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Overview

Introduction to Matteson, Illinois

Matteson, Illinois, in Cook county, is 11 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois and 24 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area.

Matteson History

The village of Matteson was established in 1848 by Frederick Illgen, who bought 40 acres of land from the government and laid the foundation stone. The town was named after the tenth Governor of Illinois, Joel A. Matteson. The first group of settlers who arrived at Matteson were mostly German immigrants. In 1855, Charles Ohlendorf was the first homeowner, the first merchant and the first postmaster of the region. In 1860, the first school was built in the village. In 1876, a new village hall was built and the school building added another story.

Matteson and nearby Attractions

  • Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Lincoln Mall
  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Matteson

Matteson presents many entertainment options for its visitors. The Lincoln Mall, one of the shopping centers in the area, and the Matteson Auto Mall, the largest group of car dealerships in Illinois, are located close to the village. Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve, located nearby, provides plenty of opportunities to view and photograph various kinds of animals and birds in their natural habitats. The Matteson Historical Museum is a great place to study the history of the village in a detailed manner. William W. Powers State Recreation Area provides options for various outdoor sports and picnicking.

Matteson Transportation

Chicago Midway Airport is nearby.

Matteson Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by the ITT Technical Institute, Governors State University, and Prairie State College.

People

Total Population 19,159
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,800
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,534
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,967
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,937

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,696
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,150
Median House Value $160,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.9%
US/American 0%
English 1.9%
Irish 2.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Matteson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60443
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.503
Longitude -87.713

Matteson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PARK FOREST
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicago Heights 30,428 $50,711
Flossmoor 9,492 $107,891

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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