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Mathews, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Mathews Census Designated Place had a population of 2,305 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mathews: Matthews.

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Mathews, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,305
Daytime Population: Workers 1,199
Daytime Population: Residents 1,299
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,290
Population in Familes 2,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 578
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $69,659
Average Household Income $96,243
Per Capita Income $34,905


Total Housing Units 899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 681 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $179,577
Average Home Value $204,839


Total Households 852
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 672
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.62%
Households 0.7% 0.72%
Families 0.52% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

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, 2017 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 Density # 244 49th
Diversity Index # 444 7th
Median Household Income # 25 95th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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