Mathews County, Virginia

Mathews County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 9207 inhabitants and a population density of 41 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Mathews.


Mathews County is located in the easternmost part of Virginia, bordering the Chesapeake Bay and has an area of 653 square kilometers, of which 431 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Gloucester County and Middlesex County.


Made it in 1791 from parts of Gloucester County. It was named after Brigadier General Thomas Mathews and spokesman of the delegates in the National Assembly of Virginia. 1776 left the last royal governor, Lord Dunmore, after he was chased by General Andrew Lewis and the Continental Army until after Gwynn's Iceland.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Mathews County 9,207 people in 3,932 households and 2,823 families. The population density was 41 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 87.30 percent White, 11.25 percent Black or African American, 0.25 percent Native American, 0.18 percent Asian, and 0.31 percent from other races; 0.70 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.79 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 3,932 households out of which 24.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.2 percent were married couples living together, 7.9 percent were single mothers, 28.2 percent were non-families, 24.9 percent of all households and 13.5 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.75 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 19.9 percent population under 18 years, 5.2 percent between 18 and 24 years, 23.1 percent between 25 and 44 years, 30.1 percent between 45 and 64 years and 21.6 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 43,222, and the median income for a family was $ 50,653. Males have a median income of $ 36,294, women $ 23,434. The per capita income was $ 23,610. 6.0 percent of the population and 4.3 percent of families are below the poverty line. Of these, 7.5 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 4.8 percent are 65 years old.