Matteson, Illinois

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Matteson (Matt-a-sun) is a village in Cook and Will Counties, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,928 at the 2000 census and an estimated 17,080 as of July 2007.



Matteson is located at 41°30′35″N 87°44′21″W / 41.50972°N 87.73917°W / 41.50972; -87.73917 (41.509832, -87.739267)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.7 km²), of which, 7.1 square miles (18.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.97%) is water. The village's topography is mostly flat.

Matteson borders Park Forest and Olympia Fields to the east, Flossmoor and Country Club Hills to the north, Richton Park to the south, and Frankfort to the west.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,928 people, 4,561 households, and 3,553 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,811.2 people per square mile (699.1/km²). There were 4,712 housing units at an average density of 660.2/sq mi (254.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 28.68% White, 65.99% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 3.06% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.75% of the population.

There were 4,561 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.21.

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