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Mattoon is a township in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mattoon. For links to other places called Mattoon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mattoon is 39.477N. The longitude is -88.411W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,184.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mattoon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Coles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61928 ZIP code.
25% of Mattoon residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mattoon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mattoon was $17,854, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Mattoon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mattoon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mattoon political report.
The average commute time for Mattoon workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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