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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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St. Matthews is a suburb of Louisville with a population of 17,993. St. Matthews is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in St. Matthews offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Matthews there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in St. Matthews and residents tend to lean conservative.
About St. Matthews...
Population
17,993

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$989
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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St. Matthews Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    22
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    539.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,903.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    313.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in St. Matthews

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,284
National
$55,322
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The area now known as St Matthews was first settled by Colonel John Floyd in 1779. Colonel Floyd, who had conducted one of the first surveys of Louisville in 1774, acquired 2,000 acres of land from participants in the French and Indian Wars. His homestead came to be known as Floyd’s Station. In the 1840’s, the community, which was centered around the present day intersection of Breckenridge Lane and Shelbyville Road, was known as Gilman’s point, after a local tavern owner Daniel Gilman. The name of St Matthews was adopted around 1850, after the St Matthews Episcopal Church, which still exists. The town was incorporated as a city in 1950. http://blog.filsonhistorical.org/tag/floyds-station/ Read more at http://homeslouisvilleky.com/st-matthews-ky/
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Really nice place to be an adult, teen, kid, or parent. There are parks and schools and places to eat around every corner! There is no way to be bored with cute little stores and local restaurants to eat. Anywhere from the fishery to Half Peach to Lazer Blaze to Peppermint. Even enjoy the local football game at Trinity High School (we locals love the loud whistles and announcer man).
Saint Matthews is a diverse and interesting area. I have lived here my whole life. We have cute local shops as well as larger shopping centers and stores everyone knows and loves. We are a cute and welcoming community, celebrating our differences. Only about a fifteen minute ride to other parts of Louisville by car, but we also have multiple Tarc stops if you need a lift.