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Income/capita 16%
Household income 2%
Unemployment 38%
IndexMaconIllinoisNational
Income per capita$25,096$31,502$29,829
Median household income$56,154$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,264$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,250$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$33,333$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$22,321$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.1%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Macon is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Macon is 2% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Macon is 38% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Macon is 33% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $37,432$56,154$112,308
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Macon median earnings by income bracket

      Macon employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector27.2%2.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%5.1%
      Wholesale & retail services19.4%10.5%
      Public administration2.5%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%3.4%
      Education, health & social services4.7%42.2%
      Other28.4%16.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Long Creek, IL1,508$80,85946%
      Boody, IL259$77,03139%
      Forsyth, IL3,421$76,57938%
      Mount Zion, IL5,894$66,12520%
      LaPlace, IL161$63,47215%
      Macon, IL1,204$56,1542%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rock Hall, MD1,204$52,6885%
      New Waverly, TX1,204$24,66255%
      Shullsburg, WI1,204$42,94622%
      Cavalier, ND1,204$37,37532%
      DeLisle, MS1,205$58,4916%
      Macon, IL1,204$56,1542%
      Source: The Macon, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).