Mattoon, IL
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Mattoon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,113 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mattoon is the 135th largest community in Illinois.

Mattoon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mattoon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mattoon who work in office and administrative support (15.15%), sales jobs (9.58%), and food service (9.14%).

One of the benefits of Mattoon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.99 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Mattoon are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.00% of adults in Mattoon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Mattoon in 2010 was $22,516, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,064 for a family of four. However, Mattoon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mattoon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mattoon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mattoon include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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