Macedonia, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 2,867.
Males: 1,391  (48.5%)
Females: 1,476  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30546

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,116 (it was $31,953 in 2000)
Macedonia:

$34,116
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,731 (it was $20,303 in 2000)

Macedonia CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,957 (it was $119,200 in 2000)
Macedonia:

$158,957
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $284,805; Detached houses: $348,597; Townhouses or other attached units: $212,002; Mobile homes: $90,816; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,663
Macedonia races chart
  • White alone - 2,439 (98.5%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.08%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Macedonia: 188.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 73.2 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

Macedonia, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Macedonia:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Macedonia CCD:

  • Never married: 9.3%
  • Now married: 72.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Macedonia CCD:  0.4% ($443)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Macedonia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (64.9 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (86.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (525.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hiawassee, GA (1.9 miles ), Young Harris, GA (2.4 miles ), Hayesville, NC (3.3 miles ), Blairsville, GA (3.3 miles ), Tate City, GA (3.6 miles) , Helen, GA (3.7 miles ), Sautee Nacoochee, GA (3.9 miles ), Ivylog, GA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.90 N, Longitude: 83.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Macedonia household income distribution Macedonia home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Macedonia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Macedonia, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Macedonia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Macedonia place center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 32.6 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Macedonia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from Macedonia center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 109.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 225.1 miles away from Macedonia center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 335.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Towns County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Macedonia:

  • CLAY COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HAYESVILLE, NC)
  • UNION COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLAIRSVILLE, GA)
  • UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BLAIRSVILLE, GA)
  • APPALACHIAN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BLAIRSVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Macedonia:

  • Piedmont College (about 27 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 29 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 42 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Western Carolina University (about 45 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 47 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Clemson University (about 55 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 58 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)

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Notable locations in Macedonia: Department of Natural Resources Work Center (A), High Shoals Falls Scenic Area (B), Camp Pioneer (C), Towns County Fire and Rescue Station 6 (D), Towns County Emergency Medical Service (E), Towns County Fire and Rescue Station 3 (F), Towns County Fire and Rescue Station 5 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Macedonia include: Hiwassee Church (A), Union Hill Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Missionary Church (D), Macedonia Baptist Church (E), Kingdom Hall Church (F), Friendship Church (G), Enotah Church (H), Calvary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Enotah Cemetery (1), Macedonia Cemetery (2), Rogers Cemetery (3), Russell Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Watkins Branch (A), Tripp Branch (B), Taylor Branch (C), Stillhouse Branch (D), Stable Branch (E), Sparks Branch (F), Spaniard Branch (G), Soapstone Creek (H), Silas Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Macedonia include: Lake Chatuge Recreation Area (1), Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Chatuge State Park (3), Towns County Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Towns County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.8. This is about average.

City:

78.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 44.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.5
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.5%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.7%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.7%
Whole state:

6.1%

Macedonia compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Macedonia CCD (based on Towns County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.08%
Here: 52.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents69.5%14.3%8.2%5.1%2.9%
Congregations60.9%13.0%8.7%4.3%13.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Towns County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Towns County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Towns County:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

19.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Towns County:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

14.6%

7.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, GA  1.19% ($20,222 average AGI)
from Clay County, NC  0.58% ($19,455)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.34% ($52,769)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, GA  1.21% ($25,867 average AGI)
to Clay County, NC  0.67% ($44,000)
to Cherokee County, NC  0.27% ($24,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Macedonia:

  • WZCM (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; YOUNG HARRIS, GA; Owner: YOUNG HARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKRK (1320 AM; 5 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: RADFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Macedonia:

  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Macedonia:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W07BB (Channel 7; HIAWASSEE, ETC., GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY TV BOOSTER CLUB,INC)
  • W42AT (Channel 42; HAYESVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W10AM (Channel 10; HIAWASSEE, ETC., GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY TV BOOSTER CLUB,INC)
  • W13AX (Channel 13; HIAWASSEE, ETC., GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY TV BOOSTER CLUB, INC)
  • W04BJ (Channel 4; YOUNG HARRIS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Macedonia on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers:"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
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