Macon County, Illinois 

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Population

107,587

-2.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Best Places to Live in Macon County, Illinois

Small agricultural/industrial town - East-central Illinois, 30 miles east of Springfield. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Macon County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Cost of living and housing
Stable employment
Cons
Entertainment
Arts and culture
Low future job growth
 $62,000 
93 Isabella Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 768 SqFt
 $54,900 
1530 W Decatur St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1064 SqFt
 $68,500 
3269 N Holly Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 1657 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Decatur Metro Area

Decatur forms the bottom point of a 90-mile wide, 40-mile-tall diamond formed by Springfield to the west, Bloomington-Normal to the north, and Champaign-Urbana to the east. Common to the area, agriculture dominates the commercial activity and the local landscape. Agricultural processing giant Archer Daniels Midland has its headquarters in Decatur, and Caterpillar and agricultural processor Tate & Lyle also operate large plants.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Illinois
County: Macon County
Metro Area: Decatur
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Decatur, Decatur township, 29 total
Zip Codes: 62521, 62526, 62522, 62549, 62535, 62501, 61756, 62573, 62513, 62544, 16 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 613 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Macon County is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Macon County jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Macon County's cost of living is 28.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Macon County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Macon County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Macon county voted Republican in 2016, 2012 and 2004, and Democratic in 2008 and 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Macon County's population is 107,587 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 2.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Macon County is $73,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.9%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Macon County public schools spend $13,068 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.4 students per teacher in Macon County. More Education



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MAPS OF MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
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ZIP CODES IN MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
62521, 62526, 62522, 62549, 62535, 62501, 61756, 62573, 62513, 62544, 16 total

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$62,000
93 Isabella Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$54,900
1530 W Decatur St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$68,500
3269 N Holly Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$139,900
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

$74,900
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