Matthews has the 1012th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Matthews is part of the Charlotte metro area. Unemployment in the Charlotte area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Charlotte has the 22nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Matthews is below average at $48,370, and the median cost of a home in Matthews is $215,600, which is above the national average. 49% of workers in Matthews hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Matthews. 77% of Matthews workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Matthews spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.