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Macon County, IL&

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0.72% decline
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0.64% growth
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0.68% decline
Median Property Value
0.84% growth


The economy of Macon County, IL employs 48,450 people. The economy of Macon County, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.57; 2.31; and 1.73 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Macon County, IL are Manufacturing (8,656), Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,531), and Retail trade (5,860), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,968), Utilities ($65,655), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($53,486).

Median household income in Macon County, IL is $47,477. Males in Macon County, IL have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,609. The income inequality of Macon County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Macon County, IL. In Macon County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,700. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Macon County, IL is home to a population of 108,404 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Macon County, IL is composed of 83,430 White residents (77%), 15,204 Black residents (14%), 5,789 Two+ residents (5.34%), 2,285 Hispanic residents (2.11%), and 1,274 Asian residents (1.18%). The most common foreign languages in Macon County, IL are Spanish (1,770 speakers), Tagalog (269 speakers), and French (254 speakers), but compared to other places, Macon County, IL has a relative high number of French (254 speakers), Other Indo-European (88 speakers), and German (188 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Macon County, IL awarded 1,922 degrees. The student population of Macon County, IL is skewed towards females, with 757 male students and 1,165 female students. Most students in Macon County, IL are White (1,494 and 77.7%), followed by Black or African American (249 and 13%), Two or more races (64 and 3.33%), and Hispanic or Latino (57 and 2.97%). The largest universities in Macon County, IL by number of graduates are Richland Community College (1,363 and 70.9%), Millikin University (517 and 26.9%), and Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur (35 and 1.82%). The most popular majors in Macon County, IL are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (321 and 16.7%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (112 and 5.83%), and Fire Services Administration (38 and 1.98%). The median tuition costs in Macon County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $31,032 and $31,032 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macon County, IL is $95,700, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $94,900 to $95,700, a 0.84% increase. The homeownership rate of Macon County, IL is 69.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Macon County, IL have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Macon County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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