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A+ Macomb Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Macomb Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than Illinois
8218% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Macomb cost of living
B Macomb Crime Total crime is 29% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,74737% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5837% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Macomb crime
F Macomb Employment Household income is 40% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$35,45936% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,86233% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%24% higher than the US average
Macomb employment
F Macomb Housing Home value is 39% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$105,90043% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66630% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Macomb real estate or Macomb rentals
F Macomb Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
33%32% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
Macomb K-12 schools or Macomb colleges

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Western Illinois University Home: Macomb, Illinois

Macomb, Illinois is about 77 miles south of the Quad Cities. Macomb was incorporated in 1830 and has a total area of 11.32 square miles. The town is named after General Alexander Macomb of the War of 1812. There were numerous military tracts given to veterans here.

You might like the Harry Mussatto Golf Course for 18 holes. Heritage Days is the local Macomb celebration. The town also has a Jazz Festival, Festival of Trees and Dad's Weekend Fishing Tournament. The employment and housing are sub-par in Macomb.

Macomb seems to be a college town. Many activities are centered around the Western Illinois University (WIU). These include sporting events, homecoming and social activities. You could also probably use the local WIU library for research purposes. The WIU professors add some culture. The crime rate is average. The amenities and cost of living are good though. Larry A's Pizza and The Old Dairy are popular eating establishments of Macomb, Illinois.
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Source: The Macomb, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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