Mattoon, Illinois Population 2021

17,467
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Mattoon is a city located in Coles County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 17,467, it is the 146th largest city in Illinois and the 2073rd largest city in the United States . Mattoon is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -5.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,555 in 2010. Mattoon reached it's highest population of 19,681 in 1970. Spanning over 10 miles, Mattoon has a population density of 1,694 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mattoon is $52,021 with a poverty rate of 22.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $663 per month, and the median house value is $85,400. The median age in Mattoon is 40.5 years, 40.1 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Mattoon Demographics

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

  • White: 96.59%
  • Black or African American: 1.61%
  • Two or more races: 1.25%
  • Other race: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Asian: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Mattoon, Illinois is 17,467 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,689.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,555.

Mattoon, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202160,895-246-0.40%
202061,141-246-0.40%
201961,387-246-0.40%
201861,633-600-0.97%
201762,233-418-0.67%
201662,651-388-0.62%
201563,039-407-0.65%
201463,446-511-0.81%
201363,957-311-0.49%
201264,268-436-0.68%
201164,704-215-0.33%
201064,9190.00%

Mattoon Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,80096.59%
Black or African American2801.61%
Two or More Races2171.25%
Some Other Race540.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.12%
Asian160.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%
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Mattoon Population by Race

Mattoon Population Pyramid $2021

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Mattoon Median Age

40.5


Total

40.1


Male

41


Female

Mattoon Adults

There are 13,746 adults, (3,337 of whom are seniors) in Mattoon.

Mattoon Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Mattoon Sex Ratio

Female

9,145

52.58%

Male

8,249

47.42%

Mattoon Population by Age

Mattoon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mattoon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.4%21.6%
All57.3%42.7%
Male53.7%46.3%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Female41.7%58.3%

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mattoon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6742.257.3
Non Family3,3831.246.3
Married2,6962.8878.4
Female1,1783.3541.7
Male4172.7553.7

2.87

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Mattoon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3122.59%
9th to 12th Grade8356.92%
High School Graduate4,24235.17%
Some College3,23426.81%
Associates Degree1,24010.28%
Bachelors Degree1,36511.32%
Graduate Degree8356.92%
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Mattoon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mattoon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,67210,6282,136
Black15010122
Hispanic1318942
2+ Races90906
Other Race541910
Native American2111
Asian107
Islander6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 32.06%.

Mattoon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,397$35,967$27,862
Less Than 9th Grade$17,553$19,282$13,068
High School Graduate$27,934$36,250$20,449
Some College$29,973$32,126$27,698
Bachelors Degree$43,056$53,551$39,401
Graduate Degree$53,889$58,542$43,250

$31,397

Average Earnings

$35,967

Average Male

$27,862

Average Female

Mattoon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mattoon Language by Age

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Mattoon Language

97.86% of Mattoon residents speak only English, while 2.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.48% of the population.

Mattoon Language

Mattoon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,1413,41421.15%
Black27118869.37%
Multiple21512457.67%
Hispanic3335015.02%
Other541018.52%
Asian10770.00%
Islander66100.00%
Native16531.25%

22.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.68%

Male Poverty Rate

25.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mattoon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mattoon is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mattoon is Hispanic, with 15.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.03%.

Mattoon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.75%
High School18.86%
Some College13.46%
Bachelors or Greater9.64%

Mattoon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.42%
Male Unemployed36.59%
Female Employed11.39%
Male Employed6.88%

Mattoon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mattoon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,852$52,021
Families$55,113$64,335
Married Families$63,715-
Non Families$24,095$33,187
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Income by Household Type

Mattoon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Mattoon Married by Age and Sex

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Mattoon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mattoon Marital Status by Race

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Mattoon Marital Status

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1,236

Number of Veterans

1,177

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam423
First Gulf War263
Second Gulf War205
Korea182
World War II42

Mattoon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+358
65 to 74307
35 to 54239
55 to 64228
18 to 34104

Mattoon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2139.09%
Hispanic168.04%
Black84.28%
Islander6100.00%
Native American523.81%
2+ Races43.33%

Mattoon Veterans by Race

Mattoon Veterans by Education

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12.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mattoon Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mattoon Employment by Age

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Mattoon Employment by Race

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Mattoon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.55%

Born in Mattoon

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.07% of Mattoon residents were born in the United States, with 82.55% having been born in Illinois. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mattoon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,467-74-0.42%
202017,541-74-0.42%
201917,615-74-0.42%
201817,689-196-1.10%
201717,885-158-0.88%
201618,043-89-0.49%
201518,132-60-0.33%
201418,192-133-0.73%
201318,325-13-0.07%
201218,338-74-0.40%
201118,412-139-0.75%
201018,5512600.14%
200018,291-150-0.08%
199018,441-852-0.45%
198019,293-388-0.20%
197019,6815930.31%
196019,0881,5410.85%
195017,5471,7201.04%
194015,8271,1960.79%
193014,6311,0790.77%
192013,5522,0961.69%
191011,4561,8341.76%
19009,6222,7893.48%
18906,8331,0961.76%
18805,7370.00%

Mattoon Population by Year