Macon County, Georgia Population 2021

153,671
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Macon County is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 153,671, it is the 4th largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta, Augusta, and Columbus) and the 169th largest city in the United States . Macon County is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of in 2010. Macon County reached it's highest population of 156,606 in 2012. Spanning over 255 miles, Macon County has a population density of 616 people per square mile.

The average household income in Macon County is $63,566 with a poverty rate of 24.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $818 per month, and the median house value is $120,200. The median age in Macon County is 36.4 years, 34.6 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Macon County Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Macon County was:

  • Black or African American: 54.44%
  • White: 40.19%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Macon County, Georgia is 153,671 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 152,903.

Macon County, Georgia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021230,8004020.17%
2020230,3984020.17%
2019229,9964020.17%
2018229,5946090.27%
2017228,985-163-0.07%
2016229,148-647-0.28%
2015229,795-646-0.28%
2014230,441-784-0.34%
2013231,225-1,509-0.65%
2012232,734270.01%
2011232,7075080.22%
2010232,1990.00%

Macon County Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American83,40554.44%
White61,56940.19%
Two or More Races3,3062.16%
Asian3,1132.03%
Some Other Race1,4410.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native2910.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander750.05%
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Macon County Population by Race

Macon County Population Pyramid $2021

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Macon County Median Age

36.4


Total

34.6


Male

38


Female

Macon County Adults

There are 115,586 adults, (23,236 of whom are seniors) in Macon County.

Macon County Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County Sex Ratio

Female

81,285

53.06%

Male

71,915

46.94%

Macon County Population by Age

Macon County Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Macon County Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.3%22.7%
All52.3%47.7%
Male49.5%50.5%
Non Family39.1%60.9%
Female34.2%65.8%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All58,1162.5352.3
Non Family23,2171.1939.1
Married20,8153.2477.3
Female11,3183.6834.2
Male2,7663.6849.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Macon County Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8633.87%
9th to 12th Grade10,13610.14%
High School Graduate30,46630.49%
Some College22,83822.85%
Associates Degree7,2557.26%
Bachelors Degree14,81514.83%
Graduate Degree10,55810.57%
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Macon County Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Macon County Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black50,73041,7068,164
White43,47739,62315,343
Hispanic2,5521,806434
Asian1,9881,665967
2+ Races1,1651,016400
Other Race66748539
Native American19016989
Islander757519

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.64%.

Macon County Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,052$37,034$28,950
Less Than 9th Grade$16,901$22,041$12,652
High School Graduate$26,833$31,050$23,503
Some College$30,011$36,364$26,132
Bachelors Degree$43,720$51,837$41,360
Graduate Degree$65,782$79,024$56,259

$32,052

Average Earnings

$37,034

Average Male

$28,950

Average Female

Macon County Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County Language by Age

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Macon County Language

94.61% of Macon County residents speak only English, while 5.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.52% of the population.

Macon County Language

Macon County Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black80,42627,22233.85%
White55,9156,50411.63%
Hispanic4,5741,47632.27%
Multiple3,0971,15837.39%
Other1,33562046.44%
Asian2,8132237.93%
Native2708431.11%

24.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.97%

Male Poverty Rate

27.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County is Other, with 46.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County is Asian, with 7.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.12%.

Macon County Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.21%
High School22.79%
Some College18.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.47%

Macon County Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.59%
Male Unemployed43.83%
Female Employed15.58%
Male Employed7.95%

Macon County Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,334$63,566
Families$56,314$77,396
Married Families$80,925$103,762
Non Families$27,393$40,624
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Income by Household Type

Macon County Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County Married by Age and Sex

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Macon County Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Macon County Marital Status by Race

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Macon County Marital Status

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9,371

Number of Veterans

8,288

Male Veterans

1,083

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,126
First Gulf War2,140
Second Gulf War1,571
Korea728
World War II365

Macon County Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,651
65 to 742,399
55 to 641,967
75+1,745
18 to 34609

Macon County Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,7829.46%
Black4,3857.32%
Hispanic1916.27%
2+ Races1077.44%
Native American3515.56%
Islander3344.00%
Asian291.19%

Macon County Veterans by Race

Macon County Veterans by Education

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8.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County Employment by Age

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Macon County Employment by Race

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Macon County Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.67%

Born in Macon County

96.67%

Native Born

3.33%

Foreign Born

1.55%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.67% of Macon County residents were born in the United States, with 75.67% having been born in Georgia. 1.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Macon County Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021153,6712560.17%
2020153,4152560.17%
2019153,1592560.17%
2018152,903630.04%
2017152,840-312-0.20%
2016153,152-793-0.52%
2015153,945-384-0.25%
2014154,329-702-0.45%
2013155,031-1,575-1.01%
2012156,6063950.25%
2011156,2113970.25%
2010155,8140.00%

Macon County Population by Year