Macon County, Tennessee Population 2021

Macon County, Tennessee's estimated population is 25,228 with a growth rate of 1.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Macon County, Tennessee is the 61st largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 22,237 and has seen a growth of 13.45% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,2283131.26%
202024,9153131.27%
201924,6023131.29%
201824,2893841.61%
201723,9055652.42%
201623,3402641.14%
201523,0761570.69%
201422,9192821.25%
201322,6371490.66%
201222,488330.15%
201122,4552180.98%
201022,2376,33139.80%
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%
189010,8781,55716.70%
18809,3212,68840.52%
18706,633-657-9.01%
18607,2903424.92%
18506,9480.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.26% (313)
County Website
Founded
1842
County Seat
2010 Population
22,237
Growth Since 2010
13.45% (2,991)
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Macon County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,79695.61%
Two or More Races4711.98%
Some Other Race2791.17%
Asian1130.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1020.43%
Black or African American440.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.16%
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Macon County, Tennessee Population by Race

Macon County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Macon County, Tennessee Median Age

39.4


Total

36.9


Male

40.4


Female

Macon County, Tennessee Adults

There are 18,047 adults, (3,732 of whom are seniors) in Macon County, Tennessee.

Macon County, Tennessee Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Macon County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

12,104

50.77%

Male

11,738

49.23%

Macon County, Tennessee Population by Age

Macon County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Macon County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.5%52.5%
Non Family66.9%33.1%
Male70.5%29.5%
All74.4%25.6%
Married83.2%16.8%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Macon County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1702.5674.4
Married5,0413.1883.2
Non Family2,9551.1766.9
Female7703.0347.5
Male4044.1270.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Macon County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5849.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,5769.83%
High School Graduate7,32145.66%
Some College2,87417.93%
Associates Degree1,0196.36%
Bachelors Degree9375.84%
Graduate Degree7214.50%
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Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,02512,2761,612
Hispanic562206
2+ Races231211
Other Race13574
Native American9696
Asian744646
Black4437

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 62.16%.

Macon County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,331$36,491$26,792
Less Than 9th Grade$19,622$21,083$13,594
High School Graduate$29,143$33,370$24,726
Some College$33,876$41,463$24,472
Bachelors Degree$53,037$47,273$53,772
Graduate Degree$55,528$55,183$55,781

$31,331

Average Earnings

$36,491

Average Male

$26,792

Average Female

Macon County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Macon County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Macon County, Tennessee Language

96.12% of Macon County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Macon County, Tennessee Language

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,5433,40415.80%
Hispanic1,22651642.09%
Multiple47119340.98%
Other27910637.99%

17.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.42%

Male Poverty Rate

18.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Macon County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 42.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Macon County, Tennessee is White, with 15.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.09%.

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.89%
High School14.89%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed22.60%
Male Unemployed11.90%
Female Employed9.66%
Male Employed7.47%

Macon County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Macon County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,430$57,564
Families$52,697$65,699
Married Families$64,736-
Non Families$25,109$38,485
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Income by Household Type

Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Macon County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Macon County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,138

Number of Veterans

1,096

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam506
First Gulf War140
Second Gulf War77
Korea61
World War II39

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74369
75+291
55 to 64256
35 to 54195
18 to 3427

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1346.54%
2+ Races41.59%

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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18.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Macon County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Macon County, Tennessee 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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73.26%

Born in Macon County, Tennessee

97.56%

Native Born

2.44%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.56% of Macon County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 73.26% having been born in Tennessee. 1.98% 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

  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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