Macon County, Tennessee Population 2018

Macon County, Tennessee's estimated population is 24,079 with a growth rate of 5.04% 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
201724,0791,1555.04%
201622,924-531-2.26%
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
White22,459
Two or More Races208
Some Other Race157
Black or African American49
American Indian and Alaska Native24
Asian18
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

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

Macon County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

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

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

Macon County, Tennessee Median Age

39.6


Total

37.9


Male

40.7


Female

Macon County, Tennessee Adults

There are 17,262 adults, (3,576 of which are seniors) in Macon County, Tennessee.

Macon County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

11,548

50.38%

Male

11,376

49.62%

Macon County, Tennessee Households and Families

Macon County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Macon County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
Male76.4%23.6%
All73.5%26.5%
Non Family65.6%34.4%
Female33.8%66.2%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9772.5273.5
Married4,9773.1185.7
Non Family2,7411.2265.6
Female1,0012.7933.8
Male2583.7676.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.5%

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 Grade1,59710.38%
9th to 12th Grade2,13713.89%
High School Graduate6,95845.23%
Some College2,32415.11%
Associates Degree9496.17%
Bachelors Degree7975.18%
Graduate Degree6224.04%

Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,65911,3291,381
Hispanic60320220
Other Race9218
Multiple Races5653
Black4343
Asian181818
Native American55

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$28,739$32,010$25,751
Less Than High School$18,432$21,338$7,763
High School Grad$26,968$30,991$24,620
Some College$31,339$41,142$26,277
Bachelors Degree$47,167$54,565$40,000
Graduate Degree$50,938$50,899$50,977

$28,739

Average Earnings

$32,010

Average Male

$25,751

Average Female

Macon County, Tennessee Language

Macon County, Tennessee Language by Age

Macon County, Tennessee Language

96.49% of Macon County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.51% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.29% of the population.

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,2183,59016.92%
Hispanic1,09856051.00%
Multiple19712563.45%
Other15711673.89%

18.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.44%

Male Poverty Rate

19.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Tennessee is Other, with 73.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Tennessee is White, with 16.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.82%.

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.24%
High School15.64%
Some College12.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.87%
Male Unemployed20.45%
Female Employed10.51%
Male Employed9.94%

Macon County, Tennessee Income

Macon County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,098$49,421
Families$42,418$56,223
Married Families$50,641$
Non Families$20,913$32,474

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

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

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by War

1,127

Number of Veterans

1,107

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam504
First Gulf War111
Korea89
Second Gulf War72
World War II55

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74331
75+296
55 to 64274
35 to 54182
18 to 3444

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1246.61%
Hispanic365.78%
2 or More34.41%

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

14.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Employment Status

Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Age

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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