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South Macon township, IL map Land area: 33.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,545 (all rural)
Males: 742  (48.0%)
Females: 803  (52.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,504 (1,233 owner occupied, 271 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in South Macon township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 39.6
Median age of females: 40.7

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Average household size: 2.53

South Macon township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,474 ($39,893 in 1999)
This township:

$46,474
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $414, upper quartile is $508)
Here:

$458
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,966 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
South Macon township:

$89,966
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,146 - $133,525

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,494
Here:

$134,494
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $44,030
Here:

$44,030
State:

$35,670
Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Macon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Macon Cemetery (1), Long Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in South Macon township: Willow Branch County Conservation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

South Macon township:  0.2%
State:  12.3%

67% of South Macon township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1398
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 63
  • South: 56
  • West: 6

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,700

South Macon township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

41 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 566
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • Mobile homes: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,700


Housing units in South Macon township with a mortgage: 254 (26 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 190

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 8
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 9
  • 1970 to 1979: 111
  • 1960 to 1969: 93
  • 1950 to 1959: 103
  • 1940 to 1949: 62
  • 1939 or earlier: 219

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Macon township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 46
  • 5 rooms: 137
  • 6 rooms: 131
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 49

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Macon township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Macon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 100
  • 3 bedrooms: 272
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Macon township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 58
  • 3 bedrooms: 37
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in South Macon township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 100
  • 2 vehicles: 237
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in South Macon township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 57
  • 2 vehicles: 53
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Rail transportation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in South Macon township:

  • German (33.9%)
  • United States or American (20.0%)
  • English (13.7%)
  • Irish (9.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.3%)
  • Italian (2.2%)
  • Czech (2.1%)

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

  • Philippines (67%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 627 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 56 (8%)
  • Walked: 14 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 28 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

41 people in nursing homes

98.4% of residents of South Macon township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,499
  • In family households: 1,322 (368 male householders, 65 female householders)
    367 spouses, 436 children (383 natural, 5 adopted, 48 stepchildren), 23 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 17 other relatives, 30 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 177 (69 male householders (53 living alone)), 89 female householders (89 living alone)), 19 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 41 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 185 2-persons, 107 3-persons, 83 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 13 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 142 1-person, 16 2-persons,

305 married couples with children.
72 single-parent households (28 men, 44 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

3.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

13.2%
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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in South Macon township:

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