Macomb Local News

The website WalletHub thought highly of Macomb in its annual "Best Places to Raise a Family in Illinois,"rankings. Macomb is 36 out of 220 cities in the Land of Lincoln according to the findings


A main factor for Macomb earning such a favorable spot on the list is affordability. Macomb earned the top spot on overall affordability, which also factors in the fifth most affordable housing prices on cities included in this list.


In the area of family life and fun, Macomb slotted in at 15. The methodology there included playgrounds per capita, number of attractions, share of families with young children, weather and average commute time. 


In Health, Education and Safety Macomb came in at 53. Quality of school system, high school graduation rate, air quality, pediatricians per capita, share of uninsured children, violent crimes per 1,000 residents and property crimes per 1,000 residents all played a role in that ranking. 


In the final category, Socio-economics, Macomb is down at 191. The sub-categories there include seperation and divorce rate, share of two-parents families, share of families living below poverty level, share of households receiving food stamps, unemployment rate, wealth gap and forclosure rate. 


Other area cities in the rankings include Canton at 72, Galesburg at 124, Jacksonville at 114 and Quincy at 99. A look at the entire state can be seen below. 


Source: WalletHub