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Macomb is a city in McDonough County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after War of 1812 Gen. Alexander Macomb
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Macomb. For links to other places called Macomb, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Macomb is 40.459N. The longitude is -90.671W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,874.


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Median household income
Local
$25,994
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Macomb demographic reports
Macomb is on the La Moine River
Former and merged names include:
· Washington
Local festivals include:
  • McDonough County Fair - July 16-20, 2007
  • Heritage Days - June 21-24, 2007
  • WIU Jazz Festival - Feb. 15-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Macomb web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Bailey House
Colleges and universities: Western Illinois University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Macomb demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McDonough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61455 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Macomb residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Macomb ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Macomb was $13,470, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Macomb residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Macomb, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $726.


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Libraries

Libraries in Macomb include Macomb Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Macomb include Macomb Eagle, Macomb Journal, McDonough County This Week

TV stations in Macomb include WMEC.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WIUM.

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Politics

McDonough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Macomb political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Macomb workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Macomb between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Macomb include Amerihost Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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