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Mattoon is a city in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area.
The community was named after William Mattoon, Illinois Central Railroad official
[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 39.483N. The longitude is -88.372W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,849.
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 61938 ZIP code.
24% 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 $18,186, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Mattoon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Mattoon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.
Libraries in Mattoon include Mattoon Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mattoon include Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
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.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mattoon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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