Mathews County, VA

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2022 Population
8,537
0.129% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
53.7
0.562% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.84%
15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,054
7.95% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$355,900
25.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mathews County, VA had a population of 8.54k people with a median age of 53.7 and a median household income of $79,054. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mathews County, VA declined from 8,548 to 8,537, a −0.129% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,229 to $79,054, a 7.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mathews County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), White (Hispanic) (2.39%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.562%).

None of the households in Mathews County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.9% of the residents in Mathews County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Mathews County, VA was $355,900, and the homeownership rate was 83.8%.

Most people in Mathews County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Mathews County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mathews County, VA is home to a population of 8.54k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.11% of Mathews County, VA residents were born outside of the country (95 people).

In 2022, there were 9.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.21k people) in Mathews County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 767 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 249 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Mathews County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mathews County, VA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mathews County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.21k ± 77
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    767 ± 154
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    249 ± 158
3.06%
Hispanic Population
261 people

In 2022, there were 9.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.21k people) in Mathews County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 767 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 249 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.06% of the people in Mathews County, VA are hispanic (261 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mathews County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
95 people
1.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
88 people

As of 2022, 1.11% of Mathews County, VA residents (95 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mathews County, VA was 1.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    404 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    149 ± 109
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    67 ± 55

Mathews County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mathews County, VA employs 3.28k people. The largest industries in Mathews County, VA are Construction (536 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (477 people), and Manufacturing (323 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($215,667), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($163,800), and Finance & Insurance ($145,769).

Occupations

3.28k
2022 Value
± 492
−2.9%
1 Year decline
± 23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mathews County, VA declined at a rate of −2.9%, from 3.38k employees to 3.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mathews County, VA, are Management Occupations (468 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (369 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (350 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mathews County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.28k
2022 Value
± 492
−2.9%
1 Year decline
± 23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mathews County, VA declined at a rate of −2.9%, from 3.38k employees to 3.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mathews County, VA, are Construction (536 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (477 people), and Manufacturing (323 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mathews County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Mathews County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,756
Median earning men ± $8,777
$47,955
Median earning women ± $4,761

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($159,076), Public Administration ($100,094), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($88,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($215,528), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($155,714), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($57,819).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 53
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 41
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 29
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mathews County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.49%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mathews County, VA was $355,900 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $283,300 to $355,900, a 25.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Mathews County, VA is 83.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mathews County, VA have an average commute time of 36.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mathews County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$355,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$43,637
$3,137
Median Property Taxes
±$485

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mathews County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mathews County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

83.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.8% of the housing units in Mathews County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.1%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the tracts in Mathews County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$79,054
Median Household Income
± $14,979
3.74k
Number of Households
± 545

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.74k households in Mathews County, VA grew to $79,054 from the previous year's value of $73,229.

The following chart displays the households in Mathews County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mathews County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.5%)
  3. Carpooled (8.04%)

In 2022, 74.4% of workers in Mathews County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.5%) and those who carpooled to work (8.04%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

36.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mathews County, VA have a longer commute time (36.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.2% of the workforce in Mathews County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mathews County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mathews County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mathews County, VA (578 out of 8.45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 16 - 17 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mathews County, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.6% of the population of Mathews County, VA has health coverage, with 37.8% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 22.9% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mathews County, VA see 2945 patients per year on average, which represents a 33.9% increase from the previous year (2200 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4383 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2192 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,945 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mathews County, VA

Primary care physicians in Mathews County, VA see an average of 2,945 patients per year. This represents a 33.9% increase from the previous year (2,200 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mathews County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.6% under 18 years, 12.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.45%
Uninsured
37.8%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
22.9%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mathews County, VA declined by 17.1% from 10.2% to 8.45%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.3% in Mathews County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.83% in Mathews County, VA.

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