Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL

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2022 Population
137,435
31.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41
0.49% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.6%
4.88% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,805
5.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$116,900
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
58,693
34.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL had a population of 137k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $58,805. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL grew from 104,331 to 137,435, a 31.7% increase and its median household income grew from $55,954 to $58,805, a 5.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), White (Hispanic) (1.27%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%).

3.77% of the households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are Richland Community College (806 degrees awarded in 2022), Millikin University (474 degrees), and Reflections Academy of Beauty (475653) (14 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was $116,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL is home to a population of 137k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.13% of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL residents were born outside of the country (2.93k people).

In 2022, there were 5.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are Spanish (2,343 households), German (300 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (294 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
71,225
Women
51.2%
67,982
Men
48.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 139,207 inhabitants, with 48.8% men, and 51.2% women.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    109k ± 219
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 691
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.73k ± 694
2.38%
Hispanic Population
3.28k people

In 2022, there were 5.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.38% of the people in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are hispanic (3.28k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    431 ± 509 people
  2. Philippines
    301 ± 425 people
  3. Nigeria
    272 ± 405 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 431 Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL residents, followed by Philippines with 301 and Nigeria with 272.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.93k people
2.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.51k people

As of 2022, 2.13% of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL residents (2.93k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was 2.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,343 households (1.81%)
  2. German
    300 households (0.232%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    294 households (0.228%)

3.77% of the households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was Spanish. 1.81% of the households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,094 ± 339
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,689 ± 273
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    937 ± 206

Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL employs 58.7k people. The largest industries in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are Elementary & secondary schools (4,243 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,080 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,717 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($140,391), Services incidental to transportation ($137,614), and Electric & gas, and other combinations ($132,029).

Males in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,542. The income inequality in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
22,271
Women
50.4%
21,880
Men
49.6%

The workforce of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL in 2020 was 44,151 people, with 50.4% woman, and 49.6% men.

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Occupations

58.7k
2022 Value
34.6%
1 Year growth
± 34.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL grew at a rate of 34.6%, from 43.6k employees to 58.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,740 people), Registered nurses (1,698 people), and Retail salespersons (1,448 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

58.7k
2022 Value
34.6%
1 Year growth
± 34.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL grew at a rate of 34.6%, from 43.6k employees to 58.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,243 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,080 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,717 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL, though some of these residents may live in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,630
Median earning men ± $1,757
$34,230
Median earning women ± $1,092

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,589), Manufacturing ($59,614), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,040).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,120), Manufacturing ($50,965), and Wholesale Trade ($50,347).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL awarded 1,294 degrees. The student population of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,543 male students and 2,367 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are White (928 and 72.6%), followed by Black or African American (209 and 16.4%), Hispanic or Latino (67 and 5.24%), and Two or More Races (47 and 3.68%).

The largest universities in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL by number of degrees awarded are Richland Community College (806 and 62.3%), Millikin University (474 and 36.6%), and Reflections Academy of Beauty (475653) (14 and 1.08%).

The most popular majors in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (213 and 16.5%), Registered Nursing (99 and 7.65%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (82 and 6.34%).

The median tuition cost in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL for private four year colleges is $40,740.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,910 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,910 students enrolled in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,609 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 55 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was Registered Nursing with 55 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 806 degrees awarded
  2. 474 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Richland Community College with 806 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 521 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL, which is 0.674 times less than the 773 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 928 degrees mean that there were 4.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 209 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($40,740) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($792) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,320) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.556% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.535% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (40.8k), Some college (24.6k), and Bachelors Degree (16k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was $116,900 in 2022, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $105,900 to $116,900, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL is $58,805. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was Cook County (Northeast)--Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA, IL with a value of $149,789, followed by Lake County (Southeast)--Vernon, Moraine & West Deerfield Townships PUMA, IL and Lake County (Southwest)--Ela, Fremont, Wauconda & Cuba Townships PUMA, IL, with respective values of $149,702 and $130,927.

Property

$116,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,840
$40,241
Median Property Taxes
±$1,235

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.8% of the housing units in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was Cook County (Northeast)--Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA, IL with a value of $149,789, followed by Lake County (Southeast)--Vernon, Moraine & West Deerfield Townships PUMA, IL and Lake County (Southwest)--Ela, Fremont, Wauconda & Cuba Townships PUMA, IL, with respective values of $149,702 and $130,927.

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Household Income

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$58,805
Median Household Income
± $1,529
56.8k
Number of Households
± 1,582

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.8k households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL grew to $58,805 from the previous year's value of $55,954.

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Wage Distribution

0.427
2022 Wage GINI in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL

In 2022, the income inequality in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was 0.427 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.28% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.61%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.99%)

In 2022, 83.1% of workers in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.61%) and those who worked at home (5.99%).

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL (19.3k out of 132k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Illinois see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1221 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 372 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1,241 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.72%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
19.9%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macon & Christian Counties--Decatur City PUMA, IL declined by 0.308% from 4.74% to 4.72%.

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