Matewan, WV Population

Population: 498. Estimated population in July 2020: 501 (+0.6% change)
Males: 233 (46.8%), Females: 265 (53.2%)

Mingo County

Zip code: 25678

Median resident age: 44.6 years
Median household income: $13,529
Median house value: $64,200

Races in Matewan:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.0%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)

Ancestries: United States (32.1%), Irish (14.3%), English (4.8%), German (4.0%), Dutch (2.4%), Italian (2.4%).

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Matewan

  • High school or higher: 53.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 37.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Matewan town

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -119 (-19.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Matewan:

  • WILLIAMSON ARH HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • GUYAN VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; LOGAN, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Matewan:

  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 58 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
  • YEAGER (about 66 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 74 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Matewan:

  • MINGO COUNTY (about 8 miles; WILLIAMSON, WV; Abbreviation: 4I0)
  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 25 miles; LOGAN, WV; Abbreviation: 6L4)
  • PIKE COUNTY-HATCHER FIELD (about 27 miles; PIKEVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: PBX)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matewan:

  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 62 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 82 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)

Schools

Public high school in Matewan:

  • MATEWAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: ROUTE 49; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Matewan:

  • MATEWAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 259; Location: 100 CHAMBERS STREET; Grades: PK – 04)
  • MATEWAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 241; Location: RT. 49 SCHOOLHOUSE RD.; Grades: 05 – 08)