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Saint Matthews is a city in Jefferson County, in the Louisville metro area.
Saint Matthews is in the Bluegrass region.
The community was named for a local Episcopal church
The latitude of Saint Matthews is 38.252N. The longitude is -85.655W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,441.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Saint Matthews demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Louisville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40206 ZIP code.
24% of Saint Matthews residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saint Matthews ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saint Matthews was $28,601, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Saint Matthews residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Saint Matthews, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $601. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,016.
Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saint Matthews political report.
The average commute time for Saint Matthews workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Saint Matthews between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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