Macon County, Illinois Population 2018

Macon County, Illinois's estimated population is 105,801 with a growth rate of -2.40% 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
2017105,801-2,603-2.40%
2016108,4041,7531.64%
2016106,651-768-0.71%
2015107,419-1,110-1.02%
2014108,529-1,004-0.92%
2013109,533-572-0.52%
2012110,105-544-0.49%
2011110,649-128-0.12%
2010110,777-6,429-5.49%
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
White84,943
Black or African American15,319
Two or More Races6,030
Asian1,274
Some Other Race548
American Indian and Alaska Native288
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Macon County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Macon County, Illinois Median Age

40.7


Total

39


Male

41.9


Female

Macon County, Illinois Adults

There are 84,122 adults, (19,296 of which are seniors) in Macon County, Illinois.

Macon County, Illinois Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

56,450

52.07%

Male

51,954

47.93%

Macon County, Illinois Households and Families

Macon County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Macon County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All69.1%30.9%
Male65.8%34.2%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female44.5%55.5%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, Illinois Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,8602.3369.1
Married19,5342.9889.7
Non Family17,2481.1954.9
Female6,2123.1944.5
Male1,8663.2865.8

2.96

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Macon County, Illinois Households

Macon County, Illinois Education

Macon County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2203.00%
9th to 12th Grade5,4717.39%
High School Graduate25,73534.75%
Some College17,74323.96%
Associates Degree6,0038.11%
Bachelors Degree10,91614.74%
Graduate Degree5,9758.07%

Macon County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White60,67855,69014,614
Black8,9696,964970
Multiple Races2,2831,898355
Hispanic1,205912311
Asian852813628
Other Race29623584
Native American16014825
Islander22

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 islander people with a rate of 73.71%.

Macon County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,105$43,457$27,103
Less Than High School$16,765$16,753$16,776
High School Grad$28,676$38,869$21,466
Some College$32,612$41,359$25,976
Bachelors Degree$48,210$62,880$38,533
Graduate Degree$61,994$74,525$56,346

$35,105

Average Earnings

$43,457

Average Male

$27,103

Average Female

Macon County, Illinois Language

Macon County, Illinois Language by Age

Macon County, Illinois Language

96.34% of Macon County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.66% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.63% of the population.

Macon County, Illinois Poverty

Macon County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White81,19611,04413.60%
Black14,1975,73140.37%
Multiple5,9582,16436.32%
Hispanic2,09166731.90%
Native28314551.24%
Asian1,262514.04%
Other489336.75%

18.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.73%

Male Poverty Rate

20.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Native, with 51.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Asian, with 4.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.14%.

Macon County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.92%
High School15.47%
Some College12.28%
Bachelors or Greater3.84%

Macon County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.97%
Male Unemployed34.72%
Female Employed11.95%
Male Employed6.50%

Macon County, Illinois Income

Macon County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,477$63,770
Families$61,167$76,968
Married Families$75,566$93,839
Non Families$28,609$40,211

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Macon County, Illinois Veterans

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by War

8,326

Number of Veterans

7,909

Male Veterans

417

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,963
First Gulf War1,246
Korea1,062
Second Gulf War827
World War II511

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,282
75+2,085
35 to 541,722
55 to 641,586
18 to 34651

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,23910.55%
Black6355.88%
2 or More32210.49%
Asian798.25%
Indian4720.43%
Hispanic141.02%
Other41.06%

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Education

7.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Illinois Employment Status

Macon County, Illinois Employment by Age

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Illinois Employment by Race

Macon County, Illinois Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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