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Macon County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 108,350 (85% urban, 15% rural); it was 114,706 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,880
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,205
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,379
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,770 (it was 13,182 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 581 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 187 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Macon County: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.1%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Macon County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (16.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 51,794  (47.8%)
Females: 56,556  (52.2%)

Macon County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Macon County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $48,040 ($37,859 in 1999)

This county:

$48,040
Illinois:

$59,588

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $502 (lower quartile is $382, upper quartile is $634)
This county:

$502
State:

$811


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $98,200 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Macon:

$98,200
Illinois:

$180,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,200 - $156,700

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $131,985
Here:

$131,985
State:

$243,209

Townhouses or other attached units: $114,774
Here:

$114,774
State:

$218,951

In 2-unit structures: $89,159
Here:

$89,159
State:

$241,787

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,510
Here:

$92,510
State:

$265,773

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,877
Here:

$78,877
State:

$280,416

Mobile homes: $78,279
Here:

$78,279
State:

$52,981
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,025
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 2,004
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 134 buildings, average cost: $239,300
  • 2008: 174 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2009: 93 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2010: 95 buildings, average cost: $292,800
  • 2011: 70 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2012: 61 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2013: 67 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $215,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,325 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,738 (1.9%)

Macon County household income distribution in 2009 Macon County home values distribution Macon County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.3%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.5% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.7% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 33.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.3%
Macon County:

18.3%
Illinois:

13.6%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.5% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.3% for American Indian residents, 12.6% for other race residents, 32.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Area name: Decatur, IL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Macon County is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $534 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $712 a month.

Cities in this county include: Decatur, Mount Zion, Forsyth, Maroa, Long Creek, Harristown, Warrensburg, Macon, Blue Mound, Argenta.

Macon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Macon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adams County , Cass County , Clear Creek County, Colorado , Hendricks County, Indiana , Licking County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,495
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,571 (48% naturalized citizens)

Macon County:

1.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 333
  • 1990 to 1994: 235
  • 1985 to 1989: 168
  • 1980 to 1984: 116
  • 1975 to 1979: 98
  • 1970 to 1974: 128
  • 1970 to 1974: 128
  • 1965 to 1969: 365
Note: State values scaled to Macon County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.9%

Macon County marital status for males Macon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 38,695
  • One, attached: 529
  • Two: 821
  • 3 or 4: 1,425
  • 5 to 9: 2,226
  • 10 to 19: 1,885
  • 20 or more: 2,296
  • Mobile homes: 2,345
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Macon County with a mortgage: 18,390 (1,433 second mortgage, 1,373 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,448

Here:

61.6% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Macon County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,55692
Mainline Protestant11,98241
Catholic11,4515
Other4,49011
Black Protestant1,69914
Orthodox1251
None56,465-
Macon County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Macon County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Macon County:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 62
This county:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Macon County:

10.2%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

28.7%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Macon County:

Average size of farms: 496 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $140,646
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $285.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $98,149
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $131,746
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.03
Corn for grain: 151029 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 244 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 143185 harvested acres
Vegetables: 91 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Earthquake activity:

Macon County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 112.6 miles away from Macon County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from Macon County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1681: February 09, 2007, FEMA Id: 1681, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Illinois Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 18, 1996 to April 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1110: April 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1110, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 30, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-583: April 30, 1979, FEMA Id: 583, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 10, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-438: June 10, 1974, FEMA Id: 438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 11, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-427: April 11, 1974, FEMA Id: 427, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (12%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Macon County (%):

  • German (24%)
  • United States or American (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Macon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,658 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 4,862 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 381 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 65 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 62 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 103 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,081 (2%)
  • Other means: 206 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,280 (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Macon County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 1,570 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,003 people in nursing homes
  • 380 people in state prisons
  • 235 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 116 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 42 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Macon County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 1,305 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 501 people in state prisons
  • 337 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 238 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 190 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 126 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 112 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 57 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 29 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,442.

4.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
Illinois average:

4.45%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Macon County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

2.45% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($21,564 average AGI)
1.55% relocated from other states ($17,638 average AGI)
Macon County:

1.55%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sangamon County, IL  0.25% ($30,459 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.19% ($26,687)
from Christian County, IL  0.16% ($36,159)
from Piatt County, IL  0.16% ($42,060)
from Shelby County, IL  0.15% ($40,712)
from Champaign County, IL  0.15% ($32,585)
from Moultrie County, IL  0.15% ($33,635)


4.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Illinois average:

4.96%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Macon County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%

2.45% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($22,482 average AGI)
1.92% relocated to other states ($25,543 average AGI)
Macon County:

1.92%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sangamon County, IL  0.29% ($34,714 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.24% ($29,614)
to Champaign County, IL  0.19% ($37,951)
to Moultrie County, IL  0.18% ($36,234)
to McLean County, IL  0.16% ($45,783)
to Piatt County, IL  0.15% ($37,381)
to Christian County, IL  0.13% ($42,607)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Macon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Macon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Macon County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Macon County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,725 (17,211 aged, 3,514 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,730 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Macon County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,461)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,439)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (893)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (796)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (707)
  • Congestive heart failure (638)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (607)
  • Unspecified dementia (517)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (351)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (323)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.8
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,797
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 511
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 62,782

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,232
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,092
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 61.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.1
  • Other - 29.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 88.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 32.1
  • Firearm - 30.8
  • Other - 25.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 106,709
  • In family households: 87,149 (20,038 male householders, 9,288 female householders)
    20,945 spouses, 29,377 children (26,943 natural, 756 adopted, 1,678 stepchildren), 2,350 grandchildren, 755 brothers or sisters, 606 parents, 931 other relatives, 2,537 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,560 (7,673 male householders (6,274 living alone)), 8,856 female householders (7,873 living alone)), 3,031 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,059 (2,004 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 14,446 2-persons, 6,539 3-persons, 4,994 4-persons, 2,169 5-persons, 731 6-persons, 447 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,147 1-person, 1,996 2-persons, 229 3-persons, 104 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

17,184 married couples with children.
8,213 single-parent households (1,458 men, 6,755 women).

96.7% of residents of Macon County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $709,573,000 ($6,394 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,517,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $305,854,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $147,773,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,734,000
Federal grants: $133,194,000
Federal procurement contracts: $80,363,000 ($284,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,654,000 ($7,613,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $504,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $54,534,000
Federal Government insurance: $71,424,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,468
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,222
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +285
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,952
Here -54 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Macon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 39.32 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 132
  • 2010 to 2013: 558
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,831
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,961
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,868
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,023
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,009
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,292
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,413
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,220
Note: State values scaled to Macon population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 128
  • 3 rooms: 538
  • 4 rooms: 3,348
  • 5 rooms: 8,445
  • 6 rooms: 7,931
  • 7 rooms: 5,718
  • 8 rooms: 3,924
  • 9+ rooms: 3,322
  • 1 room: 250
  • 2 rooms: 855
  • 3 rooms: 2,843
  • 4 rooms: 3,675
  • 5 rooms: 2,661
  • 6 rooms: 1,458
  • 7 rooms: 768
  • 8 rooms: 389
  • 9+ rooms: 283
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 909
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,307
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,593
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,559
  • 5+ bedrooms: 980
  • no bedroom: 473
  • 1 bedroom: 4,092
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,253
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,427
  • 4 bedrooms: 762
  • 5+ bedrooms: 175
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • no vehicle: 1,237
  • 1 vehicle: 9,560
  • 2 vehicles: 15,709
  • 3 vehicles: 5,099
  • 4 vehicles: 1,282
  • 5+ vehicles: 492
  • no vehicle: 2,558
  • 1 vehicle: 6,898
  • 2 vehicles: 2,931
  • 3 vehicles: 568
  • 4 vehicles: 157
  • 5+ vehicles: 70

56% of Macon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Illinois.

Macon County:

56.1%
State average:

58.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 90,052
  • Northeast: 1,773
  • Midwest: 9,926
  • South: 8,982
  • West: 1,998

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Macon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (86.8%)
  • Electricity (7.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (57.7%)
  • Electricity (38.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,646
Here:

12.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 551
Here:

9.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,694
Here:

45.7%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Macon County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,762,000
    General - Other: $6,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,049,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,640,000
    Police Protection: $5,344,000
    Regular Highways: $3,746,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,186,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,036,000
    Solid Waste Management: $214,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $309,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,987,000

Macon County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,948,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,773,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $537,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,227,000
    Interest Earnings: $822,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,856,000
    Highways: $6,870,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,454,000
    All Other: $827,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,417,000
    Other License: $254,000

Macon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,845,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,073
  • Number of aged recipients: 123
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,950
  • Number of recipients under 18: 592
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,127
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 354
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 977
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,416
Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED444$90,957638$108,7012,201$124,989184$41,0436$225,167204$59,8582$21,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$101,80030$123,600139$140,28818$42,2220$010$68,7001$42,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED64$80,07864$75,922469$98,861103$25,2822$147,00028$61,1434$27,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$101,84034$104,853422$106,13025$46,5600$011$55,8180$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$124,0003$86,33344$109,7502$72,0000$01$66,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED121$122,959126$143,5950$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$111,11140$153,6501$23,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$173,00011$164,3641$47,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$146,16713$234,6150$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$70,0002$209,0001$45,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Macon County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William94675.7 years
Mary94079.6 years
John85774.7 years
Robert78070.8 years
James70270.9 years
Charles67374.8 years
Helen47080.7 years
Dorothy41978.2 years
George41176.3 years
Ruth40580.4 years
Most common last names in Macon County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith43475.4 years
Brown27874.3 years
Miller26376.1 years
Johnson25974.9 years
Jones23175.5 years
Williams20676.6 years
Taylor20275.8 years
Moore18177.5 years
Davis17376.2 years
White14874.6 years
Businesses in Macon County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2La-Z-Boy1
AT&T3Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets7
AutoZone3Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's7
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Baymont Inn1Nike6
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King3Panda Express1
CVS3Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Payless2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Circle K8PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen3Popeyes1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Deb1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza2Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx10Sears3
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel2
Foot Locker1Staples1
Ford1Starbucks2
GNC1Steak 'n Shake3
GameStop2Subway16
H&R Block5T-Mobile3
Hardee's1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell3
Hawthorn1Talbots1
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1The Limited1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
HomeTown Buffet1Toyota1
Honda1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul5
IHOP1U.S. Cellular3
JCPenney1UPS19
Jones New York2Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Walgreens5
KFC2Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kohl's1YMCA1
Kroger4

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