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Macon County
  • County in Illinois

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade B+
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade B minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  11. Commute
    grade A minus

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Macon County is located in Illinois with a population of 105,528. In Macon County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Macon County and residents tend to lean conservative.

About

Population
105,528

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$684
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    354.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    68
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    133.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    932.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,031.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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