Mathews County is located in east central Virginia. The County Seat is Mathews and the largest city is Mathews. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.mathews.va.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,836 and the 2010 census population was 8,976. The land area is 85.93 square miles and there are 104.5 persons per square mile.
88.2% of the population is White, 9% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $238,500, there are 3,856 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,342, the median household income is $55,192, and 10.1% of the persons in Mathews County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 824. Retail sales (in $1000) were $59,350, and sales per capita were $6,566.
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