Demographics

 

• Matthews is approximately 17 square miles with a population of 29,000

• Date of Incorporation is 1879

• Form of Government is Council-Manager

• Major Highways are US 74, NC 51 and Interstate 485

• Airports include the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, which is approximately 25 miles from Matthews and the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, which is approximately 10 miles from Matthews

• Median age: 39.9 years

• Total Households: 10,614

• Total Housing Units: 10,791 

• Public Schools Inside the Town Limits

o Elementary 3 (Matthews, Elizabeth Lane, Crown Point)
o Middle 1 (Crestdale)
o High 1 (Butler High School)
o Community Colleges 1 (CPCC)

• Private Schools Inside Town Limits K, 5-9 4

• Principal Employers

o Family Dollar - Corporate Headquarters: 900 employees
o Harris Teeter - Corporate Offices: 680 employees
o Conbraco - Plumbing Fixtures/Value: 300 employees
o Coveris - Lamination/Coating: 260 employees
o Novant Health Matthews Medical Center - Health Care: 250 employees
o Plantation Estates - Retirement Home: 200 employees
o Home Depot - Retail: 140 employees
o Sam's Club - Retail: 135 employees
o Town of Matthews - Government: 140 employees