Macon County, NC Demographic Data

Macon County, NC Summary

Macon County is located in North Carolina
  • Population: 33,883
  • Area: 519.69 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 515.56 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 4.13 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 65.19 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 2,051.84 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Macon County, NC Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
17,562
52%
50.8
Male
16,429
48%
49.2
Total Population
33,991
 
323,128,000

Macon County, NC Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
1,738
5.1% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
1,569
4.6% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
1,875
5.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
1,799
5.3% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
1,671
4.9% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
3,407
10.0% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
3,378
9.9% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
4,195
12.3% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
2,434
7.2% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
2,854
8.4% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
5,207
15.3% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
2,888
8.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
976
2.9% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
27,543
81.0%
77.2
Female
14,538
52.8%
51.3
Male
13,005
47.2%
48.7
21 Years and over
26,788
78.8%
73.1
62 Years and over
10,755
31.6%
18.8
65 Years and over
9,071
26.7%
15.2
Female
4,965
54.7%
55.8
Male
4,106
45.3%
44.2
Median Age (years)
49
0.0%
0.0

Macon County, NC Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
33,565
98.7% 
96.8
White
31,469
92.6% 
72.6
Black or African American
391
1.2% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
161
0.5% 
0.8
Asian
250
0.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
37
0.1% 
1.2
Chinese
99
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
76
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
0
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
32
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
0
0.0% 
0.6
Other Asian
6
0.0% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
0
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
1,294
3.8% 
5.1
Two or More Races
426
1.3% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
2,246
6.6% 
17.8
Mexican
1,839
5.4% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
154
0.5% 
1.7
Cuban
68
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
185
0.5% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
31,745
93.4% 
82.2

Macon County, NC Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
1,042
4.1% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
2,063
8.1% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
7,755
30.6% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
5,998
23.7% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
2,700
10.7% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
3,866
15.3% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
1,915
7.6% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
3,105
12.2%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
22,234
87.9%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
5,781
22.9%
31.2

Macon County, NC Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
5,943
20.6%
33.7%
Now Married
16,535
57.4%
47.5
Divorced
3,429
11.9%
11.0%
Separated
548
1.9%
2.0
Widowed
2,354
8.2
5.8%

Macon County, NC Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
29,877
92.6%
78.4%
Languages other than english
2,376
7.4%
21.6%
Spanish
1,830
5.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
288
0.9%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
242
0.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
16
0.0%
1.1%

Macon County, NC Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,215
8.0%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
1,259
8.3%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
2,103
13.8%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
2,140
14.1%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
2,489
16.4%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
2,556
16.8%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
1,594
10.5%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
1,172
7.7%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
267
1.8%
5.8
$200,000 or more
420
2.8%
6.4
Median household income
39,593
 
57,617
Per capita income
25,195
 
31,128

Macon County, NC Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
310
2.3%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
2,065
15.1%
9.8
Construction
1,563
11.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
3,072
22.4%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
737
5.4%
6.6
Information
294
2.1%
2.1
Manufacturing
802
5.9%
10.1
Other services except public administration
708
5.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,086
7.9%
11.4
Public administration
425
3.1%
4.6
Retail trade
1,879
13.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
565
4.1%
5.2
Wholesale trade
183
1.3%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,766
12.9%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
3,921
28.6%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
1,376
10.1%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
3,152
23.0%
23.3%
Service occupations
3,474
25.4%
18.1%

Macon County, NC Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
13,501
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
10,904
80.8%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,498
11.1%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
63
0.5%
5.1
Walked
243
1.8%
2.7
Other means
369
2.7%
1.8
Worked at home
424
3.1%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.5
 
26.6

Macon County, NC Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
864
5.7%
8.7
1 vehicles
4,913
32.3%
33.2
2 vehicles
5,917
38.9%
37.1
3 or more
3,521
23.1%
21.0

Macon County, NC Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
15,215
60.1%
87.6
Owner Occupied
11,145
73.3%
63.1
Renter Occupied
4,070
26.7%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
10,119
39.9%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.2
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Macon County, NC Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
25,334
1 room
184
0.7%
2.4
2 rooms
585
2.3%
2.7
3 rooms
1,784
7.0%
9.1
4 rooms
5,186
20.5%
16.5
5 rooms
6,593
26.0%
19.8
6 rooms
4,402
17.4%
17.8
7 rooms
2,938
11.6%
12.0
8 rooms
1,861
7.3%
8.6
9 rooms or more
1,801
7.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Macon County, NC Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
25,334
 
 
1-unit, detached
19,457
76.8%
61.5
1-unit, attached
250
1.0%
5.9
2-units
251
1.0%
3.6
3 or 4 units
630
2.5%
4.4
5 to 9 units
575
2.3%
4.8
10 to 19 units
230
0.9%
4.4
20 or more units
66
0.3%
9.0
Mobile home
3,837
15.1%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
38
0.1%
0.1

Macon County, NC Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,157
4.6%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
966
3.8%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
1,483
5.9%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
2,223
8.8%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
4,821
19.0%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
5,261
20.8%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
4,446
17.5%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
4,622
18.2%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
257
1.0%
2.8%
2014 or later
98
0.4%
1.4%

Macon County, NC Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
428
2.8%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
3,878
25.5%
4.7
Electricity
8,278
54.4%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
969
6.4%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
1,437
9.4%
1.9
Solar energy
63
0.4%
0.1
Other fuel
57
0.4%
0.5
No fuel used
105
0.7%
1.1

Macon County, NC Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
5,711
 
47295100.0
$2,500 to $2,999
107
1.9%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
172
3.0%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
341
6.0%
11.8%
Less than $500
433
7.6%
1.6%
$1,500 to $1,999
795
13.9%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
1,586
27.8%
28.8%
$500 to $999
2,277
39.9%
20.4%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
2,021
36.2%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,142
20.4%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
625
11.2%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
452
8.1%
7.0%
35.0% or more
1,345
24.1%
21.3%
Not Computed
126
0.0%
0.0%

Macon County, NC Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
3,529 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
0
0.0%
4.4%
$3,000 or more
8
0.2%
1.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
43
1.2%
11.9%
Less than $500
506
14.3%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
523
14.8%
28.3%
$500 to $999
2,449
69.4%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
541
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
714
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
472
13.8%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
449
13.1%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
361
10.6%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
331
9.7%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
341
10.0%
9.0%
35.0% or more
1,466
42.9%
40.7%
Not Computed
650
0.0%
0.0%

Macon County, NC Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
11,145
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
1,095
9.8%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
1,530
13.7%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
2,226
20.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
1,906
17.1%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
2,110
18.9%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
1,522
13.7%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
570
5.1%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
186
1.7%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
167,500
 
205,000
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