Macon County, Illinois Population 2019

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%

Macon County, Illinois Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White84,088
Black or African American15,021
Two or More Races6,324
Asian1,223
Some Other Race569
American Indian and Alaska Native357
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5

Macon County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2019

Macon County, Illinois Median Age

41


Total

39.4


Male

42.2


Female

Macon County, Illinois Adults

There are 83,572 adults, (19,745 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Illinois.

Macon County, Illinois Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

56,148

52.19%

Male

51,439

47.81%

Macon County, Illinois Households and Families

Macon County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Macon County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
All70%30%
Male68.5%31.5%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
Female42.9%57.1%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,3102.3470
Married19,2903.0289.6
Non Family17,3171.1757.6
Female5,9863.2642.9
Male1,7173.3568.5

3.02

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Macon County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0362.76%
9th to 12th Grade5,3137.21%
High School Graduate25,27734.31%
Some College18,03924.48%
Associates Degree6,2588.49%
Bachelors Degree10,85514.73%
Graduate Degree5,9008.01%

Macon County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White60,23655,36714,359
Black8,6846,9931,051
Multiple Races2,6972,208401
Hispanic1,170861294
Asian811778629
Other Race27820192
Native American19319137
Islander55

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 77.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,183$45,334$28,093
Less Than High School$17,656$19,337$16,297
High School Grad$28,551$40,390$21,963
Some College$34,551$42,260$27,240
Bachelors Degree$51,202$66,540$40,013
Graduate Degree$62,260$76,306$56,972

$36,183

Average Earnings

$45,334

Average Male

$28,093

Average Female

Macon County, Illinois Language

Macon County, Illinois Language by Age

Macon County, Illinois Language

96.37% of Macon County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Macon County, Illinois Poverty

Macon County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White80,1909,87412.31%
Black13,8724,81234.69%
Multiple6,2411,90630.54%
Hispanic2,17155025.33%
Native35317148.44%
Asian1,212594.87%
Other521295.57%
Islander5480.00%

16.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.64%

Male Poverty Rate

18.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Islander, with 80.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Asian, with 4.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.39%
High School14.96%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.58%
Male Unemployed29.97%
Female Employed10.28%
Male Employed5.48%

Macon County, Illinois Income

Macon County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,052$66,753
Families$64,598$81,254
Married Families$78,199$97,826
Non Families$29,172$42,038

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 45-54.

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Macon County, Illinois Veterans

7,758

Number of Veterans

7,294

Male Veterans

464

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,875
First Gulf War1,164
Korea945
Second Gulf War861
World War II398

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,6249.75%
Black6245.92%
2 or More37811.09%
Asian9510.05%
Indian3411.93%
Hispanic211.50%
Other30.76%

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Education

7.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Illinois Employment Status

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

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