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Maroa is a city in Macon County, in the Decatur metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Maroa. For links to other places called Maroa, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Maroa is 40.036N. The longitude is -88.956W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,654.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Maroa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61756 ZIP code.
30% of Maroa residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Maroa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Maroa was $18,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Maroa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Maroa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $332. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $720.
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Maroa political report.
The average commute time for Maroa workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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