Macon County, IL

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2020 Population
104,688
0.796% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.1
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.2%
10.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$53,725
6.43% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$103,100
4.78% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
46,000
1.05% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Macon County, IL had a population of 105k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $53,725. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Macon County, IL declined from 105,528 to 104,688, a −0.796% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,480 to $53,725, a 6.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.64%), White (Hispanic) (1.52%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%).

None of the households in Macon County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Macon County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Macon County, IL are Richland Community College (827 degrees awarded in 2020), Millikin University (481 degrees), and Reflections Academy of Beauty (18 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Macon County, IL was $103,100, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in Macon County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Macon County, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Macon County, IL is home to a population of 105k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.38% of Macon County, IL residents were born outside of the country (2.5k people).

In 2020, there were 4.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.3k people) in Macon County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Macon County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Macon County, IL was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.3k ± 100
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 686
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.86k ± 721
2.34%
Hispanic Population
2.45k people

In 2020, there were 4.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.3k people) in Macon County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.34% of the people in Macon County, IL are hispanic (2.45k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Macon County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Illinois.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.38%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.5k people
2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.11k people

As of 2020, 2.38% of Macon County, IL residents (2.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Macon County, IL was 2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,537 ± 224
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    928 ± 194
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    864 ± 167

Macon County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Macon County, IL employs 46k people. The largest industries in Macon County, IL are Manufacturing (8,603 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,702 people), and Retail Trade (4,994 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,370), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($63,352), and Utilities ($60,588).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

46k
2020 Value
± 1,459
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± 4.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Macon County, IL declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 46.5k employees to 46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macon County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,523 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,519 people), and Production Occupations (4,037 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macon County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

46k
2020 Value
± 1,459
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± 4.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Macon County, IL declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 46.5k employees to 46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macon County, IL, are Manufacturing (8,603 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,702 people), and Retail Trade (4,994 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macon County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Macon County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,026
Median earning men ± $1,920
$29,654
Median earning women ± $1,315

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($72,975), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,185), and Manufacturing ($57,286).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,618), Construction ($45,750), and Wholesale Trade ($44,938).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,004
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 657
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 496
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.49M
    Manufacturing
  2. $895k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $350k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Macon County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.21%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Macon County, IL awarded 1,326 degrees. The student population of Macon County, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,670 male students and 2,576 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Macon County, IL are White (1,005 and 76.4%), followed by Black or African American (177 and 13.4%), Hispanic or Latino (51 and 3.88%), and Two or More Races (37 and 2.81%).

The largest universities in Macon County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Richland Community College (827 and 62.4%), Millikin University (481 and 36.3%), and Reflections Academy of Beauty (18 and 1.36%).

The most popular majors in Macon County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (159 and 12%), Registered Nursing (90 and 6.79%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (84 and 6.33%).

The median tuition cost in Macon County, IL for private four year colleges is $38,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Macon County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 4,246 (39.3% men and 60.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 4,246 students enrolled in Macon County, IL, 39.3% men and 60.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,974 records, of which 62% were women and 38% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degree-majors awarded
  2. 30 degree-majors awarded
  3. 20 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Macon County, IL was Registered Nursing with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Macon County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 827 degrees awarded
  2. 481 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Richland Community College with 827 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 540 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Macon County, IL, which is 0.687 times less than the 786 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,005 degrees mean that there were 5.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 177 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($792) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,320) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Macon County, IL was $103,100 in 2020, which is 0.449 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $98,400 to $103,100, a 4.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Macon County, IL is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Macon County, IL have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Macon County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Macon County, IL is $53,725. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Macon County, IL was Census Tract 29.01 with a value of $92,969, followed by Census Tract 24.01 and Census Tract 26.01, with respective values of $83,235 and $77,659.

In 2021, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Macon County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.825%.

Property

$103,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,823
$30,265
Median Property Taxes
±$1,047

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Macon County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Macon County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.1% of the housing units in Macon County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 29.01
  2. Census Tract 24.01
  3. Census Tract 26.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macon County, IL was Census Tract 29.01 with a value of $92,969, followed by Census Tract 24.01 and Census Tract 26.01, with respective values of $83,235 and $77,659.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Macon County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,725
Median Household Income
± $1,750
43.8k
Number of Households
± 1,376

In 2020, the median household income of the 43.8k households in Macon County, IL grew to $53,725 from the previous year's value of $50,480.

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macon County, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (6.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.25%)

In 2020, 85.3% of workers in Macon County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.87%) and those who worked at home (4.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macon County, IL have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Macon County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Macon County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Macon County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.825%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macon County, IL (15.3k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macon County, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 21.5% of the children was living in poverty in Macon County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 13.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 390 in Macon County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 147 per 100,000 population.

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95.7% of the population of Macon County, IL has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Macon County, IL see 1177 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.08% decrease from the previous year (1202 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1678 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 650 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,177 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Macon County, IL

Primary care physicians in Macon County, IL see an average of 1,177 patients per year. This represents a 2.08% decrease from the previous year (1,202 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Macon County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.33%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macon County, IL declined by 2.99% from 4.46% to 4.33%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Macon County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.9 in Macon County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36% in Macon County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.76% in Macon County, IL.

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