Macon County, GA

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2022 Population
12,099
1.87% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.1
0.25% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
26.2%
4.03% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$33,960
2.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$78,100
15.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Macon County, GA had a population of 12.1k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $33,960. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Macon County, GA declined from 12,330 to 12,099, a −1.87% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,163 to $33,960, a 2.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (60.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (32.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.64%), White (Hispanic) (1.31%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%).

None of the households in Macon County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Macon County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Macon County, GA was $78,100, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%.

Most people in Macon County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Macon County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Macon County, GA is home to a population of 12.1k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.87% of Macon County, GA residents were born outside of the country (226 people).

In 2022, there were 1.84 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.28k people) in Macon County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.96k White (Non-Hispanic) and 319 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Macon County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Macon County, GA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.28k ± 155
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.96k ± 42
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    319 ± 144
4.73%
Hispanic Population
572 people

In 2022, there were 1.84 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.28k people) in Macon County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.96k White (Non-Hispanic) and 319 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.73% of the people in Macon County, GA are hispanic (572 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Macon County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
226 people
1.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
132 people

As of 2022, 1.87% of Macon County, GA residents (226 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Macon County, GA was 1.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    233 ± 85
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    99 ± 63
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    61 ± 54

Macon County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Macon County, GA employs 3.56k people. The largest industries in Macon County, GA are Manufacturing (603 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), and Retail Trade (405 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($69,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($65,282), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,026).

Occupations

3.56k
2022 Value
± 419
−11.6%
1 Year decline
± 18.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon County, GA declined at a rate of −11.6%, from 4.02k employees to 3.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macon County, GA, are Production Occupations (386 people), Sales & Related Occupations (343 people), and Management Occupations (332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macon County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.56k
2022 Value
± 419
−11.6%
1 Year decline
± 18.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon County, GA declined at a rate of −11.6%, from 4.02k employees to 3.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macon County, GA, are Manufacturing (603 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), and Retail Trade (405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macon County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Macon County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,353
Median earning men ± $4,195
$24,688
Median earning women ± $6,564

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,784), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,121), and Public Administration ($50,036).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,750), Manufacturing ($45,461), and Public Administration ($41,023).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 68
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 55
    Manufacturing
  3. 47
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Macon County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.472%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macon County, GA was $78,100 in 2022, which is 0.277 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $67,400 to $78,100, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Macon County, GA is 62.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Macon County, GA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Macon County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Macon County, GA is $33,960. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Macon County, GA was Census Tract 4 with a value of $48,538, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $27,996 and $27,500.

Property

$78,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,013
$2,482
Median Property Taxes
±$314

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Macon County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.3% of the housing units in Macon County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macon County, GA was Census Tract 4 with a value of $48,538, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $27,996 and $27,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Macon County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$33,960
Median Household Income
± $3,999
3.99k
Number of Households
± 400

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.99k households in Macon County, GA grew to $33,960 from the previous year's value of $33,163.

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macon County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.34%)

In 2022, 74.4% of workers in Macon County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (9.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macon County, GA have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Macon County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Macon County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macon County, GA (2.65k out of 10.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macon County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

76.1% of the population of Macon County, GA has health coverage, with 21.5% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 8.6% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Macon County, GA see 12947 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (13143 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6356 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6356 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.1% were men and 55.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

12,947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Macon County, GA

Primary care physicians in Macon County, GA see an average of 12,947 patients per year. This represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (13,143 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Macon County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.1% were men and 55.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

23.9%
Uninsured
21.5%
Employer Coverage
30.6%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
8.6%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macon County, GA grew by 15.8% from 20.6% to 23.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Macon County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 154 in Macon County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.3% in Macon County, GA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.6% in Macon County, GA.

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