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Macon, Georgia (GA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents



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38.6% of Macon, GA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 65.5% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of Georgia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 23.6% of high school graduates and 48.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.5% among disabled males and 30.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 78.1%. For comparison, it was 41.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Macon, GA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Macon:

38.6%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Macon:

19.9%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Macon:

23.5%
Georgia:

15.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Macon:

29.2%
Georgia:

28.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Macon:

30.5%
Georgia:

21.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 25.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Macon:

30.1%
Georgia:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

78.1%
Residents above poverty level:

41.2%

Poverty by age in Macon, GA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Macon
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Macon,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 60.5%Under 5 years
  • 55.4%5 years
  • 60.9%6 to 11 years
  • 65.8%12 to 14 years
  • 32.9%15 years
  • 31.0%16 and 17 years
  • 24.4%18 to 24 years
  • 20.0%25 to 34 years
  • 23.5%35 to 44 years
  • 24.9%45 to 54 years
  • 29.2%55 to 64 years
  • 28.8%65 to 74 years
  • 13.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Macon
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Macon,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 57.5%Under 5 years
  • 51.3%5 years
  • 46.8%6 to 11 years
  • 42.1%12 to 14 years
  • 32.0%15 years
  • 47.3%16 and 17 years
  • 44.7%18 to 24 years
  • 30.9%25 to 34 years
  • 30.3%35 to 44 years
  • 24.6%45 to 54 years
  • 37.5%55 to 64 years
  • 13.4%65 to 74 years
  • 20.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Macon, GA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Macon,GA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 22.1%Under 5 years
  • 21.1%5 years
  • 18.7%6 to 11 years
  • 17.2%12 to 14 years
  • 18.2%15 years
  • 13.0%16 and 17 years
  • 18.8%18 to 24 years
  • 11.8%25 to 34 years
  • 8.7%35 to 44 years
  • 9.2%45 to 54 years
  • 6.7%55 to 64 years
  • 5.8%65 to 74 years
  • 4.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Macon, GA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Macon, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Macon, GA (%)
  • 13.0%White
  • 40.0%Black
  • 38.0%American Indian
  • 33.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 18.0%Other race
  • 37.0%2+ races
  • 28.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Macon, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Macon, GA (absolute numbers)
  • 2,708White
  • 25,345Black
  • 47American Indian
  • 192Asian
  • 4Native Hawaiian
  • 109Other race
  • 9152+ races
  • 713Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 33.6%Below poverty level
  • 66.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 43.8%Below poverty level
  • 56.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Macon, GA

Children below poverty level:
Macon, Georgia:

52.9%
State:

18.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Macon:

23.6%
Georgia:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Macon:

48.2%
Georgia:

44.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 19.4%Married-couple family
  • 7.5%Male, no wife present
  • 73.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Macon not in families by work experience
  • 5.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 26.3%Worked part-time
  • 68.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.7%Both worked full-time
  • 4.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 10.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.8%Both worked part-time
  • 36.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 37.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.5%1999 to 2000
  • 2.0%1995 to 1998
  • 1.0%1990 to 1994
  • 5.4%1980 to 1989
  • 13.1%1970 to 1979
  • 21.7%1960 to 1969
  • 23.2%1950 to 1959
  • 14.9%1940 to 1949
  • 17.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 2.3%1995 to 1998
  • 2.7%1990 to 1994
  • 5.8%1980 to 1989
  • 15.7%1970 to 1979
  • 22.3%1960 to 1969
  • 26.8%1950 to 1959
  • 11.6%1940 to 1949
  • 12.4%1939 or earlier
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