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Macomb, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Macomb had a population of 19,210 as of July 1, 2019. Macomb ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Macomb is located at latitude 40.4592 and longitude -90.6718 in McDonough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Macomb encompass a land area of 10.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. McDonough County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Macomb (GNIS ID: 2395801) 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 Macomb is located within Township of Macomb City, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDonough County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Macomb: Washington.

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Macomb, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Macomb, IL Housing Affordability Index is 157
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Macomb, IL Wealth Index is 57
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 19,210
Population in Households 14,331
Population in Familes 7,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,879
Population Density 1,763
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,382
Average Household Income $57,862
Per Capita Income $22,026
Wealth Index3 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,394 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,679 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,069 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $110,512
Housing Affordability Index2 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,074
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 2,672
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.05% -0.61%
Households -0.6% -0.69%
Families -0.88% -0.91%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Macomb, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macomb to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 128 91st
Population Density # 347 75th
Diversity Index # 329 76th
Median Household Income # 1261 8th
Per Capita Income # 1220 11th

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