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Welcome to Mackinaw ...

The village of Mackinaw is located in Tazewell County<1>.

The pronunciation of Mackinaw: MAK-i-naw<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Mackinaw, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1827.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mackinaw has a population of 1,882 people<3> (see below for details).

Mackinaw is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mackinaw lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mackinaw lies within the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Mackinaw: 61755<5>

The village of Mackinaw was previously named Mackinawtown.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mackinaw had an population of 1,882 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mackinaw had a population of 1,950 people. This makes Mackinaw the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Mackinaw represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 498th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,950 people, the population of Mackinaw increased 34.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,452 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mackinaw.

Communities near Mackinaw ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mackinaw.

  • Peoria
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Bloomington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Normal
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Pekin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pekin
    • Pekin is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,808 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pekin <6>
  • East Peoria
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Peoria
    • East Peoria is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,344 people
    • Former name for East Peoria:
    • Hilton
  • Washington
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Morton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
    • Morton is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,232 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton <6>
  • Bartonville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Peoria Heights
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Eureka
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Woodford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,232 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mackinaw. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mackinaw.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mackinaw. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mackinaw.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mackinaw. See our Newspapers Page for Mackinaw.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mackinaw ...

Looking for more information about Mackinaw? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mackinaw, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mackinaw.

Adding Mackinaw to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mackinaw in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mackinaw was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Mackinaw post office opened in 1827.

We also found Mackinaw in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mackinaw.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mackinaw. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tazewell County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Tazewell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Mackinaw. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mackinaw.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mackinaw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Mackinaw). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mackinaw or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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