Macon County, North Carolina Population 2024

39,219

Macon County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 39,219 with a growth rate of 1.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, North Carolina is the 64th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 33,959 and has seen a growth of 15.49% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202942,1045771.39%
202841,5275771.41%
202740,9505771.43%
202640,3735771.45%
202539,7965771.47%
202439,2195771.49%
202338,6425771.52%
202238,0655771.54%
202137,4883961.07%
202037,0921,3633.81%
201935,7295031.43%
201835,2266161.78%
201734,6103110.91%
201634,2991820.53%
201534,1172680.79%
201433,849930.28%
201333,756-60-0.18%
201233,816-73-0.22%
201133,889-70-0.21%
201033,959
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%
18808,0641,44921.9%
18706,61561110.18%
18606,004-385-6.03%
18506,3891,52031.22%
18404,869-464-8.7%
18305,333-36,771-87.33%
showing: 37 rows
2024 Growth Rate
1.49% (577)
County Website
Macon County
County Seat
2020 Population
37,092
Area
516 mi²
Density
76 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
5.73% (2,127)
Founded
1828

Macon County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White33,70790.88%
Other race1,3253.57%
Two or more races1,2243.3%
Black or African American3831.03%
Asian3310.89%
Native American1180.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Macon County, North Carolina Population by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Macon County, North Carolina Median Age

50.6

Total

48.1

Male

52.9

Female

Macon County, North Carolina Adults

There are 30,488 adults, (10,678 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, North Carolina.

Macon County, North Carolina Age Dependency

87.2

Age Dependency Ratio

53.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female18,89750.95%
Male18,19149.05%

Macon County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,3862.1173.826.2
Married8,5212.6884.915.1
Non Family6,8791.1663.936.1
Female1,4133.1462.237.8
Male5732.756.543.5
showing: 5 rows

2.67

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Macon County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.92%.

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

$36,786

Average Earnings

$40,976

Average Male

$32,757

Average Female

Macon County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Macon County, North Carolina Language

92.92% of Macon County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.11% of the population.

Macon County, North Carolina Language

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White32,2564,32813.42%
Hispanic2,90793732.23%
Multiple1,22257046.64%
Other1,29237128.72%
Black3529526.99%
Native1183832.2%
showing: 6 rows

15.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.74%

Male Poverty Rate

18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 46.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, North Carolina is White, with 13.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.5%.

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.38%
High School15.82%
Some College11.41%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
showing: 4 rows

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.33%
Male Unemployed54.55%
Female Employed7.37%
Male Employed6.3%
showing: 4 rows

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Macon County, North Carolina 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 35-44.

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,044

Number of Veterans

2,829

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by War

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, North Carolina 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

44.96%

Born in Macon County, North Carolina

94.86%

Native Born

5.14%

Foreign Born

3.11%

Non Citizen

2.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.86% of Macon County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 44.96% having been born in North Carolina. 3.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Macon County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Sources