Macon County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Decatur and the largest city is Decatur. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.macon.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 108,350 and the 2010 census population was 110,768. The land area is 580.69 square miles and there are 190.8 persons per square mile.
79.1% of the population is White, 17% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 88.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,300, there are 45,142 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,232, the median household income is $46,559, and 17.6% of the persons in Macon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,840. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,450,614, and sales per capita were $13,342. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.5%.
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