Macon County, Alabama Population 2021

Macon County, Alabama's estimated population is 17,562 with a growth rate of -1.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Alabama is the 50th largest county inAlabama. The 2010 Population was 21,505 and has seen a growth of -18.34% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,562-253-1.42%
202017,815-253-1.40%
201918,068-253-1.38%
201818,321-472-2.51%
201718,793-267-1.40%
201619,060-236-1.22%
201519,296-345-1.76%
201419,641-380-1.90%
201320,021-587-2.85%
201220,608-676-3.18%
201121,284-221-1.03%
201021,505-3,423-13.73%
199024,928-1,901-7.09%
198026,8291,9888.00%
197024,841-1,876-7.02%
196026,717-3,844-12.58%
195030,5612,90710.51%
194027,6545512.03%
193027,1033,54215.03%
192023,561-2,488-9.55%
191026,0492,92312.64%
190023,1264,68725.42%
189018,4391,0686.15%
188017,371-356-2.01%
187017,727-9,075-33.86%
186026,802-96-0.36%
185026,89815,651139.16%
184011,2470.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.42% (-253)
State
Founded
December 18, 1832
County Seat
2010 Population
21,505
Growth Since 2010
-18.34% (-3,943)
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Macon County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American15,56083.17%
White3,00016.04%
Two or More Races890.48%
Asian320.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.09%
Some Other Race110.06%
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Macon County, Alabama Population by Race

Macon County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Macon County, Alabama Median Age

38.6


Total

37.3


Male

40.3


Female

Macon County, Alabama Adults

There are 15,460 adults, (3,614 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Alabama.

Macon County, Alabama Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

10,115

54.07%

Male

8,593

45.93%

Macon County, Alabama Population by Age

Macon County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Macon County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female54.7%45.3%
Non Family55.9%44.1%
Male61.9%38.1%
All65.5%34.5%
Married85%15%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4742.265.5
Non Family3,1951.1555.9
Married2,4472.9385
Female1,4492.9554.7
Male3833.4261.9

2.88

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Macon County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4954.11%
9th to 12th Grade1,69514.09%
High School Graduate3,63330.19%
Some College2,89024.02%
Associates Degree8707.23%
Bachelors Degree1,41411.75%
Graduate Degree1,0368.61%
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Macon County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Macon County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black9,7157,7891,920
White2,2031,951487
Hispanic512116
2+ Races515123
Asian219
Native American16164
Other Race1111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 45.10%.

Macon County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,201$30,741$27,431
Less Than 9th Grade$22,188$17,486$23,421
High School Graduate$29,177$30,653$27,533
Some College$24,845$31,348$22,592
Bachelors Degree$41,435$41,827$41,270
Graduate Degree$53,088$62,760$48,750

$29,201

Average Earnings

$30,741

Average Male

$27,431

Average Female

Macon County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, Alabama Language by Age

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Macon County, Alabama Language

97.54% of Macon County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 2.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Macon County, Alabama Language

Macon County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,3643,53426.44%
White2,83842214.87%
Multiple872124.14%
Asian211257.14%
Hispanic12065.00%

24.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.93%

Male Poverty Rate

26.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Alabama is Asian, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Alabama is Hispanic, with 5.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.75%.

Macon County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.93%
High School20.01%
Some College19.50%
Bachelors or Greater9.57%

Macon County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.21%
Male Unemployed36.85%
Female Employed12.07%
Male Employed11.36%

Macon County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,370$50,091
Families$48,723$63,996
Married Families$62,083-
Non Families$20,625$28,953
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Income by Household Type

Macon County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Macon County, Alabama 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, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Macon County, Alabama Marital Status

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1,345

Number of Veterans

1,198

Male Veterans

147

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam627
Second Gulf War261
First Gulf War241
Korea83
World War II17

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64382
65 to 74370
75+285
35 to 54211
18 to 3497

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black9327.31%
White38915.45%
2+ Races1722.08%
Hispanic1617.98%
Native American425.00%
Asian39.38%

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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11.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Macon County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Macon County, Alabama 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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74.22%

Born in Macon County, Alabama

99.40%

Native Born

0.60%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.40% of Macon County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 74.22% having been born in Alabama. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Macon County, Alabama Place of Birth

  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

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