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Population in 2012: 117 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 

Males: 74  (63.3%)
Females: 43  (36.7%)

Median resident age:  50.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip code: 27551

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,930 (it was $45,625 in 2000)
Macon:

$46,930
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,267

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,093 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Macon:

$116,093
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $105,209; Detached houses: $105,209

Median gross rent in 2012: $613.

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  • White alone - 101 (84.9%)
  • Black alone - 16 (13.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Macon: 83.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (54.4%), Irish (15.5%), English (6.3%), German (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 385 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 257 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Macon:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Macon town:

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 1.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Macon, North Carolina as of August 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Macon to the number of sex offenders is 29 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,545 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (36.9 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (53.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (293.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Warrenton, NC (2.2 miles ), Norlina, NC (2.5 miles ), Littleton, NC (3.1 miles ), Ebony, VA (3.3 miles) , Bracey, VA (3.4 miles ), Gasburg, VA (3.7 miles ), Middleburg, NC (3.7 miles) , Hollister, NC (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.44 N, Longitude: 78.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.6%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-25.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (46%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)


Average climate in Macon, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Macon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.9 miles away from the Macon town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Macon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Macon center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Warren County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Reynolds Price - (born 1933), man of letters from the South.


Hospitals/medical centers near Macon:

  • WARREN HILLS A PERSONAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WARRENTON, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Macon, NC

Airports located in Macon:

  • Nocarva Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 800, Local Ops: 400, Military Ops: 100)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Macon:

  • Duke University (about 55 miles; Durham, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,870)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 56 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 26,736)
  • Shaw University (about 56 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • North Carolina Central University (about 56 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Longwood University (about 63 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,951)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 65 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 4,554)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 66 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,146)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.6. This is about average.
City:

37.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.39. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.39
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.02218

Drinking water stations with addresses in Macon and their reported violations in the past:

GREATER LOVELY HILL BAPT CH (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-23-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUL-15-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 22 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.0%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Macon compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Macon travel time to work - commute


Macon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Wood (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Macon town (based on Warren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.49%
Here39.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents55.6%20.9%14.2%4.2%1.1%
Congregations40.5%23.8%11.9%2.4%7.1%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.0%0.9%0.7%0.6%0.6%
Congregations2.4%4.8%2.4%2.4%2.4%
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: 4
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Warren County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Warren County:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

36.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Warren County:

10.9%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$850
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$639
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,489

Macon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($205.13)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($128.21)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($17.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($34.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($136.75)

Macon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000 ($34.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($119.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($25.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($8.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($42.74)
    General Support: $3,000 ($25.64)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($94.02)

Macon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($1102.56)

6.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

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:
from Vance County, NC  1.66% ($26,453 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.42% ($66,583)
from Halifax County, NC  0.31% ($37,056)


7.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

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:
to Vance County, NC  2.23% ($22,163 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.73% ($84,476)
to Franklin County, NC  0.48% ($36,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in Macon:

  • WARR (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WARRENTON, NC; Owner: QUAD DIVISIONS, INC. DBA DARENSBURG BROADCASTING)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHV (1370 AM; daytime; 4 kW; SOUTH HILL, VA; Owner: OLD BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHNC (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: THE PARADISE NETWORK (TPN) OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Macon:

  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJIJ (94.3 FM; NORLINA, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WPTM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSK-FM (98.9 FM; SOUTH HILL, VA; Owner: OLD BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSMY-FM (103.1 FM; ALBERTA, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFXQ (99.9 FM; CHASE CITY, VA; Owner: JOYNER RADIO, INC.)
  • WICE (98.3 FM; CLARKSVILLE, VA; Owner: JOYNER RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Macon:

  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W34AX (Channel 34; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)

Macon fatal accident list:

Apr 11, 1981 01:55 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 1501 Church Hill Road (Lat: 36.441556 Lon: -78.067722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WNEH974
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.368 MHz, 952.368 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 04/21/2022, Certifier: Rod D Bozard
    Registrant: Halifax Electric Membership Corporation, 208 West Whitfield Street, Enfield, NC 27823-0667, Phone: (252) 445-5111, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KJ4U, Licensee ID: L00599783
    Grant Date: 12/03/2005, Expiration Date: 02/28/2016, Certifier: Charles L Haithcock
    Registrant: Charles L Haithcock, 114 Macon Embro Rd., Macon, NC 27551-0351
  • Call Sign: N4QNW, Licensee ID: L00139281
    Grant Date: 12/16/2009, Expiration Date: 03/06/2020
    Registrant: Robert L Williams, 213 Whispering Pines Dr, Macon, NC 27551
  • Call Sign: W1ICA, Licensee ID: L00585480
    Grant Date: 11/22/2006, Expiration Date: 01/31/2017
    Registrant: Frederick K Lobdell, 189 Oak Rd, Macon, NC 27551
  • Call Sign: WA4NRR, Licensee ID: L00176650
    Grant Date: 03/18/1998, Expiration Date: 03/18/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/06/2001
    Registrant: Stanley J Brothers, Route 1 Box 319 Pasturegate Road, Macon, NC 27551
  • Call Sign: WA4YOM
    Grant Date: 04/12/1994, Expiration Date: 04/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2006
    Registrant: Ralph J Peeler Jr, 9 Driftwood Ct, Macon, NC 27551
  • Call Sign: W4SJB, Previous Call Sign: WA4NRR, Licensee ID: L00176650
    Grant Date: 12/04/2010, Expiration Date: 01/06/2021, Certifier: Stanley J Brothers
    Registrant: Stanley J Brothers, 113 Roanoke Circle, Macon, NC 27551

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3958T , Serial Number: 28R-30303, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/26/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Richard A Miles, 233 Florida Farm Rd, Macon, NC 27551


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Businesses in Macon, NC

  • U-Haul: 1

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