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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,800
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mattoon demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Bagelfest - July 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mattoon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Lake Mattoon
Historic routes: Lincoln National Memorial Highway
Colleges and universities: Lake Land Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

13% of Mattoon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mattoon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.


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

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Newspapers in Mattoon include Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

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Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mattoon political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Mattoon include Comfort Suites, Fairfield Inn by Marriott Mattoon, Hampton Inn Mattoon, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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