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Macon County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 105,801 (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: 182 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Macon County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.2%), Construction (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Macon County, IL (2017)
    • 81,25670.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,77412.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,6035.8%Two or more races
    • 2,3752.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2641.1%Asian alone
    • 2950.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1360.1%Some other race alone
    • 60.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 50,685  (47.9%)
Females: 55,116  (52.1%)
Average household size:
Macon County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,970 ($37,859 in 1999)
This county:

$51,970
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $507 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $598)
This county:

$507
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,000 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Macon:

$97,000
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,600 - $166,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $131,561
Here:

$131,561
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $99,569
Here:

$99,569
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $112,361
Here:

$112,361
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $255,755
Here:

$255,755
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,975
Here:

$97,975
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $28,392
Here:

$28,392
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $978
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $448

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

  • 1997: 199 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 1998: 279 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 1999: 249 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2000: 241 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2001: 215 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2002: 174 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2003: 438 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2004: 324 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2005: 226 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2006: 325 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2016: 56 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2017: 39 buildings, average cost: $212,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Macon, IL residents
Average permit cost in Macon, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,281 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,212 (2.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Macon, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Macon, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Macon, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
Macon County:

12.8%
Illinois:

12.6%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.0% for American Indian residents, 80.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 4.2% for other race residents, 28.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.1 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 42.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.8 years old, Black residents: 25.8 years old, American Indian residents: 56.6 years old, Asian residents: 36.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.6 years old, Other race residents: 23.4 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

2018 air pollution in Macon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above 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:

6.3%
Illinois:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Macon, IL
County total employment by year in Macon, IL
County average yearly wages by year in Macon, IL

Current college students: 6,495
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,480 (50.8% naturalized citizens)

Macon County:

2.3%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4592010 or later
  • 8302000 to 2009
  • 5981990 to 1999
  • 2841980 to 1989
  • 2261970 to 1979
  • 493Before 1970

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: 39,998
  • One, attached: 908
  • Two: 1,152
  • 3 or 4: 1,481
  • 5 to 9: 1,708
  • 10 to 19: 1,582
  • 20 to 49: 998
  • 50 or more: 1,142
  • Mobile homes: 1,223
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 241

Housing units in Macon County with a mortgage: 17,219 (542 second mortgage, 1,757 home equity loan, 58 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,203

Here:

54.8% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Macon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Macon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 46,043 (86.8%)
  • Carpooled: 3,152 (5.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,152 (2.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 265 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 443 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,950 (3.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (13%)
  • India (12%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • Sudan (3%)
  • Nigeria (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Macon County


  • German (16%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

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 $62,708.

3.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.80%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.39% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($27,399 average AGI)
1.41% relocated from other states ($18,641 average AGI)
Macon County:

1.41%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sangamon County, IL  0.29% ($38,068 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.19% ($42,513)
from Piatt County, IL  0.17% ($48,264)
from McLean County, IL  0.16% ($43,313)
from Christian County, IL  0.16% ($39,485)
from Moultrie County, IL  0.16% ($44,662)
from Shelby County, IL  0.15% ($42,852)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.56% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($26,416 average AGI)
2.31% relocated to other states ($31,365 average AGI)
Macon County:

2.31%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sangamon County, IL  0.29% ($49,605 average AGI)
to Champaign County, IL  0.24% ($37,461)
to Cook County, IL  0.19% ($83,519)
to McLean County, IL  0.19% ($58,722)
to Piatt County, IL  0.17% ($51,068)
to Christian County, IL  0.13% ($47,554)
to Moultrie County, IL  0.13% ($40,982)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 105,801
  • In family households: 82,788 (12,861 male householders, 13,000 female householders)
    19,059 spouses, 31,074 children (28,344 natural, 603 adopted, 2,127 stepchildren), 2,449 grandchildren, 645 brothers or sisters, 524 parents, 1,095 other relatives, 2,081 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,279 (8,198 male householders (7,180 living alone)), 8,918 female householders (8,341 living alone)), 2,163 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,734

Size of family households: 13,488 2-persons, 4,698 3-persons, 4,250 4-persons, 2,166 5-persons, 765 6-persons, 494 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,521 1-person, 1,461 2-persons, 134 4-persons.

12,702 married couples with children.
7,507 single-parent households (1,486 men, 6,021 women).

95.8% of residents of Macon speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English 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:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Macon County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Macon County, Illinois
  • 1762014 or later
  • 6362010 to 2013
  • 4,4562000 to 2009
  • 2,9001990 to 1999
  • 3,5131980 to 1989
  • 8,1501970 to 1979
  • 5,6941960 to 1969
  • 9,6411950 to 1959
  • 4,4161940 to 1949
  • 10,8511939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, Illinois
  • 01 room
  • 782 rooms
  • 3363 rooms
  • 2,7904 rooms
  • 8,0825 rooms
  • 6,1816 rooms
  • 5,7267 rooms
  • 3,7798 rooms
  • 4,4509+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, Illinois
  • 4011 room
  • 8282 rooms
  • 1,6693 rooms
  • 3,0084 rooms
  • 2,9475 rooms
  • 1,6076 rooms
  • 5607 rooms
  • 4358 rooms
  • 1009+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, Illinois
  • 78no bedroom
  • 4611 bedroom
  • 7,0162 bedrooms
  • 16,6083 bedrooms
  • 6,2974 bedrooms
  • 9625+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, Illinois
  • 450no bedroom
  • 3,0461 bedroom
  • 4,8462 bedrooms
  • 2,4923 bedrooms
  • 6524 bedrooms
  • 695+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 982no vehicle
  • 9,9521 vehicle
  • 12,7562 vehicles
  • 5,4203 vehicles
  • 1,1814 vehicles
  • 1,1315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,654no vehicle
  • 5,9471 vehicle
  • 2,2092 vehicles
  • 5413 vehicles
  • 1424 vehicles
  • 625+ vehicles

83.6% of Macon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Illinois.

Macon County:

83.6%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 85,099
  • Other state: 17,731
  • Northeast: 1,335
  • Midwest: 7,826
  • South: 6,791
  • West: 1,779
Year householders moved into unit in Macon County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Macon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.9%Utility gas
  • 35.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 997
Here:

9.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 413
Here:

8.2%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,473
Here:

34.7%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Macon County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,951,000
    Parking Facilities: $49,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $17,343,000
    General - Other: $14,030,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,163,000
    Health - Other: $5,740,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,835,000
    Regular Highways: $4,609,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $804,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,512,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $357,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $6,919,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,546,000
    Public Welfare: $6,527,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,391,000
    Highways: $2,864,000
    Other: $1,640,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,143,000
    Other License: $639,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,976,000

Macon County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,951,000
    Parking Facilities: $49,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $17,343,000
    General - Other: $14,030,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,163,000
    Health - Other: $5,740,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,835,000
    Regular Highways: $4,609,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $804,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,512,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $357,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $6,919,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,546,000
    Public Welfare: $6,527,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,391,000
    Highways: $2,864,000
    Other: $1,640,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,143,000
    Other License: $639,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,976,000

Macon County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,951,000
    Parking Facilities: $49,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $17,343,000
    General - Other: $14,030,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,163,000
    Health - Other: $5,740,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,835,000
    Regular Highways: $4,609,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $804,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,512,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $357,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $6,919,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,546,000
    Public Welfare: $6,527,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,391,000
    Highways: $2,864,000
    Other: $1,640,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,143,000
    Other License: $639,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,976,000

Macon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,951,000
    Parking Facilities: $49,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $17,343,000
    General - Other: $14,030,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,163,000
    Health - Other: $5,740,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,835,000
    Regular Highways: $4,609,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,137,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $804,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,512,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $357,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $6,919,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,546,000
    Public Welfare: $6,527,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,391,000
    Highways: $2,864,000
    Other: $1,640,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,143,000
    Other License: $639,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,976,000

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
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 in Macon, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Macon, IL - 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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  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"