For population 25 years and over in Macon:
For population 15 years and over in Macon city:
17 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $553 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (59.8 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (105.0 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (464.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Brooksville, MS (2.9 miles ), Shuqualak, MS (3.0 miles ), Crawford, MS (3.7 miles ), Memphis, AL (3.9 miles) , Pickensville, AL (4.3 miles ), Scooba, MS (4.5 miles ), Panola-Geiger, AL (4.5 miles) , Artesia, MS (4.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.11 N, Longitude: 88.56 W
Area code: 662
Crime rates in Macon (2009):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Crime rates in Macon (2010):
Work and jobs in Macon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Macon, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Macon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 193% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Macon city center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/12/1986, a category F4 tornado 28.6 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Macon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from Macon center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.5 miles away from Macon center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Noxubee County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Pushmataha - Native leader, Ben Ames Williams - Writer, Carey Bell - Blues musician, Darion Conner - Football player, Eddy Clearwater - Chicago blues musician, T. R. Hummer - Poet, William F. Brantley - Confederate Army general, Chris Jones (Canadian football) - Football player, Cornelius Cash - Basketball player, Gene Short - Basketball player.
Hospitals/medical centers in Macon:
Airports located in Macon:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Macon:
Public high school in Macon:
Private high school in Macon:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Macon:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.39. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 46.0%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
23 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
110 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
58 people in nursing homes in 2000
Macon compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Macon (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Macon city (based on Noxubee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.61%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,825 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,785 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Macon fatal accident list:
Oct 21, 2007 09:58 AM, Walnut St., Lat: 33.112781, Lon: -88.554403, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 28, 2006 09:26 PM, Tabernacle Rd., Lat: 33.009019, Lon: -88.563542, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 23, 2006 02:10 PM, Sr 14, Sr-45, Lat: 33.105989, Lon: -88.546844, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 19, 2001 05:00 PM, West Pearl Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 30, 1988 08:48 PM, 520630, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $144,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,940
Total average daily truck traffic: 155
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 2,900
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Macon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Macon, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Macon)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Macon, MS
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.