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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Matteson is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 19,277. Matteson is in Cook County. Living in Matteson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Matteson there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Matteson and residents tend to be liberal.
About Matteson...
Population
19,277

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,254
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Matteson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    675.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    99.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    272.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,245.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Matteson

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,202
National
$55,322
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Matteson Reviews

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Matteson is family oriented city that has lost so much charm. The once desired community...no longer house grocery stores or major retailers for convenient shopping. Too many stores closing has left residents where they have to shop in other communities. It is still a nice city to live in, however it must be revitalized.
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I love my hometown because it’s safe and feels like a community of happy families. My only concern is several local shops and businesses either left or went bankrupt in our city. I wish we could get those businesses to reopen (Sam’s Club, Walgreens and Target) or have new businesses replace them.
Matteson is a very family oriented, cost efficient, neighbor-friendly environment. It is close to the Metra train service for easy access to work downtown. It has a low crime rate and provides a safe for both public and private schools such as HF, Marian Catholic , Southland and Rich Central. It is very diverse and has many job opportunities. There's several bike trails and healthy restaurants to choose from with new businesses opening regularly as well.