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The Town of Matthews had a population of 576 as of July 1, 2016. Matthews ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Matthews is located at latitude 40.3875 and longitude -85.4978 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Matthews (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The Town of Matthews (GNIS ID: 2396741) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Matthews is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Matthews population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Matthews, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 576
Population in Households 576
Population in Familes 480
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,635
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $63,291
Average Home Value $74,049


Median Household Income $45,744
Average Household Income $56,348
Per Capita Income $22,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.53%
Households -0.41% -0.35%
Families -0.59% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Matthews, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matthews to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 451 34th
Population Density1 # 230 66th
Diversity Index2 # 577 15th
Median Household Income # 394 42nd
Per Capita Income # 372 45th

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