Coles Together - The economic development organization for Coles County

Community Profile - Mattoon

 

General Information

Population
2000
2012
Climate
City 
18,291
18,364
Av. Winter Temp 31.00 F -0.55 C
County 
53,196
53,655
Av. Summer Temp 77.00 F 25.00 C
Labor Market*
27,753
26,227 
Av.Annual Rainfall 39.00 In 99.06 Cm Av.Annual Snowfall 17.00 In 42.50 Cm

*Coles County Labor Data

 

Economic Development Amenities

Local Government - Mayor/Commission  

Interstates Serving Community

Municipal Zoning - Yes

Comprehensive Plan - Yes

Revised in 2000

Subdivision Ordinance - Yes

With Standards - Yes

Public Library - Yes
Emergency 911 - Yes
Police Department Personnel - 36
Rescue Squad - Yes
Fire Department Personnel - 32
County Zoning - No
Fire Insurance Class - 5 Home Rule - No

 

Commercial Services

General Waste Disposal - Yes Radio Stations - 9
Special Waste Disposal - Yes TV Channels - 272
Daily Newspaper - 1 Cable - Yes
Machine Shops - 4 Tool & Die - 3

Banks - 8

Assets - $1,199,089,000.00

Savings & Loans - 3

Assets - $87,854,000.00

 

Additional Economic Amenities

Competitive Communities

Initiatives - Yes - Stage 4  

Tax Increment Financing

District - Yes

Enterprise Zone - Yes Foreign Trade Zone - No

 

Transportation

Highways Serving Community   2 Federal & 2 State
Interstates Serving Community  I-57 

Local Carriers - 5

Interstate Carriers - 5

Intrastate Carriers - 5

Package Delivery Service - Yes

Commercial Bus Service - Yes

Motor Freight Terminals - 3

 

Air

Nearest Public Airport - Coles County Memorial Airport 2 MI 3 KM
Type of Surface - Concrete
Longest Runway - 6,500 FT 1,950 M
Runway Lighted - Yes
Fuel Available - Yes
Charter Service Available - Yes
Pvt Storage Available - Yes

Pvt Maintenance Available - Yes

 

Water

City Adjoins Navigable Water - No

 

Travel Time

City  

Highway

Miles

Highway

Km.

Days by Rail
Days by Truck
Atlanta
570  
917 
4
2
Chicago
183  
295 
1
1
Cleveland
456  
734 
5
1
Dallas
785 
1264
5
2
Denver
970
1562
4
2
Detroit
432
696
4
1
Kansas City
370
596
4
1
Los Angeles
1950
3140
7
4
Memphis
350
564
1
1
Minneapolis
560
902
4
1
New Orleans
743
1196
4
2
New York
847
1364
7
2
St. Louis
128
208
1
1
Seattle
2214
3565
7
4

Distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities

 

Railroads

Canadian National/Illinois Central - 6 Days Per Week
Piggyback Service - 120 MI 192 KM
Amtrak Passenger Service - Twice Daily

 

Water Treatment

 
Gallons/Day
Liters/Day
Storage Capacity
5,500,000
20,900,000
Treatment Capacity
7,000,000
26,600,000
Average Daily Demand
2,000,000
7,600,000
Peak Daily Demand
3,000,000
11,400,000
Excess Capacity
4,000,000
15,200,000

Water Supplier - Municipal

Water Source - Lake

 

Waste Water Treatment

 
Gallons/Day
Liters/Day
Treatment Capacity
5,300,000
20,140,000
Present Load
2,800,000 
10,640,000
Excess Capacity
2,500,000 
9,500,000

Type of Sewage Treatment - Secondary

 

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications

Gas Supplier - Ameren CIPS
Electric Supplier - Ameren CIPS / Moultrie CO-OP
Local Telephone Supplier - Consolidated Communications / Mediacom
Digital Switching - Yes
Fiber Optics - Yes
Long Distances Carriers - Consolidated Communications, AT&T, Sprint, MCI

 

Health Facilities

Number of Hospitals in Community - 1
Total Number of Beds - 128
Clinic - Yes
Doctors in Community - 136
Dentists in Community - 18
Emergency Medical Treatment - Yes

 

Education Facilities (in community)

Type
Number
Teachers
Enrollment
Elementary
3
110
1,600
Middle School
1
46
734
High School
1
65
1,041
Community College*
1
203
7,400
University**
1
761
12,179

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.7

*Community College -Lakeland Community College - in Mattoon

** University - Eastern Illinois University - in Charleston (12 MI)

 

Major Employers In The Community

Employer
Product/Service
Employees
Union Affiliation
R. R. Donnelly
Magazine Printing
1,600 
None

Sarah Bush Lincoln

Health Center

Health Care
1,600
None

Mattoon Community School

Education
515
None
Consolidated Communications CO.
Communications
580
IBEW

Pinnacle Foods

Bagels
200
None

GeneralElectric    

Lighting 
205
None

Lake Land

Community College

Education
384
None

Justrite Manufacturing

Safety Containers
189
None

Mars Petcare             

Pet Foods
173
None

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Headquarters
135
None

United Graphics

Printing
116
None

Mattoon Precision Mfg.

Automotive Parts
140
None
Anamet
Metal Hose
100
None

 

Labor Force

Labor Force Summary for Coles County Annual Average for Year 2012
Total Labor Force 26,227
Unemployed 2,332
Percentage 8.90%
Total Employed 23,895
Manufacturing 34.70%
Non-Manufacturing 64.80%
Agriculture 0.50%

 

Community Union Activity

Labor relations board elections in last 5 years - 0

Won by company - 0

Won by union - 0

Work stoppage occurrences within last 5 years - 0
Number of employees involved - 0

Last year data available - 2011

 

Wage Rates

Occupation Entry/Top Occupation Entry/Top
Accountant/Auditor $18.45/$31.89 Maintenance Mechanic $11.09/$20.03
Assembler-Production $9.29/$17.25 Office Clerk $8.64/$12.16
Computer Operator $13.15/$18.12 Secretary $10.14/$14.73
Computer Programmer $17.17/$32.97 Ship-Recieving Clerk $9.90/$15.70
Data Entry Operator $10.44/$16.67 Systems Analyst $18.91/$36.85
Engineer $24.58/$36.09 Tool & Die Maker $13.15/$25.00
Janitor/Cleaner $8.95/$15.09 Warehouse Worker $11.80/$17.66
Laborer $10.91/$19.71 Welder $11.27/$17.26
Machinist $11.73/$17.69 Word Processor $10.14/$14.73

Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in Coles County

Source: LMI.IDES.STATE.IL.US

 

Community Facilities

Motels/Hotels - 10                                     Protestant Churches - 101
Number of Rooms - 600  Catholic Churches - 3
Restaurants - 95    Jewish Synagogues - 1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room - 650 Country Clubs - 2
Public Golf Courses - 4  Health Clubs - 5
Public Tennis Courts - 10 Public Swimming Pools - 3
Public Access to Lake/River - Yes Fox Ridge State Park - 15 Miles
Name of Lake -Mattoon & Paradise Lakes Name of River - Little Wabash River

 

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. Valuation is 33.3% of real property.

 

Property Tax Rates

Year 2012
For Previous Year 2011

Total Sales Tax Rate

6.75% - 7.75%

City 2.0493%
8.9040%
Utility Tax On:
County 1.1811%
Electricity 3.00%
School 4.6428%
Natural Gas 3.00%
Other(s) 1.3092%
Telephone 3.00%
Total 9.1824%
Water 3.00%

 

Location Services and Other Information

Economic/Industrial

Development Contact

Angela Griffin

President

Coles Together

400 Airport Drive

Mattoon, IL 61938

Phone (217) 258-5627

Fax (217) 235-9492

Profile Information

Provided By

Angela Griffin

President

Coles Together

400 Airport Drive

Mattoon, IL 61938

Phone (217) 258-5627

Fax (217) 235-9492

Zip Code - 61920 Rep District - 110 
Senate District - 55  Congressional District - 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Coles Together
400 Airport Road
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
Ph: (217)258-5627 - Fax:( 217)235-9492
Email: angela@colestogether.com