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Macon, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Macon had a population of 1,120 as of July 1, 2015. Macon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Macon is located at latitude 39.7113 and longitude -88.9965 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Macon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Macon (GNIS ID: 2395802) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Macon is located within Township of South Macon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Macon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Macon: South Macon.

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


Total Population 1,120
Population in Households 1,104
Population in Familes 934
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 786
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 473
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 397 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $119,912
Average Home Value $146,591


Median Household Income $58,962
Average Household Income $70,518
Per Capita Income $29,581
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.34%
Households -0.04% -0.21%
Families 0.51% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 679 50th
Population Density1 # 904 34th
Diversity Index2 # 1207 11th
Median Household Income # 445 68th
Per Capita Income # 367 73rd

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