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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Macon County is located in Illinois with a population of 107,587. Living in Macon County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Macon County there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Many families and young professionals live in Macon County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
107,587

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Macon County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    354.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    68
    40.7
  • Robbery
    133.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    932.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,031.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Macon County Reviews

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I like this program but it is Macomb not macon Illinois. I Hope that I will actually get scholarship money the private school I really want to go to is really expensive but has a good accounting program.
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