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Mathews County, Virginia

PO Box 463
Mathews, VA 23109
Phone: (804) 725-2550
Fax: (804) 725-7456

On the southeastern border of VA, on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay; organized 1791 from Gloucester County. Name Origin: For Thomas Mathews, American Revolutionary general and patriot

Area (sq mi):: 251.96 (land 85.68; water 166.28) Population per square mile: 107.30
Population 2005: 9,194 State rank: 117 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 10.30% Population 2000: 9,207 (White 86.80%; Black or African American 11.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 46.20
Income 2000: per capita $23,610; median household $43,222; Population below poverty level: 6.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,511-$35,117
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 45.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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MATHEWS COUNTY, Virginia, is a peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay, a peninsula that itself is part of a larger peninsula formed by the Rappahannock and York rivers.
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The Bay School Cultural Arts Center is o onprofit, arts educational organization located in rural Mathews County, Virginia.