Mattoon, Illinois Population 2024

16,266

Mattoon is a city located in Coles County Illinois. Mattoon has a 2024 population of 16,266. Mattoon is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -3.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,851 in 2020.

The average household income in Mattoon is $57,800 with a poverty rate of 21.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mattoon is 42.4 years, 41.5 years for males, and 43.3 years for females.

Mattoon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mattoon was:

  • White: 93.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.49%
  • Black or African American: 2.03%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,577.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.47% (-585)
The current population of Mattoon, Illinois is 16,266 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,851.

Mattoon, Illinois Population 2024

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Mattoon Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,74193.53%
Two or more races5883.49%
Black or African American3412.03%
Asian870.52%
Other race600.36%
Native American130.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mattoon Population by Race

Mattoon Population Pyramid 2024

Mattoon Median Age

42.4

Total

41.5

Male

43.3

Female

Mattoon Adults

There are 13,280 adults, (3,287 of whom are seniors) in Mattoon.

Mattoon Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mattoon Sex Ratio

Female8,62351.24%
Male8,20748.76%

Mattoon Population by Age

Mattoon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,8842.085545
Non Family3,4851.1542.957.1
Married2,6592.7272.827.2
Female1,2613.0459.240.8
Male4792.6833.266.8
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2.65

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mattoon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mattoon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mattoon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 63.04%.

Mattoon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,628

Average Earnings

$38,398

Average Male

$32,570

Average Female

Mattoon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mattoon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mattoon Language

98.21% of Mattoon residents speak only English, while 1.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.9% of the population.

Mattoon Language

Mattoon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,1422,95419.51%
Multiple57026446.32%
Black31917354.23%
Hispanic39312231.04%
Other602338.33%
Asian831012.05%
Native13215.38%
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21.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.09%

Male Poverty Rate

22.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mattoon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mattoon is Black, with 54.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mattoon is Asian, with 12.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.3%.

Mattoon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.16%
High School24.76%
Some College9.27%
Bachelors or Greater6.76%
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Mattoon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.54%
Female Unemployed15%
Female Employed14.34%
Male Employed8.46%
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Mattoon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mattoon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mattoon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mattoon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mattoon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mattoon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mattoon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,016

Number of Veterans

983

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Mattoon Veterans by War

count

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Mattoon Veterans by Age

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Mattoon Veterans by Race

Mattoon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mattoon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Mattoon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mattoon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mattoon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.58%

Born in Mattoon

99.17%

Native Born

0.83%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.17% of Mattoon residents were born in the United States, with 84.58% having been born in Illinois. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mattoon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,266-200-1.29%
202815,466-200-1.28%
202715,666-200-1.26%
202615,866-200-1.24%
202516,066-200-1.23%
202416,266-200-1.21%
202316,466-200-1.2%
202216,666-200-1.19%
202116,866150.09%
202016,851-815-4.61%
201917,666-64-0.36%
201817,730-171-0.96%
201717,901-153-0.85%
201618,054-94-0.52%
201518,148-56-0.31%
201418,204-130-0.71%
201318,334-11-0.06%
201218,345-73-0.4%
201118,418-135-0.73%
201018,5532621.43%
200018,291-150-0.81%
199018,441-852-4.42%
198019,293-388-1.97%
197019,6815933.11%
196019,0881,5418.78%
195017,5471,72010.87%
194015,8271,1968.17%
193014,6311,0797.96%
192013,5522,09618.3%
191011,4561,83419.06%
19009,6222,78940.82%
18906,8331,09619.1%
18805,737
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Mattoon Population by Year