Mattoon, IL Population

Population: 18,291. Estimated population in July 2020: 17,385 (-5.0% change)
Males: 8,659 (47.3%), Females: 9,632 (52.7%)

Coles County

Zip code: 61938

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $31,800
Median house value: $65,000

Races in Mattoon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (20.7%), United States (15.9%), Irish (12.5%), English (11.7%), French (2.6%), Dutch (2.2%).

Elevation: 726 feet

Land area: 9.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mattoon

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mattoon city

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -255 (-1.4%).

Hospital/medical center in Mattoon:

  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (ROUTE 16 P O BOX 372)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mattoon:

  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • JOHN & MARY KIRBY HOSPITAL (about 41 miles; MONTICELLO, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mattoon:

  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 8 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 39 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 42 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mattoon:

  • TUSCOLA (about 21 miles; TUSCOLA, IL; Abbreviation: K96)
  • CASEY MUNI (about 29 miles; CASEY, IL; Abbreviation: 1H8)
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 31 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL; Abbreviation: 1H2)
Amtrak station:
MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
College/University in Mattoon:

  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,666; Location: 5001 LAKE LAND BLVD; Public; Website: www.lakeland.cc.il.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Mattoon:

  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 44 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 45 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,597)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 68 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
Public high schools in Mattoon:

  • MATTOON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 986; Location: 2521 WALNUT AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PATHWAYS ROE 11 (Students: 80; Location: 305 RICHMOND E; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mattoon:

  • MATTOON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 832; Location: 1200 S 9TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIDDLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 714; Location: 4201 WESTERN AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ARLAND D WILLIAMS JR ELEM SCH (Students: 671; Location: 1709 S 9TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HAWTHORNE ELEM SCH/ARMSTRONG TMH (Students: 120; Location: 2405 CHAMPAIGN AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • DIAGNOSTIC & DEVELOPMENTAL CTR (Students: 45; Location: 1201 S 6TH STREET; Grades: 02 – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Mattoon:

  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 200 CHARLESTON AVE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 2000 RICHMOND AVENUE; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Mattoon:

  • MATTOON P.L. (Operating income: $483,130; Location: 1600 CHARLESTON AVENUE; 51,362 books; 957 audio materials; 749 video materials; 133 serial subscriptions)

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