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Macon County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 14,263 (47% urban, 53% rural); it was 14,074 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,583
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,703
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,539
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,713 (it was 1,295 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

34%

Land area: 403 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Macon County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.0%), Manufacturing (21.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Macon County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 7,973  (47.4%)
Females: 6,767  (52.6%)

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Macon County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Macon County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,168 ($24,224 in 1999)
This county:

$27168
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $288 (lower quartile is $180, upper quartile is $359)
This county:

$288
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $69,452 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Macon County:

$69,452
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,749 - $98,792

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,530
Here:

$134,530
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $684,212
Here:

$684,212
State:

$183,253

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $937,163
Here:

$937,163
State:

$202,248

Mobile homes: $114,862
Here:

$114,862
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,349
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $220

Institutionalized population: 1,937

Macon County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $618 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $433 (0.8%)


Macon County household income distribution in 2009 Macon County home values distribution


Macon County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 30.3%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.2% for Black residents, 47.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

25.8%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

11.6%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Macon County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.

Cities in this county include: Montezuma, Marshallville, Oglethorpe, Ideal.

Macon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Macon County: Miona Ferry (A), Camp Hope (B), Oglethorpe Fire Department (C), Macon State Prison Fire Department (D), Macon County Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Macon County include: Antioch Church (A), Brown Chapel (B), Browns Chapel (C), Cedar Valley Church (D), Corinth Church (E), Davis Chapel (F), Felton Chapel (G), Friendship Church (H), Harden Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Andersonville National Cemetery (1), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Travelers Rest Cemetery (4), Tolen Cemetery (5), Norris Cemetery (6), English Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Whitewater Pond (A), English Millpond (B), Hicks Millpond (C), Forbes Lake (D), Lake Lasseter (E), Spring Creek Pond (F), Underwood Millpond (G), Brooks Mill Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walker Branch (A), Triple Creek (B), Town Creek (C), Buck Creek (D), Sweetwater Creek (E), Cedar Creek (F), Spring Hill Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), Horsehead Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Macon County include: Andersonville National Historic Site (1), Whitewater State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Dooly County , Houston County , Peach County , Schley County , Sumter County , Taylor County , Taylor County , Crawford County , Peach County , Taylor County , Taylor County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 542
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 253 (14% naturalized citizens)

Macon County:

1.8%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.6%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Macon County with a mortgage: 1,092 (62 second mortgage, 130 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,110

Here:

49.6% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.33%
Here36.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,113
Total congregations: 31

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBeachy Amish Mennonite ChurchesBaha'iEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents3,056 (59.8%)803 (15.7%)340 (6.6%)228 (4.5%)163 (3.2%)
Congregations12 (38.7%)6 (19.4%)2 (6.5%)-1 (3.2%)
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsMennonite; Other GroupsAmerican Baptist AssociationSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents102 (2.0%)101 (2.0%)63 (1.2%)62 (1.2%)195 (3.8%)
Congregations1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)6 (19.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Macon County - Montezuma, Marshallville, Oglethorpe, Ideal

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Macon County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Macon County:

3.71 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.9%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.1%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Macon County:

16.1%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Macon County:

Average size of farms: 318 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $342,699
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $403.49
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $233,536
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $95,334
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 56.81%
Corn for grain: 2403 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3375 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 17685 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1656 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,705 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5,015 acres

Tornado activity:

Macon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 1.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/23/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Macon County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Macon County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Macon County (%):





Macon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,278 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,021 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 68 (1%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 184 (4%)
  • Other means: 34 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 109 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,682.

6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.69% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($20,957 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($6,654 average AGI)
Macon County:

1.33%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dooly County, GA  1.01% ($19,743 average AGI)
from Houston County, GA  0.98% ($32,118)
from Sumter County, GA  0.46% ($28,625)
from Peach County, GA  0.35% ($23,917)
from Taylor County, GA  0.29% ($26,300)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,550 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.36% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($24,710 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($3,840 average AGI)
Macon County:

1.11%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Houston County, GA  1.74% ($37,934 average AGI)
to Sumter County, GA  0.91% ($25,875)
to Dooly County, GA  0.66% ($13,522)
to Schley County, GA  0.43% ($41,533)
to Peach County, GA  0.37% ($26,846)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

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: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Macon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Macon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,854 (1,423 aged, 431 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7857.910
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 279.870
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56361.68

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1462.350
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1062.200
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.83

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 7.55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80.03

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,780

Size of family households: 1,422 2-persons, 770 3-persons, 578 4-persons, 344 5-persons, 123 6-persons, 126 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,460 1-person, 152 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

95.6% of residents of Macon County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $94,410,000 ($6775 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,473,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,652,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,672,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,221,000
Federal grants: $36,114,000
Federal procurement contracts: $820,000 ($114,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,931,000 ($582,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $416,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,006,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,809,000

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

Births: 1,085
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 758
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +145
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -779
Here -57 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Macon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 149
  • 4 rooms: 457
  • 5 rooms: 893
  • 6 rooms: 779
  • 7 rooms: 586
  • 8 rooms: 333
  • 9+ rooms: 286
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 105
  • 3 rooms: 228
  • 4 rooms: 334
  • 5 rooms: 295
  • 6 rooms: 195
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 115
  • 2 bedrooms: 785
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,926
  • 4 bedrooms: 597
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 275
  • 2 bedrooms: 468
  • 3 bedrooms: 404
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 367
  • 1 vehicle: 1,135
  • 2 vehicles: 1,133
  • 3 vehicles: 559
  • 4 vehicles: 225
  • 5+ vehicles: 120
  • no vehicle: 466
  • 1 vehicle: 546
  • 2 vehicles: 215
  • 3 vehicles: 47
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

69% of Macon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Georgia.

Macon County:

69.3%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Macon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.0%)
  • Electricity (34.7%)
  • Utility gas (25.0%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (35.0%)
  • Electricity (34.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 254
Here:

14.3%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 99
Here:

9.4%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

9.1%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Macon County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Macon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Macon County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Macon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Macon County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie16070.0 years
Mary13378.1 years
John12771.3 years
James10272.1 years
William7574.6 years
Charlie7271.4 years
Annie7080.6 years
Henry6472.5 years
Robert5969.2 years
George4873.0 years
Most common last names in Macon County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9673.6 years
Williams8274.2 years
Jones7973.5 years
Brown6674.1 years
Harris6271.5 years
Johnson5776.0 years
Tookes4670.2 years
Turner4674.9 years
Davis4273.7 years
Hill4075.0 years
Businesses in Macon County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Subway1
Days Inn1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1
Browse common businesses in Macon County, GA

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