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Macon County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2016: 19,774 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 24,105 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,915
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,478
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,022
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,106 (it was 2,928 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

30%

Land area: 611 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Macon County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (45.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Macon County, Alabama:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (81.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (15.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Males: 9,110  (46.1%)
Females: 10,664  (53.9%)
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Macon County,AL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Macon County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,474 ($21,180 in 1999)

This county:

$33,474
Alabama:

$46,257

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $392 (lower quartile is $267, upper quartile is $487)
This county:

$392
State:

$559


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $81,614 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Macon:

$81,614
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,928 - $127,818

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $136,607
Here:

$136,607
State:

$193,465

Townhouses or other attached units: $87,646
Here:

$87,646
State:

$157,531

Mobile homes: $59,132
Here:

$59,132
State:

$55,650
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $948
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $368

Institutionalized population: 230

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 186
  • Auto thefts: 25
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $255,400
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $483 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $314 (0.4%)

Macon County household income distribution in 2013 Macon County home values distribution in 2013 Macon County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.7%
Macon County:

23.7%
Alabama:

17.1%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.5% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.6 years old
(Males: 36.3 years old, Females: 39.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.4 years old, Black residents: 36.2 years old, American Indian residents: 33.7 years old, Asian residents: 22.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.2 years old, Other race residents: 31.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Macon County is $349 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tuskegee-Milstead, Tuskegee, Shorter-Hardaway, Little Texas-Society Hill, Warrior-Creek Stand, Notasulga, Fort Davis, Shorter, Franklin.

Macon 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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Neighboring counties: Dona Ana County, New Mexico , Los Angeles County, California , Lincoln Parish, Louisiana , Red River Parish, Louisiana , Tensas Parish, Louisiana , Gregg County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 3,440
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 219 (47.1% naturalized citizens)

Macon County:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 782010 or later
  • 982000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 781980 to 1989
  • 421970 to 1979
  • 48Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.7%

Macon County marital status for males Macon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,673
  • One, attached: 51
  • Two: 318
  • 3 or 4: 553
  • 5 to 9: 532
  • 10 to 19: 161
  • 20 to 49: 51
  • 50 or more: 11
  • Mobile homes: 1,964

Housing units in Macon County with a mortgage: 2,177 (68 second mortgage, 128 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,079

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Macon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Black Protestant4,94528
Evangelical Protestant2,69518
Mainline Protestant1,16416
Other6794
Catholic1001
None11,869-
Macon County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Macon County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Macon County:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Macon County:

15.2%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

40.2%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Macon County:

Average size of farms: 351 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,573
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $407.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.27%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,433
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,247
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.72
Corn for grain: 1891 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5562 harvested acres
Vegetables: 84 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 794 acres

Earthquake activity:

Macon County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Macon County 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 112.1 miles away from the county 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 143.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 212.4 miles away from the county 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 129.9 miles away from Macon County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 152.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Tornadoes, Incident Period: December 16, 2000 to December 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1352: December 18, 2000, FEMA Id: 1352, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Alabama Storms/Tornadoes/Floods, Incident Period: March 05, 1996 to March 06, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1108: March 20, 1996, FEMA Id: 1108, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 08, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1070: October 04, 1995, FEMA Id: 1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 8, Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (26%)
  • Nepal (11%)
  • Nigeria (10%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines (7%)
  • Guyana (7%)
  • Canada (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Macon County


  • American (6%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Nigerian (0%)
  • German (0%)
  • Haitian (0%)

Macon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,059 (80.1%)
  • Carpooled: 519 (8.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 46 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 502 (8.0%)
  • Worked at home: 132 (2.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Macon County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 1,796 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 387 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Macon County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 1,536 people in college/university student housing
  • 131 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,622.

6.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.35% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($17,852 average AGI)
2.26% relocated from other states ($7,886 average AGI)
Macon County:

2.26%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, AL  1.35% ($26,474 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, AL  1.17% ($31,488)
from Elmore County, AL  0.27% ($22,684)
from Tallapoosa County, AL  0.24% ($18,824)
from Bullock County, AL  0.23% ($23,188)
from DeKalb County, GA  0.17% ($13,500)
from Fulton County, GA  0.16% ($22,091)


8.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.83% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($18,300 average AGI)
2.92% relocated to other states ($7,602 average AGI)
Macon County:

2.92%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, AL  2.25% ($24,691 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, AL  1.60% ($28,843)
to Elmore County, AL  0.56% ($30,400)
to Tallapoosa County, AL  0.28% ($25,900)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.25% ($16,667)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.24% ($22,588)
to Russell County, AL  0.17% ($24,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Macon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Macon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Macon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Macon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,828 (2,894 aged, 934 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 283 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Macon County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Heart failure, unspecified (332)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (305)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (219)
  • Congestive heart failure (203)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (154)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (109)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (102)
  • Unspecified dementia (100)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (95)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (86)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 201.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 152.9
  • Other - 48.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,774
  • In family households: 13,561 (1,735 male householders, 2,811 female householders)
    2,293 spouses, 4,519 children (4,317 natural, 23 adopted, 174 stepchildren), 1,170 grandchildren, 279 brothers or sisters, 96 parents, 291 other relatives, 422 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,983 (1,641 male householders (1,404 living alone)), 1,801 female householders (1,651 living alone)), 543 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,283

Size of family households: 2,234 2-persons, 1,097 3-persons, 641 4-persons, 431 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,055 1-person, 284 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

936 married couples with children.
1,564 single-parent households (166 men, 1,398 women).

96.5% of residents of Macon speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $249,624,000 ($10,769 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,811,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,413,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,728,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,464,000
Federal grants: $77,871,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,262,000 ($529,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $49,886,000 ($2,276,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $29,909,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,728,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,467,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,447
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,445
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +107
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,367
Here -60 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Macon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.36 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Macon County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 782014 or later
  • 442010 to 2013
  • 9962000 to 2009
  • 1,7941990 to 1999
  • 1,1671980 to 1989
  • 2,5151970 to 1979
  • 1,4001960 to 1969
  • 7911950 to 1959
  • 5481940 to 1949
  • 8221939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 71 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 813 rooms
  • 4134 rooms
  • 1,2325 rooms
  • 1,3206 rooms
  • 8267 rooms
  • 6168 rooms
  • 6719+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 221 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 4103 rooms
  • 7154 rooms
  • 6035 rooms
  • 4886 rooms
  • 2907 rooms
  • 328 rooms
  • 1069+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 16no bedroom
  • 881 bedroom
  • 8232 bedrooms
  • 2,9963 bedrooms
  • 1,1454 bedrooms
  • 1545+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 27no bedroom
  • 3861 bedroom
  • 9482 bedrooms
  • 1,1363 bedrooms
  • 1664 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 410no vehicle
  • 1,6701 vehicle
  • 1,6982 vehicles
  • 6603 vehicles
  • 5174 vehicles
  • 2835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Macon County population
  • 676no vehicle
  • 1,2681 vehicle
  • 5442 vehicles
  • 1543 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

86.0% of Macon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Alabama.

Macon County:

86.0%
State average:

86.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14,434
  • Other state: 4,989
  • Northeast: 679
  • Midwest: 1,070
  • South: 2,679
  • West: 570
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Macon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.4%Electricity
  • 28.5%Utility gas
  • 25.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.6%Electricity
  • 38.3%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 73
Here:

5.3%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 58
Here:

6.7%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,520
Here:

86.5%
Alabama:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Macon County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,166,000
    Police Protection: $1,252,000
    Financial Administration: $654,000
    Central Staff Services: $465,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $347,000
    General - Other: $214,000
    General Public Buildings: $170,000
    Welfare - Other: $163,000
    Health Services - Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000
    Parks & Recreation: $88,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $7,000
    Fire Protection: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $664,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,748,000

Macon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $591,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $333,000
    Health & Hospitals: $158,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $336,000
    Interest Earnings: $103,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,800,000
    General Support: $185,000
    All Other: $136,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,176,000
    Total General Sales: $646,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $256,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $117,000
    Tobacco Sales: $83,000
    Other Selective Sales: $28,000

Macon County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $243,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $243,000

Macon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,396,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $42,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,318
  • Number of aged recipients: 166
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,152
  • Number of recipients under 18: 225
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 744
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 349
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 514
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 555
Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Macon County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20778.4 years
Willie20471.0 years
James20171.0 years
John16373.6 years
William13972.1 years
Annie11178.9 years
Robert10372.4 years
Henry7773.7 years
George7274.4 years
Charlie6477.2 years
Most common last names in Macon County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams13474.2 years
Johnson13376.6 years
Smith10973.7 years
Harris10174.5 years
Jones7871.4 years
Jackson7573.2 years
Moss6273.5 years
Brown5874.3 years
Davis5873.9 years
Thomas5073.4 years

Businesses in Macon County, AL

  • Days Inn: 1
  • FedEx: 2
  • Quiznos: 1

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