Macomb, Illinois

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Macomb is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois founded in 1830. It is situated in western Illinois southwest of Galesburg at 40°27'38" North, 90°40'27" West (40.460501, -90.674048).[1] As of 2000, the city had a population of 18,558. It is the county seat of McDonough County.[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), of which, 9.9 square miles (25.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it is water. The total area is 3.90% water; the East Fork La Moine River flows past the northern part of the city. Macomb is the home of Western Illinois University.



As of the census[3] of 2000, there are 18,558 people, 6,575 households, and 2,952 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,884.2 people per square mile (727.4/km²). There are 7,037 housing units at an average density of 714.5/sq mi (275.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.73% White, 5.93% African American, 3.06% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 2.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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