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Matthews is a town in Mecklenburg County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.

The community was named for an official of the Central Carolina Railroad

The latitude of Matthews is 35.116N. The longitude is -80.723W.

Elevation is 751 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,436.


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Median household income
Local
$67,034
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Matthews demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Fullwood
· Fullwood's Store
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 48. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Matthews residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Matthews ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Matthews was $27,471, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Matthews residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Matthews, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $732.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,304.


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Libraries in Matthews include Matthews Branch Library ... View libraries

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Mecklenburg County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Matthews political report.

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The average commute time for Matthews workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Matthews between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Matthews include Comfort Inn Matthews, Country Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge East, Holiday Inn Express, Matthews Courtyard by Marriott, Microtel Inn.

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