Macon County, North Carolina Population 2018

Macon County, North Carolina's estimated population is 34,732 with a growth rate of 2.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, North Carolina is the 68th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201734,7327412.18%
201633,991-318-0.93%
201634,3091960.57%
201534,1132390.71%
201433,8741040.31%
201333,770-51-0.15%
201233,821-73-0.22%
201133,894-55-0.16%
201033,94910,45044.47%
199023,4993,32116.46%
198020,1784,39027.81%
197015,7888535.71%
196014,935-1,239-7.66%
195016,1742941.85%
194015,8802,20816.15%
193013,6727856.09%
192012,8876965.71%
191012,191870.72%
190012,1042,00219.82%
189010,1022,03825.27%
18808,0641,44921.90%
18706,61561110.18%
18606,004-385-6.03%
18506,3891,52031.22%
18404,869-464-8.70%
18305,3330.00%

Macon County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White31,469
Some Other Race1,294
Two or More Races426
Black or African American391
Asian250
American Indian and Alaska Native161

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Macon County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Macon County, North Carolina Median Age

49


Total

46.3


Male

50.8


Female

Macon County, North Carolina Adults

There are 27,533 adults, (9,076 of which are seniors) in Macon County, North Carolina.

Macon County, North Carolina Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

17,562

51.67%

Male

16,429

48.33%

Macon County, North Carolina Households and Families

Macon County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Macon County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All73.3%26.7%
Non Family62.9%37.1%
Female53.9%46.1%
Male49.8%50.2%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2152.2173.3
Married7,7992.7585.5
Non Family5,5221.1862.9
Female1,3723.0853.9
Male5222.8249.8

2.73

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Macon County, North Carolina Households

Macon County, North Carolina Education

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0424.11%
9th to 12th Grade2,0638.14%
High School Graduate7,75530.60%
Some College5,99823.67%
Associates Degree2,70010.66%
Bachelors Degree3,86615.26%
Graduate Degree1,9157.56%

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,45820,9715,351
Hispanic1,063652224
Other Race610352133
Multiple Races23519159
Asian224172123
Black21614122
Native American114105

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 54.91%.

Macon County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,201$30,402$22,184
Less Than High School$17,560$20,518$15,956
High School Grad$22,331$27,347$17,614
Some College$25,237$28,722$21,664
Bachelors Degree$36,000$45,636$31,294
Graduate Degree$44,441$49,531$43,421

$26,201

Average Earnings

$30,402

Average Male

$22,184

Average Female

Macon County, North Carolina Language

Macon County, North Carolina Language by Age

Macon County, North Carolina Language

92.63% of Macon County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.67% of the population.

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,2354,85816.07%
Hispanic2,1961,00145.58%
Other1,24761849.56%
Multiple42014935.48%
Black36510127.67%
Asian2506124.40%
Native16195.59%

18.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.33%

Male Poverty Rate

19.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is Other, with 49.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is Native, with 5.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.31%.

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.20%
High School17.35%
Some College8.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.45%

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.60%
Male Unemployed31.60%
Female Employed10.52%
Male Employed10.51%

Macon County, North Carolina Income

Macon County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,593$56,298
Families$48,465$66,998
Married Families$54,965$74,665
Non Families$24,929$35,859

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Macon County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by War

3,248

Number of Veterans

3,039

Male Veterans

209

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,269
Korea482
First Gulf War380
World War II232
Second Gulf War141

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,084
75+1,059
55 to 64599
35 to 54446
18 to 3460

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,21612.42%
Hispanic534.25%
Black2810.61%
Other40.55%

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Employment Status

Macon County, North Carolina Employment by Age

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Macon County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Franklin39023993912.33%
Highlands 924941171.84%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990