Mattoon, IL


Highest Appreciating Mattoon Neighborhoods Since 2000

Mattoon, IL Real Estate Data

Mattoon Housing Market Information

With a population of 18,113, 7,632 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $91,368, house prices in Mattoon are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Mattoon, accounting for 67.95% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Mattoon include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.17%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.21%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.73%).

People in Mattoon primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Mattoon has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Mattoon's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 42.21% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Mattoon include homes built before 1939 ( 27.86%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 26.07%). There's also some housing in Mattoon built between 2000 and later ( 3.86%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Mattoon. Fully 10.97% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Mattoon homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Mattoon real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Mattoon Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Mattoon have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 9.59%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Mattoon house appreciation rate of 0.92%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Mattoon's appreciation rate, at 4.65%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Mattoon's appreciation rate has been -0.08%, which annualizes to a rate of -0.30%.

Notably, Mattoon's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Illinois, our data show that Mattoon's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Illinois.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Mattoon differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Mattoon - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Mattoon real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,070,000 0.6
$803,001 - $1,070,000 0.0
$535,001 - $803,000 0.4
$428,001 - $535,000 0.1
$321,001 - $428,000 1.0
$214,001 - $321,000 3.5
$107,001 - $214,000 26.1
$53,001 - $107,000 49.8
$0 - $53,000 18.5

Low for IL
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
84.4879077121274 79.620253164557

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$678 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.05
Renters 40.95
Vacant 10.97

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.9
1970 - 1999 26.1
1940 - 1969 42.2
1939 or Older 27.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.0
Townhomes 1.9
Small Apt. Buildings 14.2
Apt. Complexes 12.2
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.29
1 Bedroom 13.92
2 Bedrooms 34.08
3 Bedrooms 40.80
4 Bedrooms 7.77
5 or more bedrooms 1.15

Mattoon Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
22.32% 1.19% 4 2
* 10 is highest