Macon County, North Carolina Population 2022

Macon County, North Carolina's estimated population is 37,610 with a growth rate of 1.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, North Carolina is the 68th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 33,959 and has seen a growth of 10.75% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18305,3330.00%
18404,869-464-8.70%
18506,3891,52031.22%
18606,004-385-6.03%
18706,61561110.18%
18808,0641,44921.90%
189010,1022,03825.27%
190012,1042,00219.82%
191012,191870.72%
192012,8876965.71%
193013,6727856.09%
194015,8802,20816.15%
195016,1742941.85%
196014,935-1,239-7.66%
197015,7888535.71%
198020,1784,39027.81%
199023,4993,32116.46%
201033,95910,46044.51%
201133,887-72-0.21%
201233,806-81-0.24%
201333,738-68-0.20%
201433,824860.25%
201534,0902660.79%
201634,2621720.50%
201734,5813190.93%
201835,2746932.00%
201935,8585841.66%
202036,4425841.63%
202137,0265841.60%
202237,6105841.58%
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Macon County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,74693.10%
Black or African American5221.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native2240.64%
Asian3290.94%
Some Other Race8922.54%
Two or More Races4591.31%
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Macon County, North Carolina Population by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Macon County, North Carolina Median Age

50.4


Total

48.3


Male

52.3


Female

Macon County, North Carolina Adults

There are 28,871 adults, (10,093 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, North Carolina.

Macon County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

53.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

18,249

51.89%

Male

16,923

48.11%

Macon County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Macon County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All72.9%27.1%
Non Family64.4%35.6%
Male61.4%38.6%
Female59.1%40.9%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,0622.1772.9
Married7,9762.7282.6
Male5392.8861.4
Female1,4303.1359.1
Non Family6,1171.1664.4

2.72

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Macon County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0263.86%
9th to 12th Grade1,8907.11%
High School Graduate8,61932.42%
Some College6,24023.47%
Associates Degree2,4599.25%
Bachelors Degree4,18215.73%
Graduate Degree2,1678.15%
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Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian29528295
White24,35722,1005,989
Hispanic1,119657216
2+ Races31422045
Other Race29911520
Black34221314
Native American210210

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 asian people with a rate of 32.20%.

Macon County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,715$36,208$27,970
Less Than 9th Grade$21,146$26,077$17,198
High School Graduate$28,864$35,355$22,308
Some College$33,847$36,217$29,939
Bachelors Degree$41,313$47,507$34,289
Graduate Degree$46,250$40,714$50,166

$32,715

Average Earnings

$36,208

Average Male

$27,970

Average Female

Macon County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Macon County, North Carolina Language

92.97% of Macon County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.71% of the population.

Macon County, North Carolina Language

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,48185634.50%
Black50817334.06%
Multiple45513229.01%
White31,0374,43014.27%
Native2242410.71%
Asian32692.76%
Other257NaN%

16.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.82%

Male Poverty Rate

18.05%

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 34.50% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.17%.

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.29%
High School15.48%
Some College11.30%
Bachelors or Greater5.20%

Macon County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.32%
Male Unemployed39.15%
Female Employed9.17%
Female Unemployed45.88%

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

Macon County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,703$64,052
Families$60,288$79,178
Married Families$65,413-
Non Families$22,971$37,202
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Income by Household Type

Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Macon County, North Carolina Marital Status

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2,846

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War220
First Gulf War403
Vietnam1,205
Korea246
World War II101

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3488
35 to 54302
55 to 64549
65 to 74899
75+1,008

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,76210.22%
Black224.49%
Native American3717.45%
Asian93.05%
Other Race10.23%
2+ Races153.67%
Hispanic10.07%

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Macon County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Macon County, North Carolina 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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45.61%

Born in Macon County, North Carolina

94.96%

Native Born

5.04%

Foreign Born

3.35%

Non Citizen

1.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.96% of Macon County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 45.61% having been born in North Carolina. 3.35% 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

  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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