Macon County, North Carolina Population 2019

Macon County, North Carolina's estimated population is 34,624 with a growth rate of 1.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, North Carolina is the 67th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201835,2856611.91%
201734,6243831.12%
201634,2411630.48%
201534,0782550.75%
201433,823880.26%
201333,735-68-0.20%
201233,803-81-0.24%
201133,884-74-0.22%
201033,95810,45944.51%
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
White31,810
Some Other Race1,090
Black or African American461
Two or More Races348
Asian257
American Indian and Alaska Native194

Macon County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Macon County, North Carolina Median Age

49.3


Total

46.5


Male

50.9


Female

Macon County, North Carolina Adults

There are 27,748 adults, (9,392 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, North Carolina.

Macon County, North Carolina Age Dependency

86.1

Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

17,693

51.79%

Male

16,467

48.21%

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
Married83.6%16.4%
All73.7%26.3%
Non Family65.4%34.6%
Female59.7%40.3%
Male54.6%45.4%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,5132.1873.7
Married7,9362.7383.6
Non Family5,5201.1565.4
Female1,4312.8759.7
Male6262.6954.6

2.68

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Macon County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1034.31%
9th to 12th Grade2,0838.14%
High School Graduate7,98631.22%
Some College6,05723.68%
Associates Degree2,66510.42%
Bachelors Degree3,73114.59%
Graduate Degree1,9517.63%

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,62021,0555,317
Hispanic1,124696208
Other Race504292100
Multiple Races23518071
Black22616219
Asian20216478
Native American166153

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,380$31,399$23,651
Less Than High School$19,449$21,325$16,613
High School Grad$23,966$30,132$18,791
Some College$27,805$30,849$24,835
Bachelors Degree$36,596$42,026$32,544
Graduate Degree$41,534$33,315$43,065

$27,380

Average Earnings

$31,399

Average Male

$23,651

Average Female

Macon County, North Carolina Language

Macon County, North Carolina Language by Age

Macon County, North Carolina Language

92.91% of Macon County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.80% of the population.

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,3344,72015.56%
Hispanic2,27492740.77%
Other1,03735233.94%
Black44112327.89%
Multiple33911132.74%
Asian2579737.74%
Native194136.70%

17.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.21%

Male Poverty Rate

19.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 40.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is Native, with 6.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.07%
High School16.98%
Some College7.59%
Bachelors or Greater5.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.39%
Male Unemployed26.68%
Female Employed10.59%
Male Employed8.94%

Macon County, North Carolina Income

Macon County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,659$60,174
Families$51,105$70,367
Married Families$57,175-
Non Families$24,957$40,060

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans

2,915

Number of Veterans

2,744

Male Veterans

171

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,135
Korea445
First Gulf War322
World War II205
Second Gulf War193

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,85910.94%
Black339.76%
Hispanic302.39%
Indian116.11%
Asian94.04%
Other30.50%

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Employment Status

50.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Macon County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Franklin39023993912.33%
Highlands 924941171.84%
  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