Macon County, Illinois

According to the 2000 Census, Macon County, Illinois has a population of 114,706 people. Of those, 95,760 (83%) are White, 16,130 (14%) are Black, and 1,120 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 615 (or 1% of the 114,706 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Macon County a population of 114,091 with a demographic that is 84% White, 14% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 114,706 615 114,091
White 95,760 201 95,559
Black 16,130 394 15,736
Latino 1,120 22 1,098


Notes:

[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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