Macon County, Alabama Population 2024

18,208

Macon County, Alabama's estimated 2024 population is 18,208 with a growth rate of -0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Alabama is the 49th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 population was 21,515 and has seen a growth of -15.37% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,398-162-0.92%
202817,560-162-0.91%
202717,722-162-0.91%
202617,884-162-0.9%
202518,046-162-0.89%
202418,208-162-0.88%
202318,370-162-0.87%
202218,532-373-1.97%
202118,905-559-2.87%
202019,4641,3997.74%
201918,065-255-1.39%
201818,320-508-2.7%
201718,828-249-1.31%
201619,077-254-1.31%
201519,331-339-1.72%
201419,670-373-1.86%
201320,043-582-2.82%
201220,625-674-3.16%
201121,299-216-1%
201021,51500%
199024,928-1,901-7.09%
198026,8291,9888%
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%
184011,247-6,151-35.35%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.88% (-162)
State
Alabama
County Seat
2020 Population
19,464
Area
609 mi²
Density
30 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-6.45% (-1,256)
Founded
December 18, 1832

Macon County, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American15,14278.87%
White3,13316.32%
Two or more races7894.11%
Asian780.41%
Other race490.26%
Native American70.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Macon County, Alabama Population by Race

Macon County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2024

Macon County, Alabama Median Age

37.8

Total

34.5

Male

39.4

Female

Macon County, Alabama Adults

There are 16,019 adults, (3,883 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Alabama.

Macon County, Alabama Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female10,33353.82%
Male8,86546.18%

Macon County, Alabama Population by Age

Macon County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,1312.336337
Non Family2,9211.2153.746.3
Married2,1653.0985.314.7
Female1,685352.547.5
Male3603.5952.547.5

3

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Macon County, Alabama Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4483.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,60513.51%
High School Graduate3,76331.68%
Some College2,73623.03%
Associates Degree8867.46%
Bachelors Degree1,27510.73%
Graduate Degree1,1679.82%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Macon County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black9,4047,6451,873
White1,8841,705414
2+ Races536438148
Hispanic2872126
Asian23130
Other Race1490
Native American641

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.5%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 27.61%.

Macon County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,869$39,872$28,620
Less Than 9th Grade$29,509$22,303$33,913
High School Graduate$27,690$32,165$21,548
Some College$32,025$44,496$24,899
Bachelors Degree$50,952$54,325$35,921
Graduate Degree$37,014$39,250$34,940

$32,869

Average Earnings

$39,872

Average Male

$28,620

Average Female

Macon County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, Alabama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Macon County, Alabama Language

98.28% of Macon County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Macon County, Alabama Language

Macon County, Alabama Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black13,3323,61627.12%
Multiple71427037.82%
Hispanic35521259.72%
White2,3832008.39%
Asian342161.76%
Other16743.75%

25.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.23%

Male Poverty Rate

24.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Alabama is Asian, with 61.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Alabama is White, with 8.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.95%.

Macon County, Alabama Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.3%
High School25.07%
Some College17.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%

Macon County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed59.92%
Male Unemployed36.47%
Female Employed14.29%
Male Employed14.15%

Macon County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$41,206$57,338
Families$52,617$70,163
Married Families$75,825$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,122$36,531

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Macon County, Alabama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Macon County, Alabama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,275

Number of Veterans

1,005

Male Veterans

270

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam473
First Gulf War324
Second Gulf War175
Korea50
World War II0

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74417
55 to 64345
75+240
35 to 54235
18 to 3438

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black7445.92%
White41516.15%
2+ Races10215.6%
Asian67.69%
Other Race510.2%
Native American350%

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Alabama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.8%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Alabama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, Alabama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, Alabama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.17%

Born in Macon County, Alabama

98.82%

Native Born

1.18%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.82% of Macon County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 75.17% having been born in Alabama. 0.89% 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

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