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Overview

Introduction to Macomb, Illinois

Macomb, Illinois, in McDonough county, is 59 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center) and 128 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri.

Macomb History

The city of Macomb was first settled in 1829 and was initially known as Washington. It was officially incorporated in 1830 and the name was changed to Macomb in the honor of Gen. Alexander Macomb. The Northern Cross Railroad first entered the city in 1855. The Western Illinois State Normal School, which became Western Illinois University, was established in 1899. The Macomb and Western Illinois Railroad was built in 1903.

Macomb and nearby Attractions

  • Western Illinois Museum
  • Bailey House
  • Argyle Lake State Park
  • Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum
  • Davy Crocket Birthplace State Park
  • Anderson Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Macomb

During a visit to Macomb, you can visit the Geology Museum, University Art Gallery Museum, and the Old Bailey House. The Argyle Lake State Park, Chandler Park, Spring Lake Park, Compton Park, Lakeview Nature Center, and Macomb Park District are also worth visiting. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure hours at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course and O. L. Champion Golf Course.

Macomb Transportation

Air transportation is available from Southeast Iowa Regional Airport.

Macomb Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Western Illinois University, Illinois Central College, and Augustana College.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,684
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+7,516
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married31.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41%
Median Earnings25+$35,049
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,388
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,962

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,110
% Above Poverty Level68.6%
% Below Poverty Level31.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone42.6%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$101,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.9%
Irish11.4%
English9.9%
Italian4.1%
Polish3.2%
Swedish2.1%
Dutch2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Arab1.4%
African1%
Russian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
German0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Macomb Almanac

CategoryValue
County McDonough County
Standard Zip Codes61455
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.47
Approximate Longitude-90.68

Macomb Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLA HARPE
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches
StationRUSHVILLE
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationHAVANA 4 NNE
Distance35.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bardolph311$26,250
Bushnell2,787$51,223
Colchester1,566$44,107
Good Hope408$59,167
Tennessee127$50,417

Macomb Public Libraries

Macomb Public Library District
235 SOUTH LAFAYETTE STREET
Macomb, Illinois
(309) 833-2714

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Macomb Hospitals

Mc Donough District Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
525 East Grant Street
(309) 833-4101

Macomb Public Schools

Academy For Secondary Education
341 S Johnson St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 837-4821
High
Total Enrollment 20
Edison Elementary School
521 S Pearl St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 837-3993
Middle
Total Enrollment 451
Lincoln Elem School
315 N Bonham St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 833-2095
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Macarthur Early Childhood Center
235 W Grant St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 837-2335
Primary
Total Enrollment 116
Macomb Junior High School
1525 S Johnson St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 833-2074
Middle
Total Enrollment 311
Macomb Senior High School
1525 S Johnson St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 837-2331
High
Total Enrollment 573
Mcdonough Cty Lrn Ctr
341 S Johnson St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 837-4821
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Project Insight
330 N Mcarthur St
ZIP: 61455
(309) 837-5685
Other
Total Enrollment 29

Macomb Private Schools

Calvary Baptist Christian Academy
1315 Maple Ave
ZIP: 61455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
St Paul Elementary School
322 W Washington St
ZIP: 61455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
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