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Macon County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 33,875 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 29,811 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,325
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,959
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,433
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,307 (it was 2,395 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 516 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 66 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Macon County: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Construction (16.6%), Retail trade (13.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Macon County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 16,472  (48.6%)
Females: 17,403  (51.4%)
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Macon County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Macon County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,842 ($32,139 in 1999)

This county:

$36842
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $567 (lower quartile is $420, upper quartile is $725)
This county:

$567
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $166,154 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Macon:

$166,154
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,014 - $263,108

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $263,064
Here:

$263,064
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,598
Here:

$199,598
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $143,763
Here:

$143,763
State:

$165,738

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,034
Here:

$217,034
State:

$149,371

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $181,671
Here:

$181,671
State:

$175,668

Mobile homes: $73,500
Here:

$73,500
State:

$64,697

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $69,850
Here:

$69,850
State:

$131,724
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $974
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $264

Institutionalized population: 210

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 163
  • Thefts: 276
  • Auto thefts: 26

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 195
  • Thefts: 243
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 359 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2001: 390 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2002: 323 buildings, average cost: $224,700
  • 2003: 276 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2004: 374 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2005: 363 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2006: 342 buildings, average cost: $282,000
  • 2007: 344 buildings, average cost: $309,300
  • 2008: 253 buildings, average cost: $259,900
  • 2009: 146 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2010: 77 buildings, average cost: $262,900
  • 2011: 77 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2012: 66 buildings, average cost: $326,600
  • 2013: 75 buildings, average cost: $291,100
  • 2014: 107 buildings, average cost: $296,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $814 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $690 (0.4%)

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 2013: 21.8%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Black residents, 43.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 50.2% for other race residents, 32.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
Macon County:

21.8%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.6% for Black residents, 41.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.0% for other race residents, 34.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 63 years old, American Indian residents: 18 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Macon County is $413 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $646 a month.

Cities in this county include: Franklin, Highlands.

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: Conway County, Arkansas , Faulkner County, Arkansas , Madison County, Alabama , Lincoln County , White County, Arkansas , Walker County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,062
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 784 (43% naturalized citizens)

Macon County:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 206
  • 1990 to 1994: 82
  • 1985 to 1989: 103
  • 1980 to 1984: 83
  • 1975 to 1979: 40
  • 1970 to 1974: 36
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1965 to 1969: 214

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,288
  • One, attached: 301
  • Two: 280
  • 3 or 4: 234
  • 5 to 9: 341
  • 10 to 19: 116
  • 20 or more: 36
  • Mobile homes: 3,077
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 73

Housing units in Macon County with a mortgage: 3,982 (248 second mortgage, 698 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,427

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Macon County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,48676
Mainline Protestant4,50824
Catholic1,2602
Other5145
None11,209-
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: 7
Macon County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Macon County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 54
This county:

16.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Macon County:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

27.7%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Macon County:

Average size of farms: 65 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,249
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $450.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,287
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $68,473
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.74
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.30%
Corn for grain: 86 harvested acres
Vegetables: 233 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Earthquake activity:

Macon County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.8 miles away from Macon County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 101.9 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 136.4 miles away from the county 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 213.4 miles away from the county 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 338.5 miles away from Macon County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 208.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1553): September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 7, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1546): September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North CarolinaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North CarolinaSevere Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 6, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1073): October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North CarolinaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3110): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North CarolinaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 25, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-394): June 25, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-394, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (16%)
  • United Kingdom (15%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Taiwan (5%)

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

  • United States or American (22%)
  • English (15%)
  • German (13%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (8%)
  • Scottish (6%)
  • Italian (3%)

Macon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,086 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,628 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 172 (1%)
  • Other means: 53 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 579 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Macon County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 178 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 161 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions

People in group quarters in Macon County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 192 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,095.

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.58% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($9,751 average AGI)
3.79% relocated from other states ($29,634 average AGI)
Macon County:

3.79%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, NC  0.47% ($32,759 average AGI)
from Rabun County, GA  0.29% ($28,722)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.16% ($44,850)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.15% ($22,316)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.11% ($36,846)
from Swain County, NC  0.11% ($24,385)
from Broward County, FL  0.10% ($39,167)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.66% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($10,174 average AGI)
3.73% relocated to other states ($23,259 average AGI)
Macon County:

3.73%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, NC  0.52% ($26,500 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.25% ($37,613)
to Rabun County, GA  0.20% ($20,080)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.10% ($46,250)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.10% ($27,333)
to Cherokee County, NC  0.09% ($22,091)
to Sarasota County, FL  0.08% ($24,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Macon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Macon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Macon County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Macon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Macon County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,358 (7,262 aged, 1,096 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 922 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (454)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (346)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (317)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (291)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (256)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (235)
  • Unspecified dementia (220)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (203)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (139)
  • Congestive heart failure (119)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7271.110
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 518.910
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50015.92

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1144.710
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1474.430
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.44

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.66

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 193.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 119.6
  • Other - 73.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,483
  • In family households: 27,737 (7,173 male householders, 2,518 female householders)
    7,721 spouses, 7,695 children (6,996 natural, 239 adopted, 460 stepchildren), 718 grandchildren, 298 brothers or sisters, 285 parents, 377 other relatives, 727 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,746 (2,105 male householders (1,717 living alone)), 2,795 female householders (2,504 living alone)), 846 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 439 (210 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,413 2-persons, 1,888 3-persons, 1,372 4-persons, 609 5-persons, 264 6-persons, 145 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,221 1-person, 586 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

4,243 married couples with children.
1,174 single-parent households (314 men, 860 women).

96.5% of residents of Macon County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $212,425,000 ($6763 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,695,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $112,857,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,655,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $126,000
Federal grants: $37,805,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,338,000 ($2,894,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,644,000 ($4,814,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $796,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,925,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,261,000

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

Births: 1,676
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,012
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +186
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,542
Here:

+79 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Macon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.79 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 145
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,581
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,914
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,633
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,252
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,067
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,594
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,010
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,049
Rooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 111
  • 3 rooms: 359
  • 4 rooms: 1,785
  • 5 rooms: 3,075
  • 6 rooms: 2,290
  • 7 rooms: 1,344
  • 8 rooms: 695
  • 9+ rooms: 766
  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 167
  • 3 rooms: 269
  • 4 rooms: 684
  • 5 rooms: 550
  • 6 rooms: 322
  • 7 rooms: 162
  • 8 rooms: 117
  • 9+ rooms: 70
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 316
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,591
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,183
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,024
  • 5+ bedrooms: 311
  • no bedroom: 60
  • 1 bedroom: 355
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,159
  • 3 bedrooms: 618
  • 4 bedrooms: 175
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 576
  • 1 vehicle: 3,219
  • 2 vehicles: 4,514
  • 3 vehicles: 1,610
  • 4 vehicles: 345
  • 5+ vehicles: 169
  • no vehicle: 229
  • 1 vehicle: 1,127
  • 2 vehicles: 789
  • 3 vehicles: 180
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

59% of Macon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 23% lived in North Carolina.

Macon County:

58.5%
State average:

54.4%

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

  • This state: 14012
  • Northeast: 2930
  • Midwest: 2939
  • South: 8285
  • West: 721

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Macon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (38.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.4%)
  • Wood (8.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)
  • Electricity (50.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.7%)
  • Wood (7.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 179
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 98
Here:

6.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 79
Here:

8.8%
North Carolina:

20.2%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Macon County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $5,267,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,133,000
    Air Transportation: $871,000
    Water Utilities: $550,000
    General Public Buildings: $544,000
    Health - Other: $339,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $27,862,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,962,000
    General - Other: $3,566,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,105,000
    Police Protection: $1,937,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,724,000
    Fire Protection: $1,187,000
    Financial Administration: $1,044,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,006,000
    Corrections - Other: $951,000
    General Public Buildings: $850,000
    Central Staff Services: $805,000
    Libraries: $485,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $395,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $316,000
    Transit Utilities: $307,000
    Sewerage: $190,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $174,000
    Water Utilities: $82,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,575,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $836,000
    Health: $108,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $1,412,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $800,000
    Solid Waste Management: $214,000
    Transit Utilities: $78,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Financial Administration: $22,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Welfare - Other: $18,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,907,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $124,000

Macon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,155,000
    All Other: $1,288,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $953,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $113,000
    Parks & Recreation: $85,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $116,000
    Education: $23,000
    All Other: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $182,000
    Health & Hospitals: $11,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $549,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $246,000
    Property Sale Other: $56,000
    Rents: $53,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,177,000
    Public Welfare: $1,936,000
    All Other: $1,449,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,040,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,009,000
    General Support: $987,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,079,000
    Total General Sales: $6,039,000
    NEC: $762,000

Macon County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,067,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $19,615,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,024,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,765,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,049,000
    Other, NEC: $7,085,000
    Water Utilities: $1,908,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,801,000
    Other, NEC: $939,000
    Water Utilities: $159,000

Macon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,227,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,151,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 709
  • Number of aged recipients: 150
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 559
  • Number of recipients under 18: 78
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 377
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 254
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 379
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 272
Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Macon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Macon County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James26273.6 years
William25676.5 years
John25076.5 years
Robert17574.6 years
Mary17280.7 years
Charles15574.6 years
George14576.1 years
Frank9676.9 years
Thomas8174.2 years
Fred8078.2 years
Most common last names in Macon County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8775.5 years
Sanders7973.5 years
Ledford6877.9 years
Jones6777.2 years
Gibson6677.8 years
Holland6375.8 years
Cabe5779.7 years
Tallent5376.5 years
Johnson5274.4 years
Henry5179.0 years
Businesses in Macon County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Furniture2
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1Lowe's1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Comfort Inn1McDonald's2
Dairy Queen1Microtel1
Domino's Pizza1New Balance1
FedEx6Nike4
Ford1Pizza Hut1
GNC1RadioShack2
Goodwill2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Hilton1U.S. Cellular2
Jones New York2UPS7
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid3Wendy's1
Kmart1