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Matthews, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Matthews had a population of 621 as of July 1, 2019. Matthews ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Matthews is located at latitude 36.7592 and longitude -89.5867 in New Madrid County. The formal boundaries for the City of Matthews encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Madrid County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Matthews (GNIS ID: 2395045) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Matthews is located within Township of Big Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Madrid County.


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Matthews, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Matthews, MO Housing Affordability Index is 284
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Matthews, MO Wealth Index is 53
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 621 (100%)
Population in Households 560 (90.2%)
Population in Families 436 (70.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 61 ( 9.8%)
Population Density 317
Diversity Index2 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,528
Average Household Income $61,722
Per Capita Income $24,791
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $82,468
Housing Affordability Index3 284
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.12% -0.26%
Households -0.13% -0.25%
Families -0.21% -0.39%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Matthews, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matthews to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 464 55th
Population Density # 849 18th
Diversity Index # 863 17th
Median Household Income # 642 38th
Per Capita Income # 446 57th

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