Income/capita 25%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 12%
Income per capita$22,345$31,502$29,829
Median household income$36,182$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,944$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,399$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$30,933$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,056$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level21.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mattoon is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mattoon is 35% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mattoon is 12% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mattoon is 41% higher than the national average

Best Places for Employment in and Around Mattoon

See all the best places to live around Mattoon

Compare Mattoon, IL Employment

      How would you rate the job market in Mattoon?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      How accessible is public transit in Mattoon?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Mattoon poll results

      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Mattoon median earnings by income bracket

      Mattoon employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.6%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector27.2%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services13.1%18.1%
      Public administration1.8%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%2.0%
      Education, health & social services15.6%28.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Allenville, IL169$51,4587%
      Hindsboro, IL349$50,00010%
      Arcola, IL2,881$49,68810%
      Windsor village, IL965$49,28611%
      Strasburg, IL501$48,90612%
      Mattoon, IL17,399$36,18235%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Philadelphia, OH17,412$41,75325%
      East Cleveland, OH17,413$19,95364%
      Concord, MO17,415$64,23916%
      North Canton, OH17,422$55,8741%
      Santa Fe Springs, CA17,436$58,1475%
      Mattoon, IL17,399$36,18235%
      Source: The Mattoon, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).