Matteson /ˌmætɪsən/ is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States and a south suburb of Chicago. The population was 12,928 at the 2000 census and 19,009 in 2010.
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).
According to the 2010 census, Matteson has a total area of 9.354 square miles (24.23 km), of which 9.32 square miles (24.14 km) (or 99.64%) is land and 0.034 square miles (0.09 km) (or 0.36%) is water. The village’s topography is mostly flat.
Matteson is bordered by Park Forest and Olympia Fields to the east, Country Club Hills and Tinley Park to the north, Frankfort to the west, and Richton Park to the south.
As of the 2010 census, there were 19,009 people, 6,778 households, and 3,553 families residing in the village. The 2000 Census recorded a population density of 1,811.2 people per square mile (699.1/km²) and 4,712 housing units at an average density of 660.2 per square mile (254.8/km²). For 2010, the racial makeup of the village was 78.7% African American, 16.3% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population. A Dateline NBC episode in 1997 focused on Matteson and the issue of racial balance.
According to 2000 Census Data, 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.
In the village, the population was spread out with 5.9% of persons under the age of 5, 27.1% under the age of 18, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years as of 2000. The percent of female persons in the village totaled 54% by the 2010 census data.
The most recent estimate of median income for a village household was $67,170, measured in 2014. In the year 2000, the median income for a family was $65,666. Males had a median income of $46,075 versus $33,339 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,024. In 2000, about 2.7% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. In 2014, 10.8% of the population was estimated to be in poverty.