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Macon is a city in Macon County, in the Decatur metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Macon. For links to other places called Macon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Macon is 39.712N. The longitude is -88.996W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,213.
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29% of Macon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Macon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Macon was $18,029, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Macon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Macon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Macon political report.
The average commute time for Macon workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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