Macon County, Tennessee Population 2019

Macon County, Tennessee's estimated population is 24,079 with a growth rate of 2.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Tennessee is the 60th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201724,0796242.66%
201623,4553351.45%
201523,1201830.80%
201422,9373311.46%
201322,6061330.59%
201222,473370.16%
201122,4361960.88%
201022,2406,33439.82%
199015,9062061.31%
198015,7003,38527.49%
197012,3151180.97%
196012,197-1,402-10.31%
195013,599-1,305-8.76%
194014,9041,0327.44%
193013,872-1,050-7.04%
192014,9223632.49%
191014,5591,67813.03%
190012,8812,00318.41%
189010,8781,55716.70%
18809,3212,68840.52%
18706,633-657-9.01%
18607,2903424.92%
18506,9480.00%

Macon County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,299
Two or More Races459
Some Other Race191
Black or African American100
American Indian and Alaska Native91
Asian62
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander37

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Macon County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2019

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Macon County, Tennessee Median Age

38.6


Total

37


Male

40.4


Female

Macon County, Tennessee Adults

There are 17,553 adults, (3,615 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Tennessee.

Macon County, Tennessee Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

11,858

51.03%

Male

11,381

48.97%

Macon County, Tennessee Households and Families

Macon County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Macon County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
All73.4%26.6%
Male69.3%30.7%
Non Family67.6%32.4%
Female36.6%63.4%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1582.573.4
Married5,0633.0983.9
Non Family2,8021.1967.6
Female9582.7636.6
Male3353.7269.3

3

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Macon County, Tennessee Households

Macon County, Tennessee Education

Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5479.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,75611.22%
High School Graduate7,42747.44%
Some College2,38815.25%
Associates Degree1,0306.58%
Bachelors Degree8715.56%
Graduate Degree6364.06%

Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,61011,6931,427
Hispanic64526718
Multiple Races212204
Other Race12571
Black7777
Asian626262
Native American4949

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Macon County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,454$34,459$25,900
Less Than High School$18,313$21,359$
High School Grad$26,848$31,290$24,975
Some College$31,532$40,375$25,421
Bachelors Degree$45,625$51,364$38,850
Graduate Degree$52,522$53,212$51,806

$29,454

Average Earnings

$34,459

Average Male

$25,900

Average Female

Macon County, Tennessee Language

Macon County, Tennessee Language by Age

Macon County, Tennessee Language

96.34% of Macon County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.66% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.18% of the population.

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,9753,60817.20%
Hispanic1,18058049.15%
Multiple44214933.71%
Other19111057.59%

18.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.89%

Male Poverty Rate

20.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Tennessee is Other, with 57.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Tennessee is White, with 17.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.52%.

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.27%
High School17.39%
Some College13.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.50%

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.37%
Male Unemployed14.73%
Female Employed10.42%
Male Employed8.68%

Macon County, Tennessee Income

Macon County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,533$52,192
Families$42,037$58,771
Married Families$51,517$
Non Families$19,481$35,365

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Macon County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by War

1,110

Number of Veterans

1,103

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam446
First Gulf War121
Second Gulf War84
Korea64
World War II48

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74338
55 to 64294
75+257
35 to 54178
18 to 3443

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1026.51%
Hispanic274.07%
2 or More83.42%

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

20.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Employment Status

Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Age

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Macon County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lafayette4520514162113.74%
Red Boiling Springs11101137272.43%
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