Macon County, Missouri Population 2024

14,813

Macon County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 14,813 with a growth rate of -0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Missouri is the 67th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 15,580 and has seen a growth of -4.92% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,223-118-0.82%
202814,341-118-0.82%
202714,459-118-0.81%
202614,577-118-0.8%
202514,695-118-0.8%
202414,813-118-0.79%
202314,931-118-0.78%
202215,049-118-0.78%
202115,167-30-0.2%
202015,197860.57%
201915,111-56-0.37%
201815,167-86-0.56%
201715,2531080.71%
201615,145-126-0.83%
201515,271-165-1.07%
201415,436-27-0.17%
201315,463-87-0.56%
201215,550770.5%
201115,473-107-0.69%
201015,580
199015,345-968-5.93%
198016,3138815.71%
197015,432-1,041-6.32%
196016,473-1,859-10.14%
195018,332-3,064-14.32%
194021,396-1,674-7.26%
193023,070-4,448-16.16%
192027,518-3,350-10.85%
191030,868-2,150-6.51%
190033,0182,4437.99%
189030,5754,35316.6%
188026,2222,99212.88%
187023,2308,88461.93%
186014,3467,781118.52%
18506,5655318.8%
18406,034-8,189-57.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.79% (-118)
County Website
Macon County
County Seat
2010 Population
15,580
Area
801 mi²
Density
18 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.92% (-767)
Founded
January 6, 1837

Macon County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,07492.76%
Two or more races5233.45%
Black or African American3402.24%
Asian930.61%
Other race830.55%
Native American570.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Macon County, Missouri Population by Race

Macon County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Macon County, Missouri Median Age

43

Total

41.7

Male

44.5

Female

Macon County, Missouri Adults

There are 11,649 adults, (3,340 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Missouri.

Macon County, Missouri Age Dependency

82.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female7,64150.36%
Male7,53249.64%

Macon County, Missouri Population by Age

Macon County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8482.5576.923.1
Married3,0723.2188.811.2
Non Family2,1471.1365.834.2
Female4443.7248.951.1
Male1855.3275.124.9
showing: 5 rows

3.27

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Macon County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Macon County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.47%.

Macon County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,837

Average Earnings

$43,128

Average Male

$31,815

Average Female

Macon County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Macon County, Missouri Language

96.96% of Macon County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Macon County, Missouri Language

Macon County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,8061,39510.1%
Multiple5207013.46%
Black2945719.39%
Asian934851.61%
Hispanic2603714.23%
Native573256.14%
Other832530.12%
Islander33100%
showing: 8 rows

10.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.65%

Male Poverty Rate

12.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Missouri is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Missouri is White, with 10.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.22%.

Macon County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.78%
High School12.38%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater2.54%
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Macon County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.33%
Male Unemployed7.5%
Female Employed6.28%
Male Employed4.63%
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Macon County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Macon County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Macon County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Macon County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Macon County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

861

Number of Veterans

737

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

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Macon County, Missouri Veterans by War

count

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Macon County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Macon County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Macon County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, Missouri 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

75.03%

Born in Macon County, Missouri

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.95% of Macon County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 75.03% having been born in Missouri. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Macon County, Missouri Place of Birth

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