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Matteson is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The village was named for Gov. Joel Matteson.

The latitude of Matteson is 41.503N. The longitude is -87.713W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 692 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,278.


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Median household income
Local
$59,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Matteson demographic reports
In the 1850s, German immigrants settled the community, which was situated at the intersection of the Illinois Central and Michigan Central railroads.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Matteson Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Matteson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Matteson Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Matteson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60471 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Matteson residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Matteson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Matteson was $25,024, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Matteson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Matteson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $643.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,332.


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Libraries in Matteson include Matteson Public Library ... View libraries

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Matteson political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Matteson workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Matteson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Matteson include Country Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Days Inn Suites Matteson, Holiday Inn Matteson, La Quinta Inn.

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