Macon County, Illinois Population 2020

Macon County, Illinois's estimated population is 105,533 with a growth rate of -0.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Illinois is the 19th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018104,712-821-0.78%
2017105,533-897-0.84%
2016106,430-933-0.87%
2015107,363-1,157-1.07%
2014108,520-1,043-0.95%
2013109,563-567-0.51%
2012110,130-541-0.49%
2011110,671-113-0.10%
2010110,784-6,422-5.48%
1990117,206-14,169-10.79%
1980131,3756,3655.09%
1970125,0106,7535.71%
1960118,25719,40419.63%
195098,85314,16016.72%
194084,6932,9623.62%
193081,73116,55625.40%
192065,17510,98920.28%
191054,18610,18323.14%
190044,0035,92015.54%
189038,0837,41824.19%
188030,6654,18415.80%
187026,48112,74392.76%
186013,7389,750244.48%
18503,98894931.23%
18403,0391,917170.86%
18301,1220.00%

How Many People Live in Macon County, Illinois?

105,533

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White83,04577.97%
Black or African American15,29114.36%
Two or More Races6,1305.76%
Asian1,1541.08%
Some Other Race5920.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native2930.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.01%

Macon County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Macon County, Illinois Median Age

41.3


Total

40


Male

42.7


Female

Macon County, Illinois Adults

There are 82,758 adults, (20,179 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Illinois.

Macon County, Illinois Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

55,450

52.06%

Male

51,062

47.94%

Macon County, Illinois Households and Families

Macon County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Macon County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
Male71.4%28.6%
All69.5%30.5%
Non Family57%43%
Female43.2%56.8%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,1132.3369.5
Married18,9283.0189.2
Non Family17,3741.1657
Female6,0043.2943.2
Male1,8073.371.4

3.01

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Macon County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7702.42%
9th to 12th Grade5,3477.30%
High School Graduate25,21434.43%
Some College17,87124.40%
Associates Degree6,5438.93%
Bachelors Degree10,70814.62%
Graduate Degree5,7777.89%

Macon County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White59,69554,93014,256
Black9,0347,3861,012
Multiple Races2,4792,099279
Hispanic1,233922389
Asian747710517
Other Race352273141
Native American13212146
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.21%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,729$46,173$28,756
Less Than High School$17,321$18,306$16,954
High School Grad$28,943$40,921$23,048
Some College$35,162$43,636$28,333
Bachelors Degree$53,138$68,805$40,690
Graduate Degree$64,557$79,609$59,724

$36,729

Average Earnings

$46,173

Average Male

$28,756

Average Female

Macon County, Illinois Language

Macon County, Illinois Language by Age

Macon County, Illinois Language

96.48% of Macon County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Macon County, Illinois Poverty

Macon County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White79,1749,22011.65%
Black14,2264,80033.74%
Multiple6,0591,96432.41%
Hispanic2,22956725.44%
Native28914750.87%
Asian1,1411028.94%
Other586345.80%
Islander7571.43%

16.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.54%

Male Poverty Rate

17.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Islander, with 71.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Other, with 5.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.56%
High School14.21%
Some College11.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.91%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.10%
Male Unemployed28.46%
Female Employed10.31%
Male Employed5.65%

Macon County, Illinois Income

Macon County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,444$68,106
Families$67,851$83,613
Married Families$82,241$100,664
Non Families$29,539$41,812

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Macon County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Macon County, Illinois Veterans

7,229

Number of Veterans

6,790

Male Veterans

439

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,608
First Gulf War1,131
Second Gulf War928
Korea759
World War II372

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,2849.37%
Black5605.15%
2 or More3169.95%
Asian636.86%
Hispanic523.66%
Indian52.27%
Other10.24%

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Education

5.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Illinois Employment Status

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.30%

Born in Illinois

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

0.98%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.95% of Macon County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 80.30% having been born in Illinois. 0.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Macon County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Decatur7613872706-3432-4.51%
Mount Zion58335855220.38%
Forsyth34903557671.92%
Maroa18011726-75-4.16%
Harristown13671323-44-3.22%
Long Creek13241298-26-1.96%
Warrensburg12101152-58-4.79%
Macon11381127-11-0.97%
Blue Mound11581101-57-4.92%
Argenta946908-38-4.02%
Oreana875828-47-5.37%
Niantic707666-41-5.80%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990