Macon County, Illinois Population 2021

Macon County, Illinois's estimated population is 103,019 with a growth rate of -0.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Illinois is the 21st largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 110,787 and has seen a growth of -7.01% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021103,019-495-0.48%
2020103,514-495-0.48%
2019104,009-495-0.47%
2018104,504-895-0.85%
2017105,399-984-0.92%
2016106,383-960-0.89%
2015107,343-1,172-1.08%
2014108,515-1,046-0.95%
2013109,561-573-0.52%
2012110,134-550-0.50%
2011110,684-103-0.09%
2010110,787-6,419-5.48%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.48%
County Website
Founded
1829
County Seat
2010 Population
110,787
Growth Since 2010
-7.01%
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Macon County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82,15477.85%
Black or African American15,65814.84%
Two or More Races5,8365.53%
Asian1,0641.01%
Some Other Race5480.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native2490.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.02%
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Macon County, Illinois Population by Race

Macon County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Macon County, Illinois Median Age

41.1


Total

39.9


Male

42.4


Female

Macon County, Illinois Adults

There are 82,008 adults, (20,493 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Illinois.

Macon County, Illinois Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

54,943

52.06%

Male

50,585

47.94%

Macon County, Illinois Population by Age

Macon County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Macon County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
Male70%30%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family55.6%44.4%
Female41.2%58.8%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,9122.3268.4
Married18,7563.0288.6
Non Family17,8101.1755.6
Female5,6043.3241.2
Male1,7423.370

3.02

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Macon County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7402.39%
9th to 12th Grade5,2287.19%
High School Graduate25,74235.41%
Some College17,49924.07%
Associates Degree6,4348.85%
Bachelors Degree10,46614.40%
Graduate Degree5,5927.69%
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Macon County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Macon County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White59,09154,42313,963
Black9,5777,960997
2+ Races2,0311,685223
Hispanic1,209883315
Asian747732526
Other Race311228106
Native American15012441
Islander1919

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 70.41%.

Macon County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,428$48,150$30,250
Less Than 9th Grade$20,141$22,407$17,912
High School Graduate$30,801$42,927$24,614
Some College$36,808$46,873$29,370
Bachelors Degree$52,957$68,257$41,983
Graduate Degree$64,001$80,938$56,424

$38,428

Average Earnings

$48,150

Average Male

$30,250

Average Female

Macon County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, Illinois Language by Age

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Macon County, Illinois Language

96.54% of Macon County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Macon County, Illinois Language

Macon County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White78,1819,32911.93%
Black14,7225,40336.70%
Multiple5,7381,93933.79%
Hispanic2,19751323.35%
Asian1,06414713.82%
Native2447932.38%
Other5365410.07%
Islander121083.33%

16.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.04%

Male Poverty Rate

18.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Islander, with 83.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Illinois is Other, with 10.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.57%.

Macon County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.67%
High School15.23%
Some College12.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%

Macon County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed46.40%
Male Unemployed34.47%
Female Employed10.16%
Male Employed5.51%

Macon County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,480$69,280
Families$68,961$86,305
Married Families$83,785$103,590
Non Families$31,011$42,365
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Income by Household Type

Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Macon County, Illinois Marital Status

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7,062

Number of Veterans

6,506

Male Veterans

556

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,736
First Gulf War1,071
Second Gulf War823
Korea676
World War II323

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,192
75+1,877
35 to 541,508
55 to 641,091
18 to 34394

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,1889.33%
Black6906.08%
2+ Races1535.49%
Hispanic916.21%
Asian192.20%
Native American62.75%
Islander421.05%
Other Race20.51%

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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6.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Macon County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Macon County, Illinois 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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80.51%

Born in Macon County, Illinois

98.00%

Native Born

2.00%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.00% of Macon County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 80.51% having been born in Illinois. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Macon County, Illinois Place of Birth

  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

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