There are many old homes in Illinois and in the US. In fact, out of all houses, 12.8% were built in 1939 or earlier. The website Stacker compiled a list of the counties in Illinois with the oldest homes using data from the Census Bureau. Counties were ranked by median year the structure was built, with ties broken by the most homes before 1939.
Macon County is ranked 29th in Illinois with the average year of homes being built in 1962. It is #449 (There are 3,006 counties/parishes in the US) of all counties nationwide for oldest. 19% of all homes in Macon County are built in 1939 or older and that ranks #994. There are 50,392 homes in Macon County.
Christian County ranks 21st in Illinois with the average year of homes being built in 1960. It is #331 oldest among all counties nationwide. 29.7% of all homes are built in 1939 or earlier and it is #407 of all counties nationwide for that. There are 15,614 homes in Christian County. For more information on Slacker’s list, click here.