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The City of Saint Matthews had a population of 17,574 as of July 1, 2021. Saint Matthews ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Matthews is located at latitude 38.2528 and longitude -85.6558 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Matthews encompass a land area of 4.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The City of Saint Matthews has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Saint Matthews is located within Louisville East Division of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Matthews: Gilmans Point.

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Saint Matthews, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 17,574 (100%)
Population in Households 17,379 (98.9%)
Population in Families 11,175 (63.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 195 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 4,016
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $67,837
Average Household Income $92,633
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $46,011
Wealth Index5 91


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,733 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,001 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 797 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $273,495
Average Home Value $298,954
Housing Affordability Index3 149


Total Households 8,735
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 3,928
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.01% 0.04%
Households -0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.14% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
Owner Occupied HU   0.45%

Saint Matthews, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Matthews to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 25 96th
Population Density # 47 91st
Median Household Income # 115 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 74 14th
Per Capita Income # 50 91st
Diversity Index # 65 88th

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