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Macon County, Illinois VA Loan Information

macon county il2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Macon County is $548,250.

Macon County is located in central Illinois and possesses a rich history. The county was officially created by the Illinois State Legislature on January 19, 1829. Named after Colonel in the Revolutionary War, Nathaniel Macon, Macon County was made from a portion of Shelby County. The county has a strong education system, great for both children and adults. Home to many scenic parks and hiking trails, Macon County is an excellent location for those that love the outdoors. The total population of the county is 108,350, including a veteran population of 9,711.

History buffs will enjoy the many historical locations that can be found in Macon County. The county was once home to the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Check out the Decatur Historic District, featuring buildings dating back to the 1850s. The buildings of the Decatur Historic District feature many architecture styles, including Queen Anne, Classic Revival, and Gothic Revival. Other historical locations in Macon County include the Transfer House, James Millikin House, and Wabash Railroad Station.

Those with children and young adults will appreciate the strong school system in Macon County. Featuring some of the most helpful teachers and administrators, you can be sure that your child is receiving all the help they need. There are also many after school programs and educational resources located in the county, including the Decatur Public Library. The Decatur Public Library has been standing since 1902 and features thousands of books and a computer lab.

Those interested in receiving a degree will find great options in Macon County. Millikin University is a four-year school that offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Arts and sciences, business, and fine arts are just a few of the areas of study offered at Millikin University. Those who are looking to receive an Associate’s degree, a certificate, or some sort of technical training should consider Richland Community College. Providing qualified instructors and helpful administrators, you are sure to receive a great education at Richland Community College. Veterans interested in returning to college should take advantage of the GI Bill benefit.

Sports are huge in Macon County! The county was the former home of the Chicago Bears and the minor league baseball team, the Commodores. Macon County hosts a professional golf tournament, the Decatur-Forsyth Classic, each year! The local high school has great basketball and softball teams. Come to one of the many games to support your local team.

The Veteran’s Assistance Department, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Veteran’s Assistance Commission are just a few of the resources offered to veterans living in Macon County. The median housing cost in the county is $93,300, and the median household income is $46,559.

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Macon County Condo Search

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VFW Posts

Post 99 Oren L. Davis Post
3915 N. Cowgill Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
United States
Phone: (217) 428-6811

Meeting Location & Time
3915 N Cowgill Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
United States
6:00 p.m. 1st Monday

Quartermaster: Fred Perryman
Richard Cairns

Post 730 Wilson and Taylor Memorial Post
537 E Sheridan St
Decatur, IL 62521
United States
Phone: (217) 428-7191

Meeting Location & Time
537 E Sheridan St
Decatur, IL 62521
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Tuesday

Quartermaster: Ivery Chambliss
Hildred Tyus

Post 5224 John R Smith & Arthur Glenn Martin Memorial Post
1264 E Lake Shore Dr
Decatur, IL 62521
United States
Phone: (217) 423-1438

Meeting Location & Time
1535 Legion Dr
Decatur, IL 62521-9485
United States
3:30 pm 4th Sunday

Quartermaster: Robert Hayes
Kenneth Brackett

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Macon County

  • Single Family: $420
  • Multi Family: $550
  • Individual Condo: $425
  • Manufactured: $425
  • Repair Inspection: $100


  1. Illinois VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/illinois-va-home-loan-limit/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/