Matteson is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,418 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 (13.82%), management occupations (12.27%), and teaching (10.48%).
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 35.29 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.
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%): 38.32% of adults in Matteson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Matteson in 2010 was $34,136, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,544 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, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Matteson is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Polish.