Matteson, IL
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Living in Matteson


Matteson is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,464 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 (14.49%), management occupations (10.96%), and teaching (9.10%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Matteson, the average commute to work is 36.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 education level of Matteson citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.78% of adults in Matteson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Matteson in 2010 was $35,857, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,428 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 German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Matteson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.