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Welcome to Matthews ...

The town of Matthews is located in Mecklenburg County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Matthews has a population of 33,247 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Matthews.

Matthews is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Matthews lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Matthews: (704) & (980)<4>

The ZIP code for Matthews: 28105<5>

Websites for Matthews ...

Official Website: www.matthewsnc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Matthews had an population of 33,247 people. This is an increase of 22.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Matthews had a population of 27,198 people. This makes Matthews the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Matthews represents 0.29% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,198 people, the population of Matthews increased 22.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,127 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Matthews.

Adding Matthews to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Matthews in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Matthews was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Matthews on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Matthews on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Matthews ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Matthews - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Matthews.

Communities near Matthews ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Matthews.

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<7>
  • Concord [Cabarrus County]
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    • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<7>
  • Monroe [Union County]
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    • Monroe [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<7>
  • Fort Mill [York County]
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    • Fort Mill [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Mill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Mill<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waxhaw [Union County]
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      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<7>
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
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      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<7>
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
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      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<7>
    • Tega Cay [York County]
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      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<7>
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<7>
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
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      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Matthews. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Matthews.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Matthews. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Matthews.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Matthews ...

Looking for more information about Matthews? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Matthews, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Matthews.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Matthews: www.matthewsnc.com/

The official website for Mecklenburg County: www.charmeck.org

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Mecklenburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Matthews.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Matthews - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Matthews). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Matthews or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Matthews) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Matthews. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MatthewsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matthews. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1183, Longitude: -80.7202    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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