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Mathews, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Mathews Census Designated Place had a population of 2,281 as of July 1, 2016. Mathews ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mathews is located at latitude 29.6822 and longitude -90.5559 in Lafourche Parish. The formal boundaries for the Mathews Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafourche Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Mathews Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403263) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mathews Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafourche Parish.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mathews: Matthews.

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Mathews, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,281
Population in Households 2,266
Population in Familes 2,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 572
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 673 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $170,522
Average Home Value $199,294


Median Household Income $66,148
Average Household Income $94,155
Per Capita Income $34,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.56%
Households 0.68% 0.7%
Families 0.51% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Mathews, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mathews to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 186 61st
Population Density1 # 245 49th
Diversity Index2 # 446 6th
Median Household Income # 28 94th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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