Macon County NC Information


Macon County Subdivisions

Macon County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,860
Population in Households 35,421
Population in Familes 28,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 439
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 15,374
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 10,112
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,584 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,790 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,685 (43.2%)
Median Home Value $182,222
Average Home Value $228,220


Median Household Income $38,213
Average Household Income $54,205
Per Capita Income $23,445
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.52%
Households 0.84% 0.48%
Families 0.68% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Macon County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 69 32nd
Population Density1 # 73 29th
Diversity Index2 # 90 11th
Median Household Income # 60 41st
Per Capita Income # 35 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.