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Encyclopedia > Macon County, Illinois

Macon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 114,706. Its county seat is Decatur, Illinois6. Because of its location, Macon County is often referred to as "The Heart of Illinois". However, it's not actually in the center of the state. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Decatur is a city located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,516 km² (585 mi²). 1,504 km² (581 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.83% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 114,706 people, 46,561 households, and 30,963 families residing in the county. The population density is 76/km² (198/mi²). There are 50,241 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (86/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 83.48% White, 14.06% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 46,561 households out of which 29.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% are married couples living together, 12.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% are non-families. 28.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.93. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $37,859, and the median income for a family is $47,493. Males have a median income of $39,107 versus $22,737 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,067. 12.90% of the population and 9.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.00% of those under the age of 18 and 8.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns


Argenta is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Blue Mound is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Decatur is a city located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Forsyth is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Harristown is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Long Creek is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Macon is a city located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Maroa is a city located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Mount Zion is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Niantic is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Oreana is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Warrensburg is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ...

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Macon County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
Macon County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $37,859, and the median income for a family is $47,493.
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