Macon County NC Information


Macon County Subdivisions

Macon County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,738
Daytime Population: Workers 14,293
Daytime Population: Residents 20,286
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,579
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 34,323
Population in Familes 27,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 415
Population Density2 67
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $38,298
Average Household Income $54,417
Per Capita Income $23,553


Total Housing Units 26,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,164 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,743 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,895 (44.4%)
Median Home Value $184,073
Average Home Value $230,849


Total Households 14,907
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 9,776
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.1%
Households 0.3% 0.07%
Families 0.12% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.88%


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, 2017 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 # 70 31st
Population Density # 74 27th
Diversity Index # 89 12th
Median Household Income # 67 34th
Per Capita Income # 45 56th

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