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MACON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MACON          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,300 1,285 1,213 1,138 1,138 Avg. Winter Temp 32.00 F 0.00 C County 131,375 117,206 114,706 110,768 110,768 Avg. Summer Temp 75.00 F 23.88 C Labor 0 56,477 61,175 55,274 54,585 Avg. Annual Rainfall 36.00 In 91.44 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 22.00 In 55.88 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ALDERMEN / CITY               Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 6     in city  9     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         20
    Police Department            1          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   5
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  10 MI   16 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     18,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
TIF DISTRICT COMPLETED AND INITIATED FEBRUARY 
2004.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I72                                               
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     5 MI    8 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   2
          Intrastate Carriers   2

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport DECATUR AIRPORT
                     Local NO    12 MI 19 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    6

    Nearest Public Airport DECATUR AIRPORT
                     Local NO   12 MI   19 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,500 FT   2,550 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           592       947       4         2
Chicago           179       286       3         1
Cleveland         473       757       1         1
Dallas            764     1,222       5         2
Denver            901     1,442       2         2
Detroit           422       675       1         1
Kansas City       344       550       1         1
Los Angeles     1,935     3,096       8         4
Memphis           380       608       2         1
Minneapolis       500       800       3         1
New Orleans       758     1,213       2         3
New York          906     1,450       7         2
St. Louis         116       186       1         1
Seattle         2,075     3,320       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
DECATUR TERMINAL           AS NEEDED   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    10 MI   16 KM
Container Service NO    10 MI   16 KM

Remarks
RAIL LINE GOES THROUGH MACON.  LOCAL SERVICE FROM 
DECATUR JUNCTION AS NEEDED.  DAILY BASIS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          120,000             456,000
            Treatment Capacity          360,000           1,368,000
          Average Daily Demand          125,000             475,000
             Peak Daily Demand          180,000             684,000
               Excess Capacity          180,000             684,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process LAGOONS             
            Treatment Capacity          277,000           1,052,600
                  Present Load          150,000             570,000
               Excess Capacity          127,000             482,600

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI  

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  10 MI   16 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    10 MI   16 KM

Remarks
LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATES AT THE EMT-I LEVEL.
  IT IS A NON-TRANSPORT SERVICE.  AMBULANCE 
SERVICE PROVIDED BY DECATUR AMBULANCE SERVICE.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        19         227
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               1        27         333
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.6

Remarks
MACON & BLUE MOUND SCHOOL DIST COMBINED TO FORM 
MERIDIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. EACH TOWN HAS ELEMENTARY
 SCHOOLS, JUNIOR HIGH IS IN BLUE MOUND & HIGH 
SCHOOL IS IN MACON.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
DECATUR SCALE              SCALE INSTALLATIONS         6  NONE             1964
                         
MERIDIAN SCHOOL            EDUCATION                  40  YES              1910
DISTRICT                 
CREATE-A-CRAFT             CRAFTS/ CRAFTS PROD         5  NONE             1996
                         
ADM GRAIN COMPANY          GRAIN                       8                   1990
                         
MATON'S                                                3  NONE             2000
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DECATUR MSA                             
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force    54,585
             Unemployed   5,767
             Percentage  10.60%
         Total Employed    48,818
          Manufacturing  31.70%
      Non-Manufacturing  67.70%
            Agriculture   0.60%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 1 C        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.89  $ 31.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.12  $ 24.84
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.22  $ 14.50   Office Clerk             $  9.42  $ 15.50
Assembler-Production     $ 11.50  $ 21.48   Secretary                $ 10.78  $ 18.00
Computer Operator        $ 14.05  $ 23.07   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.93  $ 20.01
Computer Programmer      $ 17.19  $ 35.92   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.50  $ 16.47
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.40  $ 19.00   Systems Analyst          $ 31.80  $ 45.91
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.98  $ 16.48   Technician               $ 16.03  $ 27.11
Engineer                 $ 25.81  $ 41.61   Tool & Die Maker         $ 19.03  $ 24.43
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.76  $ 14.04   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.31  $ 18.62
Laborer                  $ 11.59  $ 22.61   Welder                   $ 12.98  $ 18.63
Machinist                $ 14.78  $ 24.23   Word Processor           $ 10.22  $ 16.62

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      16        Protestant Churches 146
                 Number of Rooms   1,133          Catholic Churches   5
                     Restaurants     158          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   2,000              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       6               Health Clubs   6
            Public Tennis Courts      42      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River LAKE DECATUR                                      

Remarks

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2009          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.5335%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7085%          2006       2004              Electricity  0.00%
  School  3.7340%         7.9797%    7.8930%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  2.7616%                                         Telephone  1.00%
   Total  7.9814%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Edward L. Aukamp                     Edward L. Aukamp                   
City Administrator                   City Administrator       
City of Macon                        City of Macon                      
P.O. Box 349                         P.O. Box 349                       
Macon, IL  625440349                 Macon, IL  625440349
Phone (217) 764-3643                 Phone (217) 764-3643
  Fax (217) 764-3993                   Fax (217) 764-3993

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62544           Rep Dist           87                           
                            Senate Dist        44                           
                            Congressional Dist 19               


Remarks
City E-mail: cityofm155@cebridge.net


Last updated 12/10/2012
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