Macon County IL Information


Macon County Subdivisions

Macon County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 109,331
Population in Households 105,272
Population in Familes 82,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,059
Population Density1 188
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 45,650
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 28,897
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 50,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,937 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,713 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,155 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $119,562
Average Home Value $142,726


Median Household Income $44,091
Average Household Income $61,128
Per Capita Income $26,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.29%
Households -0.09% -0.24%
Families -0.28% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Macon County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 82nd
Population Density1 # 17 84th
Diversity Index2 # 20 81st
Median Household Income # 70 32nd
Per Capita Income # 36 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.