Macon County, Georgia Population 2020

152,519
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Macon County is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 152,519, it is the 4th largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta, Augusta, and Columbus) and the 171st largest city in the United States. Macon County is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually but 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 156,610 in 2012. Spanning over 255 miles, Macon County has a population density of 612 people per square mile.

The average household income in Macon County is $61,037 with a poverty rate of 25.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $803 per month, and the median house value is $116,500. The median age in Macon County is 36.2 years, 34.6 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males.

Macon County Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 54.12%
  • White: 40.95%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Asian: 1.97%
  • Other race: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Macon County, Georgia is 152,519, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 153,095.

Macon County, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020231,0496560.28%
2019230,3936560.28%
2018229,7376560.29%
2017229,081-150-0.07%
2016229,231-618-0.27%
2015229,849-633-0.28%
2014230,482-782-0.34%
2013231,264-1,507-0.65%
2012232,771890.04%
2011232,6824550.20%
2010232,2270.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American83,06854.12%
White62,85140.95%
Two or More Races3,1942.08%
Asian3,0191.97%
Some Other Race1,0200.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native2750.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander630.04%
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Macon County Population Pyramid 2020

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Macon County Median Age

36.2


Total

34.6


Male

38


Female

Macon County Adults

There are 115,472 adults, (22,757 of whom are seniors) in Macon County.

Macon County Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County Sex Ratio

Female

81,425

53.05%

Male

72,065

46.95%

Macon County Households and Families

Macon County Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Macon County Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All52.6%47.4%
Male51.1%48.9%
Non Family40.4%59.6%
Female35%65%

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All58,0102.5452.6
Non Family23,2111.1840.4
Married20,4343.2776.6
Female11,5543.6635
Male2,8113.7351.1

3.34

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Macon County Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,9623.97%
9th to 12th Grade10,26510.29%
High School Graduate31,48931.56%
Some College21,74921.80%
Associates Degree6,6826.70%
Bachelors Degree15,06215.10%
Graduate Degree10,55410.58%
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Macon County Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black50,13841,0598,347
White44,05939,96315,449
Hispanic2,4851,768442
Asian1,9251,620946
Multiple Races1,1851,067378
Other Race52637238
Native American18316288
Islander494915

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 49.14%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,913$36,882$28,746
Less Than High School$14,562$20,576$12,001
High School Grad$26,566$30,298$23,372
Some College$28,365$35,623$24,661
Bachelors Degree$43,979$52,987$40,932
Graduate Degree$66,082$82,543$54,065

$31,913

Average Earnings

$36,882

Average Male

$28,746

Average Female

Macon County Language

Macon County Language by Age

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Macon County Language

95.04% of Macon County residents speak only English, while 4.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.49% of the population.

Macon County Poverty

Macon County Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black79,97727,86234.84%
White56,5866,47211.44%
Hispanic4,6141,86740.46%
Multiple3,0801,30442.34%
Other93142445.54%
Asian2,7672609.40%
Native2528332.94%

25.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.74%

Male Poverty Rate

28.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County is Other, with 45.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County is Asian, with 9.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.53%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.50%
High School23.94%
Some College18.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.82%
Male Unemployed43.68%
Female Employed15.75%
Male Employed8.52%

Macon County Income

Macon County Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,931$61,037
Families$54,196$74,498
Married Families$78,162$100,613
Non Families$26,215$38,945
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Macon County Marital Status

Macon County Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

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 55-64.

Macon County Marital Status by Race

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Macon County Veterans

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9,444

Number of Veterans

8,481

Male Veterans

963

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,529
First Gulf War2,180
Second Gulf War1,375
Korea651
World War II437
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,658
65 to 742,589
55 to 642,036
75+1,613
18 to 34548
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,0749.89%
Black4,1857.04%
Hispanic2247.49%
2 or More1188.50%
Indian2913.00%
Asian230.97%
Hawaiian1530.61%

Macon County Veterans by Education

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10.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County Employment Status

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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76.53%

Born in Georgia

96.84%

Native Born

3.16%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.84% of Macon County residents were born in the United States, with 76.53% having been born in Georgia. 1.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020152,519-288-0.19%
2019152,807-288-0.19%
2018153,0952030.13%
2017152,892-288-0.19%
2016153,180-768-0.50%
2015153,948-385-0.25%
2014154,333-703-0.45%
2013155,036-1,574-1.01%
2012156,6104500.29%
2011156,1603500.22%
2010155,8100.00%