Key findings

  • Mattoon has a Livability Score of 64/100, which is considered below average
  • Mattoon crime rates are 27% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Mattoon is 18% lower than the Illinois average
  • Mattoon real estate prices are 54% lower than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Mattoon are 34% lower than the Illinois average

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      Top Rated Schools in Mattoon

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Mattoon High School9 - 121,01336%
      Arland D Williams Jr Elementary SchoolKG - 573434%
      Mattoon Middle School6 - 873329%
      Riddle Elementary SchoolPK - 573623%
      Pathways Roe 1112 - 1287n/a
      St Mary SchoolPK - 556n/a
      Neil Armstrong Program/Hawthorne7 - 12163n/a
      St Johns Lutheran SchoolPK - 8175n/a
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      Rural Charm in Mattoon

      Attractions6/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping6/10
      Mattoon, Illinois is a small city located between St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, with about a two hour or so drive either way. It has a decent housing market with house prices being average to low, and property taxes remaining reasonable. The toughest part of living in Mattoon is finding gainful employment, being that the town is located farther away from the cities and is not near any major corporate centers.

      The overall weather in Mattoon is comparable to that of the rest of Illinois and the Midwest, with winters being blustery and cold, and summer being hot and quite humid. It should also be noted that Mattoon is located in tornado alley, so residents are subjected to potential tornadoes during the spring and summer months.

      Overall, Mattoon is a good place to raise a family. It has the charms of rural living that a lot of people are looking for in a warm, welcoming community. Especially for those looking to raise a family.
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      Source: The Mattoon, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).