Macomb, Illinois Population 2021

17,087
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Macomb is a city located in McDonough County Illinois. It is also the county seat of McDonough County. With a 2020 population of 17,087, it is the 150th largest city in Illinois and the 2118th largest city in the United States . Macomb is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -11.41% 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 1,578 people per square mile.

The average household income in Macomb is $55,980 with a poverty rate of 29.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $688 per month, and the median house value is $101,400. The median age in Macomb is 25.9 years, 23.8 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Macomb Demographics

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

  • White: 85.54%
  • Black or African American: 7.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.72%
  • Asian: 2.46%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Macomb, Illinois is 17,087 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,576.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,288.

Macomb, Illinois Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202129,078-302-1.04%
202029,380-302-1.03%
201929,682-302-1.02%
201829,984-389-1.30%
201730,373-534-1.76%
201630,907-542-1.75%
201531,449-350-1.11%
201431,799-454-1.43%
201332,253-305-0.95%
201232,558370.11%
201132,521-113-0.35%
201032,6340.00%

Macomb Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,27585.54%
Black or African American1,3257.42%
Two or More Races6653.72%
Asian4392.46%
Some Other Race1260.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.15%
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Macomb Population by Race

Macomb Population Pyramid $2021

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Macomb Median Age

25.9


Total

23.8


Male

29.5


Female

Macomb Adults

There are 15,181 adults, (2,720 of whom are seniors) in Macomb.

Macomb Age Dependency

43.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Macomb Sex Ratio

Female

9,485

53.12%

Male

8,372

46.88%

Macomb Population by Age

Macomb Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Macomb Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All53.2%46.8%
Male47%53%
Non Family36%64%
Female26.9%73.1%

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macomb Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1212.3753.2
Non Family3,3491.5836
Married2,1853.3185.5
Female4873.3126.9
Male1003.8547

3.24

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Macomb Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1451.57%
9th to 12th Grade4875.29%
High School Graduate2,16723.52%
Some College1,74818.98%
Associates Degree8849.60%
Bachelors Degree1,63017.69%
Graduate Degree2,15123.35%
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Macomb Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Macomb Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,3057,8073,377
2+ Races27722583
Asian258219195
Black25024890
Hispanic1076631
Other Race173
Native American15155

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 75.58%.

Macomb Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,218$38,750$28,818
Less Than 9th Grade$12,176$20,089$12,083
High School Graduate$21,098$23,214$19,706
Some College$22,467$24,300$21,976
Bachelors Degree$39,186$52,774$32,386
Graduate Degree$51,458$62,868$47,134

$35,218

Average Earnings

$38,750

Average Male

$28,818

Average Female

Macomb Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macomb Language by Age

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Macomb Language

93.11% of Macomb residents speak only English, while 6.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.

Macomb Language

Macomb Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,6503,70029.25%
Black49928657.31%
Hispanic38715540.05%
Asian41414735.51%
Other1228771.31%
Multiple612396.37%
Native151066.67%

29.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.67%

Male Poverty Rate

29.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macomb

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macomb is Other, with 71.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macomb is Multiple, with 6.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.71%.

Macomb Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.40%
Some College18.57%
High School17.23%
Bachelors or Greater6.22%

Macomb Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed75.32%
Female Unemployed59.27%
Female Employed26.04%
Male Employed19.71%

Macomb Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macomb Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,384$55,980
Families$78,291$82,653
Married Families$89,557-
Non Families$22,033$33,194
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Income by Household Type

Macomb Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

27.8%

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 Marital Status

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916

Number of Veterans

797

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam300
Second Gulf War215
First Gulf War105
Korea95
World War II

Macomb Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74228
75+193
35 to 54189
18 to 34161
55 to 64145

Macomb Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8066.12%
Black756.48%
2+ Races308.88%
Native American518.52%

Macomb Veterans by Race

Macomb Veterans by Education

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8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macomb Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Macomb Employment by Age

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Macomb Employment by Race

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Macomb Employment by Education

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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71.14%

Born in Macomb

94.81%

Native Born

5.19%

Foreign Born

3.47%

Non Citizen

1.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.81% of Macomb residents were born in the United States, with 71.14% having been born in Illinois. 3.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Macomb Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,087-163-0.94%
202017,250-163-0.94%
201917,413-163-0.93%
201817,576-214-1.20%
201717,790-290-1.60%
201618,080-399-2.16%
201518,479-260-1.39%
201418,739-304-1.60%
201319,043-220-1.14%
201219,263260.14%
201119,237-72-0.37%
201019,3097510.40%
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%

Macomb Population by Year