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Macon County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 35,570 (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: 69 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Macon County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.4%), Construction (13.6%), Retail trade (12.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Macon County, NC (2019)
    • 31,36888.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,5927.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5531.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3190.9%Asian alone
    • 2420.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2180.6%Two or more races
    • 860.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

50.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 17,193  (48.3%)
Females: 18,377  (51.7%)
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Average household size:
Macon County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,789 ($32,139 in 1999)
This county:

$47,789
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $615 (lower quartile is $466, upper quartile is $815)
This county:

$615
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $185,472 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Macon:

$185,472
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,808 - $306,110

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $285,169
Here:

$285,169
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,038
Here:

$222,038
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $225,053
Here:

$225,053
State:

$185,455

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $328,752
Here:

$328,752
State:

$181,079

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,920
Here:

$138,920
State:

$231,999

Mobile homes: $95,304
Here:

$95,304
State:

$77,551

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,418
Here:

$38,418
State:

$376,925

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,038
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

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
Macon County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 347 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 1998: 387 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 1999: 410 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 85 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2016: 91 buildings, average cost: $325,700
  • 2017: 93 buildings, average cost: $294,800
  • 2018: 95 buildings, average cost: $285,400
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $1,450,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Macon, NC residents
Average permit cost in Macon, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $845 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $740 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Macon, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Macon, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Macon, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.3%
Macon County:

14.3%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.4% for American Indian residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 32.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 50.6 years old
(Males: 47.9 years old, Females: 52.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.9 years old, Black residents: 32.8 years old, American Indian residents: 59.9 years old, Asian residents: 50.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.6 years old, Other race residents: 19.9 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Macon, NC
County total employment by year in Macon, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Macon, NC

Current college students: 1,062
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,037 (34.5% naturalized citizens)

Macon County:

5.7%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6382010 or later
  • 6612000 to 2009
  • 2701990 to 1999
  • 1861980 to 1989
  • 761970 to 1979
  • 234Before 1970

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: 20,382
  • One, attached: 343
  • Two: 429
  • 3 or 4: 565
  • 5 to 9: 553
  • 10 to 19: 119
  • 20 or more: 120
  • Mobile homes: 3,500
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 88

Housing units in Macon County with a mortgage: 6,032 (41 second mortgage, 692 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,825

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Macon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 48% greater 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 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.8 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) 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) earthquake occurred 213.4 miles away from Macon County center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 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 Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 03, 2013 to July 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4146: September 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4146, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 25, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-394: June 25, 1973, FEMA Id: 394, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Macon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,839 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,206 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 38 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 9 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 357 (2.7%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 233 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 625 (4.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (52%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Colombia (7%)
  • England (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Bangladesh (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Macon County


  • American (33%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $52,499.

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.94% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($10,781 average AGI)
4.82% relocated from other states ($52,379 average AGI)
Macon County:

4.82%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, NC  0.48% ($33,590 average AGI)
from Rabun County, GA  0.23% ($42,862)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.16% ($46,350)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.94% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($15,297 average AGI)
3.72% relocated to other states ($26,424 average AGI)
Macon County:

3.72%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, NC  0.44% ($44,661 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.40% ($57,280)
to Rabun County, GA  0.21% ($29,769)

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 2019: 12.9

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 population in Macon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 17.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.9%
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: 8,358 (7,262 aged, 1,096 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 922 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Macon County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (589)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (462)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (418)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (354)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (312)
  • Unspecified dementia (310)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (253)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (185)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (106)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (81)

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: 7,271
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 519
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,016

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,145
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,474
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19

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: 35,570
  • Male householders: 7,635 (1,949 living alone), Female householders: 8,616 (2,920 living alone)
  • 8,335 spouses (8,202 opposite-sex spouses), 615 unmarried partners, (604 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,925 children (7,214 natural, 224 adopted, 493 stepchildren), 490 grandchildren, 219 brothers or sisters, 246 parents, 0 foster children, 230 other relatives, 864 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 367

Size of family households: 6,101 2-persons, 2,051 3-persons, 1,326 4-persons, 633 5-persons, 183 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,913 1-person, 904 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 27 4-persons.

4,119 married couples with children.
1,577 single-parent households (425 men, 1,152 women).

93.3% of residents of Macon speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 65% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $212,425,000 ($6,763 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:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Macon County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Macon County, North Carolina
  • 7812014 or later
  • 3492010 to 2013
  • 4,3472000 to 2009
  • 4,4491990 to 1999
  • 5,3761980 to 1989
  • 4,5861970 to 1979
  • 2,2311960 to 1969
  • 1,7461950 to 1959
  • 9421940 to 1949
  • 1,0491939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, North Carolina
  • 341 room
  • 1232 rooms
  • 5303 rooms
  • 1,5704 rooms
  • 2,8775 rooms
  • 2,3376 rooms
  • 1,6677 rooms
  • 1,1768 rooms
  • 1,5099+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
  • 1111 room
  • 1762 rooms
  • 7623 rooms
  • 1,2724 rooms
  • 1,0765 rooms
  • 6576 rooms
  • 1317 rooms
  • 1288 rooms
  • 779+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Macon County, North Carolina
  • 30no bedroom
  • 3301 bedroom
  • 3,2232 bedrooms
  • 6,0583 bedrooms
  • 1,6704 bedrooms
  • 4995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Macon County, North Carolina
  • 110no bedroom
  • 5941 bedroom
  • 1,8322 bedrooms
  • 1,4323 bedrooms
  • 3674 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 392no vehicle
  • 3,3791 vehicle
  • 4,5862 vehicles
  • 2,2443 vehicles
  • 6854 vehicles
  • 5485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Macon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 449no vehicle
  • 1,8781 vehicle
  • 1,4452 vehicles
  • 6043 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

85.6% of Macon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 18% lived in North Carolina.

Macon County:

85.6%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 15,978
  • Other state: 17,360
  • Northeast: 3,134
  • Midwest: 3,048
  • South: 10,055
  • West: 1,007
Year householders moved into unit in Macon County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Macon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 28.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.4%Wood
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 69.6%Electricity
  • 15.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.5%Wood
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 251
Here:

9.2%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 196
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 165
Here:

19.2%
North Carolina:

19.1%

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 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,907,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,366,000
    Other: $1,822,000
    Hospital Public: $1,356,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $943,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $630,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $481,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $697,000
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,306,000
    Health - Other: $7,789,000
    Police Protection: $6,572,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,558,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,419,000
    General - Other: $2,720,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,589,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,555,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,583,000
    Libraries: $999,000
    Transit Utilities: $796,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $392,000
    Air Transportation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $516,000
    Other: $411,000
    General Local Government Support: $390,000
    Public Welfare: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $360,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $938,000
    Transit Utilities: $114,000
    Health and Hospitals: $66,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
    Sewerage: $44,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,651,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,803,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,848,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Rents: $291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $287,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $494,000
    Solid Waste Management: $411,000
    Police Protection: $251,000
    General Public Building: $159,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000
    Transit Utilities: $45,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,758,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $33,334,000
    Public Welfare: $4,975,000
    Other: $1,714,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,387,000
    Housing and Community Development: $596,000
    Transit Utilities: $508,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,782,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,893,000
    Other Selective Sales: $982,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $125,000
    Other License: $118,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,712,000

Macon County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,907,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,366,000
    Other: $1,822,000
    Hospital Public: $1,356,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $943,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $630,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $481,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $697,000
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,306,000
    Health - Other: $7,789,000
    Police Protection: $6,572,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,558,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,419,000
    General - Other: $2,720,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,589,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,555,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,583,000
    Libraries: $999,000
    Transit Utilities: $796,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $392,000
    Air Transportation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $516,000
    Other: $411,000
    General Local Government Support: $390,000
    Public Welfare: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $360,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $938,000
    Transit Utilities: $114,000
    Health and Hospitals: $66,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
    Sewerage: $44,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,651,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,803,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,848,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Rents: $291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $287,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $494,000
    Solid Waste Management: $411,000
    Police Protection: $251,000
    General Public Building: $159,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000
    Transit Utilities: $45,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,758,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $33,334,000
    Public Welfare: $4,975,000
    Other: $1,714,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,387,000
    Housing and Community Development: $596,000
    Transit Utilities: $508,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,782,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,893,000
    Other Selective Sales: $982,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $125,000
    Other License: $118,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,712,000

Macon County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,907,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,366,000
    Other: $1,822,000
    Hospital Public: $1,356,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $943,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $630,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $481,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $697,000
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,306,000
    Health - Other: $7,789,000
    Police Protection: $6,572,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,558,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,419,000
    General - Other: $2,720,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,589,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,555,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,583,000
    Libraries: $999,000
    Transit Utilities: $796,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $392,000
    Air Transportation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $516,000
    Other: $411,000
    General Local Government Support: $390,000
    Public Welfare: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $360,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $938,000
    Transit Utilities: $114,000
    Health and Hospitals: $66,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
    Sewerage: $44,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,651,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,803,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,848,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Rents: $291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $287,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $494,000
    Solid Waste Management: $411,000
    Police Protection: $251,000
    General Public Building: $159,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000
    Transit Utilities: $45,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,758,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $33,334,000
    Public Welfare: $4,975,000
    Other: $1,714,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,387,000
    Housing and Community Development: $596,000
    Transit Utilities: $508,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,782,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,893,000
    Other Selective Sales: $982,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $125,000
    Other License: $118,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,712,000

Macon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,907,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,366,000
    Other: $1,822,000
    Hospital Public: $1,356,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $943,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $630,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $481,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $697,000
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,306,000
    Health - Other: $7,789,000
    Police Protection: $6,572,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,558,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,419,000
    General - Other: $2,720,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,589,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,555,000
    Financial Administration: $2,326,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,583,000
    Libraries: $999,000
    Transit Utilities: $796,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $508,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000
    Central Staff Services: $392,000
    Air Transportation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $516,000
    Other: $411,000
    General Local Government Support: $390,000
    Public Welfare: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $360,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $938,000
    Transit Utilities: $114,000
    Health and Hospitals: $66,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
    Sewerage: $44,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,651,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,803,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,848,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $904,000
    Rents: $291,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $287,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $494,000
    Solid Waste Management: $411,000
    Police Protection: $251,000
    General Public Building: $159,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000
    Transit Utilities: $45,000
    Health - Other: $38,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,758,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $33,334,000
    Public Welfare: $4,975,000
    Other: $1,714,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,387,000
    Housing and Community Development: $596,000
    Transit Utilities: $508,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,782,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,893,000
    Other Selective Sales: $982,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $125,000
    Other License: $118,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,712,000

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
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