Macomb, Illinois Population 2020

16,967
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Macomb is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 16,967, it is the 150th largest city in Illinois and the 2104th largest city in the United States. Macomb is currently declining at a rate of -1.71% annually and its population has decreased by -12.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,288 in 2010. Macomb reached it's highest population of 19,952 in 1990. Spanning over 11 miles, Macomb has a population density of 1,566 people per square mile.

The average household income in Macomb is $55,428 with a poverty rate of 30.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $656 per month, and the median house value is $104,700. The median age in Macomb is 26.1 years, 24.5 years for males, and 28.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males.

Macomb Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Macomb was:

  • White: 85.99%
  • Black or African American: 7.59%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Asian: 2.42%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Macomb, Illinois is 16,967, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,559.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,288.

Macomb, Illinois Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202029,219-368-1.26%
201929,587-368-1.24%
201829,955-368-1.23%
201730,323-552-1.82%
201630,875-555-1.80%
201531,430-362-1.15%
201431,792-454-1.43%
201332,246-304-0.94%
201232,550390.12%
201132,511-117-0.36%
201032,6280.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,57985.99%
Black or African American1,3757.59%
Two or More Races5523.05%
Asian4382.42%
Some Other Race1030.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native520.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.10%
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Macomb Population Pyramid 2020

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Macomb Median Age

26.1


Total

24.5


Male

28.3


Female

Macomb Adults

There are 15,612 adults, (2,699 of whom are seniors) in Macomb.

Macomb Age Dependency

40.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Macomb Sex Ratio

Female

9,632

53.16%

Male

8,486

46.84%

Macomb Households and Families

Macomb Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Macomb Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
Male56.6%43.4%
All54.9%45.1%
Female47.4%52.6%
Non Family35.5%64.5%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1282.3954.9
Non Family3,2601.6535.5
Married2,3343.1483.5
Female4813.4547.4
Male535.2656.6

3.13

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Macomb Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1241.33%
9th to 12th Grade5185.54%
High School Graduate2,07522.19%
Some College1,81919.45%
Associates Degree9229.86%
Bachelors Degree1,75018.71%
Graduate Degree2,14322.92%
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Macomb Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,4657,9593,475
Black257251144
Multiple Races23618857
Asian233197170
Hispanic1207443
Native American40404
Other Race16

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.96%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,089$38,692$28,120
Less Than High School$12,281$13,250$12,173
High School Grad$19,401$19,963$18,679
Some College$25,476$30,539$22,288
Bachelors Degree$37,284$53,558$28,867
Graduate Degree$50,683$70,078$44,889

$32,089

Average Earnings

$38,692

Average Male

$28,120

Average Female

Macomb Language

Macomb Language by Age

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Macomb Language

92.49% of Macomb residents speak only English, while 7.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.01% of the population.

Macomb Poverty

Macomb Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,8843,82229.66%
Black48729360.16%
Asian39715839.80%
Hispanic33714242.14%
Multiple481398.11%
Other481939.58%
Islander191052.63%
Native40820.00%

30.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.39%

Male Poverty Rate

30.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macomb

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macomb is Black, with 60.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macomb is Multiple, with 8.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.35%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School57.89%
High School24.79%
Some College15.92%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed78.21%
Female Unemployed59.77%
Female Employed24.10%
Male Employed17.26%

Macomb Income

Macomb Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,089$55,428
Families$77,630$79,449
Married Families$87,256-
Non Families$22,246$33,459
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Macomb Marital Status

Macomb Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Macomb Married by Age and Sex

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Macomb 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 35-44.

Macomb Marital Status by Race

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Macomb Veterans

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992

Number of Veterans

896

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam309
Second Gulf War273
First Gulf War78
Korea70
World War II48
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Age Group Veterans
75+239
18 to 34217
65 to 74216
55 to 64161
35 to 54159
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9447.00%
Black443.51%
Indian47.69%

Macomb Veterans by Education

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3.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macomb Employment Status

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50.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.12%

Born in Illinois

94.50%

Native Born

5.50%

Foreign Born

4.21%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.50% of Macomb residents were born in the United States, with 72.12% having been born in Illinois. 4.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,967-296-1.71%
201917,263-296-1.69%
201817,559-203-1.14%
201717,762-296-1.64%
201618,058-407-2.20%
201518,465-267-1.43%
201418,732-306-1.61%
201319,038-217-1.13%
201219,255250.13%
201119,230-73-0.38%
201019,3037450.39%
200018,558-1,394-0.72%
199019,952890.04%
198019,8632200.11%
197019,6437,5084.93%
196012,1351,5431.37%
195010,5921,8281.91%
19408,7642550.30%
19308,5091,7952.40%
19206,7149401.52%
19105,7743990.72%
19005,3751,3232.87%
18904,0529122.58%
18803,1403921.34%
18702,7480.00%