Matteson, IL
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Matteson is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,097 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Matteson is the 130th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Matteson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Matteson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Matteson is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Matteson who work in office and administrative support (13.70%), management occupations (11.12%), and healthcare (10.33%).

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.

One downside of living in Matteson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.85 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Matteson has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Matteson are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.92% of adults in Matteson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Matteson in 2010 was $32,550, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,200 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.