At A Glance

County/State McDonough County-State of Illinois
Unemployment Rate 4.2%  (December 2017)
Population 32,612 (2010 Census)
Local Property Tax 9.93737%  (2015)
Enterprise Zone Yes; Macomb/Bushnell
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Yes; 2 Districts: Downtown Square and West Side
Revolving Loan Fund Yes; City of Macomb, City of Bushnell and MAEDCO
Highway Access >40 miles to I-74
Approximate Major Market Proximity St. Louis 150 miles
Freight Terminals 1
Air Service (commercial) 68 miles to Peoria
Fire Rating (city/outside city) 4/7
Excess Water Capacity 1.4 million (gallons per day)
Excess Waste Water Treatment Capacity 0.8 million (gallons per day)
Fiber Optics Yes
Digital Switching Yes
“Right-to-work” No
Last Updated March 2018


Ameren Illinois
Multiple Interconnections
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McDonough Power Cooperative 
Member Owned
Long Distance Phone Service

Natural Gas

Local Distibutor
Ameren Illinois
Pipeline Source
Panhandle Eastern
Gas Transportation Available 


Name of Provider
Frontier Communications
McDonough Telephone Cooperative
Location of POP
220 East Washington Street
Fiber Optics Available
Digital Switching


Name of Supplier
City of Macomb
Lake/Well (Reverse Osmosis)
Elevated Storage Capacity                                   
1.5 million gallons
Capacity of Water Plant
4.5 million gallons/per day
Average Consumption
2.1 million gallons/per day
Peak Consumption
3.2 million gallons/per day

Waste Water

Sewage Treatment
Treatment Capacity
3,000,000 gallons/per day
Present Load
2,200,00 gallons/per day
Excess Capacity
800,00 gallons
Design Capacity
7,500,000 gallons/per day