Macoupin County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Carlinville and the largest city is Carlinville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.macoupincountyil.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 46,453 and the 2010 census population was 47,765. The land area is 862.91 square miles and there are 55.4 persons per square mile.
97.2% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 89.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,900, there are 19,254 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,658, the median household income is $49,590, and 12.4% of the persons in Macoupin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,653. Retail sales (in $1000) were $326,048, and sales per capita were $6,760. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 37.4%.
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