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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Mathews County is 8,923, which is 3.08% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 15.63% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Mathews County population density is 35.41 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 191.35 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Mathews County is white, which represent 87.89% of the total population. The average Mathews County education level is lower than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 8,923. #118

Population Growth Since 2000, #111

Mathews County

Population Density, #113

Mathews County
35.41 per square mile
191.35 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:7,842 (87.89%, #42)
Black:888 (9.95%, #77)
Hispanic:155 (1.74%, #100)
Asian:27 (0.30%, #100)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):16 (0.18%, #76)
One Race, Other:18 (0.20%, see rank)
Two or More Races:132 (1.48%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

7,721 (86.53%) out of the total population of 8,923 reported first ancestry.

 Mathews County% of the Total PopulationVirginiaU.S.
Arab380.43%, see rank0.83%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.28%0.47%
Danish1822.04%, see rank0.23%0.42%
Dutch1932.16%, see rank1.00%1.40%
English2,72430.53%, see rank10.69%8.02%
French2042.29%, see rank2.33%3.34%
German92510.37%, see rank11.87%15.03%
Greek170.19%, see rank0.41%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.35%0.46%
Irish1,51216.94%, see rank9.99%10.80%
Italian2672.99%, see rank4.00%5.52%
Norwegian210.24%, see rank0.61%1.42%
Polish2442.73%, see rank1.89%3.01%
Portuguese270.30%, see rank0.20%0.44%
Russian2693.01%, see rank0.70%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1281.43%, see rank1.68%0.99%
Scottish3694.14%, see rank2.13%1.72%
Subsaharan African4705.27%, see rank2.02%0.95%
Swedish70.08%, see rank0.71%1.27%
Swiss580.65%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.23%0.31%
American94110.55%, see rank11.04%7.12%
Welsh1471.65%, see rank0.65%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 4,203 (47.10%, see rank)
Females: 4,720 (52.90%, see rank)

Mathews County
Male: 47.10%
Female: 52.90%
Male: 49.15%
Female: 50.85%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Mathews County
50.70 years old
37.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Mathews County
50.30 years old
36.20 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Mathews County
51.90 years old
38.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Mathews County% of the Total PopulationVirginiaU.S.
Under 5 years3393.80%, see rank6.25%6.36%
5 to 9 years3694.14%, see rank6.34%6.51%
10 to 14 years4334.85%, see rank6.32%6.59%
15 to 19 years4765.33%, see rank6.72%6.85%
20 to 24 years4334.85%, see rank7.16%7.13%
25 to 34 years7067.91%, see rank13.90%13.47%
35 to 44 years95510.70%, see rank13.42%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,25014.01%, see rank14.64%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,51717.00%, see rank12.28%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,42816.00%, see rank7.51%7.64%
75 to 84 6297.05%, see rank3.85%4.25%
85 years and over3884.35%, see rank1.60%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Mathews CountyVirginiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population6,873, 100%5,501,125209,056,129
Less Than High School668, 9.72%, see rank12.11%13.67%
High School Graduate2,326, 33.84%, see rank25.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,889, 27.48%, see rank27.11%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,065, 15.50%, see rank20.74%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree925, 13.46%, see rank15.03%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.72, see rank13.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Mathews County VirginiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten20387.68%12.32%63.13%36.87%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)60498.84%, see rank1.16%, see rank90.08%9.92%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)47498.95%, see rank1.05%, see rank91.63%8.37%90.60%9.40%
College26674.06%, see rank25.94%, see rank79.69%20.31%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5583.64%, see rank16.36%, see rank62.00%38.00%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Mathews CountyVirginiaU.S.
Total Households3,792, 100%3,041,710116,211,092
Average Household Size2.32, see rank2.612.63
1 Person Households919, 24.24%, see rank26.52%27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,873, 75.76%, see rank73.48%72.43%
Family Households (Families)2,774, 73.15%, see rank67.30%66.22%
Average Family Size2.77, see rank3.253.32
Married-Couple Family2,213, 58.36%, see rank50.70%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,018, 26.85%, see rank32.70%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Mathews County%VirginiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total7,782see rank6,637,353252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over3,657100%, see rank3,232,491123,281,364
Never Married74720.43%, see rank34.57%35.77%
Married2,45767.19%, see rank54.49%52.04%
Widowed2075.66%, see rank2.36%2.57%
Divorced2466.73%, see rank8.57%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over4,125100%, see rank3,404,862129,692,771
Never Married70217.02%, see rank28.53%29.48%
Married2,62163.54%, see rank51.39%49.19%
Widowed3618.75%, see rank8.68%9.16%
Divorced44110.69%, see rank11.39%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Mathews County%VirginiaU.S.
Native8,73197.85%, see rank88.41%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence5,92166.36%, see rank49.57%58.73%
Born in Different State2,71130.38%, see rank37.13%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
991.11%, see rank1.72%1.42%
Foreign Born1922.15%, see rank11.59%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1621.82%, see rank5.55%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship300.34%, see rank6.04%7.09%
Born In Europe640.72%, see rank1.25%1.53%
Born In Asia270.30%, see rank4.79%3.82%
Born In Africa640.72%, see rank1.11%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.05%0.07%
Born In Latin America30.03%, see rank4.20%6.83%
Born In Northern America340.38%, see rank0.19%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Mathews County%VirginiaU.S.
English3,64896.20%, see rank84.46%79.39%
Spanish481.27%, see rank6.31%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages170.45%, see rank4.18%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages130.34%, see rank3.67%3.36%
Other661.74%, see rank1.38%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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