Matteson is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,195 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Matteson is the 130th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Matteson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Matteson is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Matteson who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), management occupations (10.73%), and teaching (10.36%).
Also of interest is that Matteson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Matteson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.65 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Matteson, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Matteson is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Matteson is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.17% of adults in Matteson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Matteson in 2010 was $29,766, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,064 for a family of four. However, Matteson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Matteson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Matteson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Matteson residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Matteson include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Matteson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.