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.

Matteson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Matteson, the average commute to work is 34.85 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.

Even though Matteson is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Matteson citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.