Matthews is located close to the center of North Carolina. Matthews is between the Union, Mecklenburg county. Matthews has 17.11 square miles of land area and 0.08 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Matthews population is 28,677, which has grown 29.60% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Matthews median household income is $71,361 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 6.45% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Matthews median house value is $215,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 26.30% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Matthews is better than the state average in quality. The Matthews area code is 704.