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The City of Macon had a population of 1,086 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Macon: South Macon.

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Macon, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,086
Daytime Population: Workers 368
Daytime Population: Residents 501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,070
Population in Familes 903
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 761
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $63,016
Average Household Income $82,022
Per Capita Income $34,813


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $85,222
Average Home Value $115,365


Total Households 461
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 329
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.64% -0.82%
Households -0.38% -0.66%
Families -0.04% -0.74%
Median Household Income   4.03%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Macon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 686 50th
Population Density # 908 34th
Diversity Index # 1225 11th
Median Household Income # 356 74th
Per Capita Income # 223 84th

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