Macon County, Tennessee Population 2024

27,323

Macon County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 27,323 with a growth rate of 2.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Tennessee is the 56th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 22,236 and has seen a growth of 22.88% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,0585471.85%
202829,5115471.89%
202728,9645471.92%
202628,4175471.96%
202527,8705472%
202427,3235472.04%
202326,7765472.09%
202226,2295472.13%
202125,6824191.66%
202025,2636392.6%
201924,6243301.36%
201824,2943631.52%
201723,9315672.43%
201623,3642891.25%
201523,0751590.69%
201422,9162821.25%
201322,6341480.66%
201222,486340.15%
201122,4522160.97%
201022,236
199015,9062061.31%
198015,7003,38527.49%
197012,3151180.97%
196012,197-1,402-10.31%
195013,599-1,305-8.76%
194014,9041,0327.44%
193013,872-1,050-7.04%
192014,9223632.49%
191014,5591,67813.03%
190012,8812,00318.41%
189010,8781,55716.7%
18809,3212,68840.52%
18706,633-657-9.01%
18607,2903424.92%
18506,948-23,110-76.88%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.04% (547)
County Website
Macon County
County Seat
2020 Population
25,263
Area
307 mi²
Density
89 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
8.15% (2,060)
Founded
1842

Macon County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,26291.71%
Two or more races1,4455.7%
Other race3621.43%
Black or African American1780.7%
Asian970.38%
Native American210.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Macon County, Tennessee Population by Race

Macon County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Macon County, Tennessee Median Age

39.1

Total

37.9

Male

39.6

Female

Macon County, Tennessee Adults

There are 19,140 adults, (3,957 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Tennessee.

Macon County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female12,95751.08%
Male12,40848.92%

Macon County, Tennessee Population by Age

Macon County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1642.7371.828.2
Married4,8743.2983.616.4
Non Family2,8491.2663.936.1
Female8923.3237.362.7
Male5494.4863.436.6
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3.31

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.14%.

Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,464

Average Earnings

$41,070

Average Male

$33,565

Average Female

Macon County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Macon County, Tennessee Language

97.1% of Macon County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Macon County, Tennessee Language

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,5643,40215.08%
Hispanic1,35232423.96%
Multiple1,44330220.93%
Other36220757.18%
Black139139100%
Asian9799.28%
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16.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.59%

Male Poverty Rate

18.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Tennessee

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Tennessee is Asian, with 9.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.76%.

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.28%
High School12.19%
Some College10.21%
Bachelors or Greater5.09%
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Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.98%
Male Employed7.37%
Female Employed6.92%
Male Unemployed5.23%
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Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Macon County, Tennessee Marriage

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

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,097

Number of Veterans

1,009

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

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Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Macon County, Tennessee 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

73.03%

Born in Macon County, Tennessee

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Macon County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 73.03% having been born in Tennessee. 1.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Macon County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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