Macon County, North Carolina Population 2020

Macon County, North Carolina's estimated population is 36,607 with a growth rate of 1.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, North Carolina is the 67th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202036,6076611.84%
201935,9466611.87%
201835,2856611.91%
201734,6243831.12%
201634,2411630.48%
201534,0782550.75%
201433,823880.26%
201333,735-68-0.20%
201233,803-81-0.24%
201133,884-74-0.22%
201033,95810,45944.51%
199023,4993,32116.46%
198020,1784,39027.81%
197015,7888535.71%
196014,935-1,239-7.66%
195016,1742941.85%
194015,8802,20816.15%
193013,6727856.09%
192012,8876965.71%
191012,191870.72%
190012,1042,00219.82%
189010,1022,03825.27%
18808,0641,44921.90%
18706,61561110.18%
18606,004-385-6.03%
18506,3891,52031.22%
18404,869-464-8.70%
18305,3330.00%

Macon County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,27893.80%
Some Other Race8632.51%
Black or African American4891.42%
Two or More Races3200.93%
Asian2670.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native1930.56%

Macon County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Macon County, North Carolina Median Age

49.8


Total

47


Male

51.8


Female

Macon County, North Carolina Adults

There are 28,022 adults, (9,653 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, North Carolina.

Macon County, North Carolina Age Dependency

87.3

Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

17,780

51.67%

Male

16,630

48.33%

Macon County, North Carolina Households and Families

Macon County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Macon County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All72.8%27.2%
Non Family66%34%
Female58.3%41.7%
Male55.7%44.3%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,6992.1772.8
Married7,9922.7581.3
Non Family5,7651.1566
Female1,3802.8858.3
Male5622.6555.7

2.7

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Macon County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0774.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,8617.19%
High School Graduate7,91430.59%
Some College6,34624.53%
Associates Degree2,4229.36%
Bachelors Degree4,21716.30%
Graduate Degree2,0357.87%

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,78521,5095,832
Hispanic1,141699246
Other Race43623370
Multiple Races26020974
Black25317819
Asian20817490
Native American193182

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 94.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,334$32,174$25,098
Less Than High School$21,297$22,805$18,333
High School Grad$26,508$34,191$20,286
Some College$27,400$30,126$24,509
Bachelors Degree$37,340$42,202$33,636
Graduate Degree$43,977$34,010$45,481

$29,334

Average Earnings

$32,174

Average Male

$25,098

Average Female

Macon County, North Carolina Language

Macon County, North Carolina Language by Age

Macon County, North Carolina Language

93.36% of Macon County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.53% of the population.

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,5204,37014.32%
Hispanic2,33098642.32%
Other82729635.79%
Black47315031.71%
Asian26410037.88%
Multiple3115718.33%
Native193115.70%

16.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.52%

Male Poverty Rate

17.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 42.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is Native, with 5.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.33%
High School14.03%
Some College9.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.23%
Male Unemployed29.00%
Female Employed9.38%
Male Employed8.86%

Macon County, North Carolina Income

Macon County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,597$62,962
Families$54,985$73,913
Married Families$61,538-
Non Families$25,955$41,219

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Macon County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans

2,820

Number of Veterans

2,664

Male Veterans

156

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,111
Korea411
First Gulf War347
Second Gulf War253
World War II132
Age Group Veterans
75+1,020
65 to 74959
35 to 54376
55 to 64369
18 to 3496
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,74510.39%
Black277.20%
Indian2211.40%
Hispanic120.94%
2 or More124.51%
Asian114.87%
Other30.57%

$Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Employment Status

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

44.68%

Born in North Carolina

94.85%

Native Born

5.15%

Foreign Born

3.61%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.85% of Macon County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 44.68% having been born in North Carolina. 3.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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