Matthews, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Matthews, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Matthews had a population of 601 as of July 1, 2018. 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 36.7568 and longitude -89.5675 in New Madrid County. The formal boundaries for the City of Matthews (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 601
Population in Households 540
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 307
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $38,392
Average Household Income $51,879
Per Capita Income $22,360


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $77,966
Average Home Value $81,579


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.53% -0.71%
Households -0.65% -0.87%
Families -0.79% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Matthews, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matthews to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 462 55th
Population Density # 858 17th
Diversity Index # 796 23rd
Median Household Income # 740 28th
Per Capita Income # 595 42nd

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