Mattoon, Illinois Population 2020

17,427
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Mattoon is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 17,427, it is the 148th largest city in Illinois and the 2072nd largest city in the United States. Mattoon is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -6.08% 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 1,690 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mattoon is $51,732 with a poverty rate of 21.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $637 per month, and the median house value is $85,300. The median age in Mattoon is 40.2 years, 39.4 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males.

Mattoon Demographics

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

  • White: 96.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.03%
  • Two or more races: 1.09%
  • Other race: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
  • Asian: 0.04%
The current population of Mattoon, Illinois is 17,427, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,729.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,555.

Mattoon, Illinois Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202060,655-519-0.86%
201961,174-519-0.85%
201861,693-519-0.84%
201762,212-423-0.68%
201662,635-385-0.61%
201563,020-426-0.68%
201463,446-511-0.81%
201363,957-306-0.48%
201264,263-436-0.68%
201164,699-222-0.34%
201064,9210.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,95496.35%
Black or African American3572.03%
Two or More Races1921.09%
Some Other Race540.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.05%
Asian70.04%
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Mattoon Population Pyramid 2020

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Mattoon Median Age

40.2


Total

39.4


Male

41.4


Female

Mattoon Adults

There are 13,779 adults, (3,245 of whom are seniors) in Mattoon.

Mattoon Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mattoon Sex Ratio

Female

9,204

52.30%

Male

8,393

47.70%

Mattoon Households and Families

Mattoon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mattoon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All57.9%42.1%
Male55%45%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Female39.9%60.1%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6782.2357.9
Non Family3,2411.1846.4
Married2,6482.9181.5
Female1,3223.1439.9
Male4673.0755

2.87

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mattoon Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3612.97%
9th to 12th Grade9037.43%
High School Graduate4,24634.96%
Some College3,20726.40%
Associates Degree1,22810.11%
Bachelors Degree1,43211.79%
Graduate Degree7696.33%
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Mattoon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,71710,5622,126
Black19715137
Hispanic1419340
Multiple Races72686
Other Race541812
Native American2516
Islander8
Asian2

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 28.37%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,534$35,436$26,057
Less Than High School$18,077$25,750$6,433
High School Grad$27,051$32,333$20,554
Some College$30,685$34,717$27,028
Bachelors Degree$40,149$51,364$37,946
Graduate Degree$50,000$55,521$39,213

$30,534

Average Earnings

$35,436

Average Male

$26,057

Average Female

Mattoon Language

Mattoon Language by Age

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Mattoon Language

98.13% of Mattoon residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.28% of the population.

Mattoon Poverty

Mattoon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,3323,29120.15%
Black34816948.56%
Multiple18912566.14%
Hispanic2945418.37%
Other541222.22%
Native201050.00%
Islander88100.00%

21.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.73%

Male Poverty Rate

23.36%

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 18.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.18%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.02%
High School17.04%
Some College12.55%
Bachelors or Greater10.91%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.72%
Male Unemployed37.53%
Female Employed11.11%
Male Employed6.86%

Mattoon Income

Mattoon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,303$51,732
Families$51,157$62,268
Married Families$65,943-
Non Families$24,067$33,553
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Mattoon Marital Status

Mattoon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

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 Veterans

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1,173

Number of Veterans

1,116

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam421
First Gulf War236
Second Gulf War179
Korea169
World War II39
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Age Group Veterans
75+331
65 to 74328
35 to 54216
55 to 64184
18 to 34114
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1498.60%
Hispanic168.47%
Black114.70%
Hawaiian8100.00%
Indian520.00%

Mattoon Veterans by Education

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12.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mattoon Employment Status

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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82.45%

Born in Illinois

98.99%

Native Born

1.01%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.99% of Mattoon residents were born in the United States, with 82.45% having been born in Illinois. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,427-151-0.86%
201917,578-151-0.85%
201817,729-169-0.94%
201717,898-151-0.84%
201618,049-83-0.46%
201518,132-64-0.35%
201418,196-132-0.72%
201318,328-9-0.05%
201218,337-73-0.40%
201118,410-137-0.74%
201018,5472560.14%
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%