Income/capita 24%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 39%
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Income per capita$37,105$26,779$29,829
Median household income$75,205$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$90,185$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$45,561$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$52,281$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$29,365$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level5.5%16.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Matthews is 24% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Matthews is 36% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Matthews is 39% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Matthews is 64% lower than the national average

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      Matthews employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.6%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector11.3%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services9.6%8.7%
      Wholesale & retail services19.3%17.6%
      Public administration3.1%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%1.8%
      Education, health & social services10.4%35.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Marvin, NC6,056$185,862236.0%
      Weddington, NC10,254$125,966127.7%
      Wesley Chapel, NC8,217$103,43887.0%
      Harrisburg, NC14,500$88,86560.6%
      Waxhaw, NC12,398$86,77156.8%
      Matthews, NC30,054$75,20535.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rochester, NH30,052$50,7598.2%
      Westchester, FL30,058$48,13613.0%
      New Bern, NC30,075$41,97024.1%
      Walnut, CA30,026$97,34576.0%
      North Chicago, IL30,023$42,14523.8%
      Matthews, NC30,054$75,20535.9%
      Source: The Matthews, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).