At A Glance

County/State McDonough County-State of Illinois
Unemployment Rate 4.5%  (November 2018)
Population 32,612 (2010 Census)
Local Property Tax 10.16399%  (2017)
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 January 2019


Ameren Illinois


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McDonough Power Cooperative 

Member Owned

Long Distance Phone Service


Natural Gas

Ameren Illinois

Local Distibutor

Pipeline Source: Panhandle Eastern

Gas Transportation Available: No




Frontier Communications

McDonough Telephone Cooperative

Location of POP: 202 East Washington Street

Fiber Optics Available: Yes

Digital Switching: Yes



City of Macomb

Source: 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 Millions Gallons Per Day



Waste Water

Sewage Treatment: Tertiary

Treatment Capacity: 3 Million Gallons Per Day

Present Load: 2,200,000 Gallons Per Day

Excess Capacity: 800,000 Gallons

Design Capacity: 7,500,000 Gallons Per Day