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 2017: $43,678 (it was $31,953 in 2000)
Macedonia:

$43,678
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,315 (it was $20,303 in 2000)

Macedonia CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $227,713 (it was $119,200 in 2000)
Macedonia:

$227,713
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $293,273; detached houses: $315,303; townhouses or other attached units: $285,762; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $215,963; mobile homes: $91,249
March 2019 cost of living index in Macedonia: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Macedonia, GA (2000)
    • 2,43998.5%White alone
    • 220.9%Two or more races
    • 110.4%Hispanic
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Asian alone

Races in Macedonia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 73.2 square miles.

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

Macedonia, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Macedonia CCD:

0.4% ($443)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

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

Distribution of median household income in Macedonia, GA in 2017
Macedonia satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Macedonia, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.4%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Utilities (5.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.6%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.3%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Macedonia, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)

Average climate in Macedonia, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Macedonia, Georgia average temperatures Macedonia, Georgia average precipitation Macedonia, Georgia humidity Macedonia, Georgia wind speed Macedonia, Georgia snowfall Macedonia, Georgia sunshine Macedonia, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 40.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.8
U.S.:

33.3

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 Macedonia 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 the city 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 Macedonia 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 Macedonia 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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%

For population 15 years and over in Macedonia:

Marital status in Macedonia, GA
  • Never married: 9.3%
  • Now married: 72.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Macedonia, GA (based on Towns County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,54420
Mainline Protestant8854
Other11
None5,041-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
Georgia:

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:
Here:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.9%
State:

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

15.8%
Georgia:

14.6%

10.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.16%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, GA  1.15% ($40,265 average AGI)
from Clay County, NC  0.80% ($37,176)


6.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Union County, GA  1.27% ($42,019 average AGI)
to Clay County, NC  0.51% ($45,762)

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)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Macedonia, GA
  • 60.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.2%Electricity
  • 7.6%Wood
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Macedonia, GA
  • 59.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 3.4%Utility gas


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.
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