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People

Total Population 1,229
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 598
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $32,198
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $4,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,821

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,864
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $567
Median House Value $90,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.8%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Macon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macon
Metro Area Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 62544
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.712
Longitude -88.996

Macon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOWEAQUA
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station PANA 3 E
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station WINDSOR
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blue Mound 1,055 $57,670
Decatur 74,654 $50,503
Harristown 1,330 $73,906

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Macon Public Libraries

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South Macon P.l.d.
451 W. GLENN ST.
Macon, Illinois
(217) 764-3356

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Macon High Schools

MERIDIAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 380
217-764-5233
Serves 332 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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