Macon County, AL

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2022 Population
19,198
1.5% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
3.82% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25%
12.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$41,206
4.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$93,900
11.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,072
4.51% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Macon County, AL had a population of 19.2k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $41,206. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Macon County, AL declined from 19,490 to 19,198, a −1.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,303 to $41,206, a 4.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (78.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.89%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.38%).

None of the households in Macon County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Macon County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Macon County, AL are Tuskegee University (535 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Macon County, AL was $93,900, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in Macon County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Macon County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Macon County, AL is home to a population of 19.2k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.06% of Macon County, AL residents were born outside of the country (204 people).

In 2022, there were 4.88 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Macon County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 426 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Macon County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Macon County, AL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, AL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 148
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.1k ± 22
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    426 ± 139
2.36%
Hispanic Population
453 people

In 2022, there were 4.88 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Macon County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 426 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.36% of the people in Macon County, AL are hispanic (453 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
204 people
0.718%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
140 people

As of 2022, 1.06% of Macon County, AL residents (204 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Macon County, AL was 0.718%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    407 ± 83
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    220 ± 81
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    175 ± 94

Macon County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Macon County, AL employs 7.07k people. The largest industries in Macon County, AL are Educational Services (1,240 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (836 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (836 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,685), Information ($60,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,661).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.07k
2022 Value
± 571
−4.51%
1 Year decline
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon County, AL declined at a rate of −4.51%, from 7.41k employees to 7.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macon County, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (714 people), Production Occupations (698 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (598 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macon County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.07k
2022 Value
± 571
−4.51%
1 Year decline
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon County, AL declined at a rate of −4.51%, from 7.41k employees to 7.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macon County, AL, are Educational Services (1,240 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (836 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (836 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macon County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Macon County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,650
Median earning men ± $6,298
$22,354
Median earning women ± $3,087

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($61,333), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,443), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,701).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,607), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,798), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 70
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 56
    Retail Trade
  3. 45
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Macon County, AL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 81.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (17.7%), followed by Other (0.848%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Macon County, AL awarded 535 degrees. The student population of Macon County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 912 male students and 1,658 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Macon County, AL are Black or African American (447 and 83.6%), followed by Unknown (51 and 9.53%), White (18 and 3.36%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 1.31%).

The largest universities in Macon County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Tuskegee University (535 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Macon County, AL are Registered Nursing (62 and 11.6%), Mechanical Engineering (41 and 7.66%), and General Biological Sciences (41 and 7.66%).

The median tuition cost in Macon County, AL for private four year colleges is $19,594.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Macon County, AL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 29.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,570 (35.5% men and 64.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,570 students enrolled in Macon County, AL, 35.5% men and 64.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 2,168 records, of which 64.3% were women and 35.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 62 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Macon County, AL was Registered Nursing with 62 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
535 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tuskegee University with 535 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 162 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Macon County, AL, which is 0.434 times less than the 373 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 447 degrees mean that there were 8.76 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 51 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,594) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,020) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,812) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macon County, AL was $93,900 in 2022, which is 0.333 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $84,300 to $93,900, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Macon County, AL is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Macon County, AL have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Macon County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Macon County, AL is $41,206. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Macon County, AL was Census Tract 2316.03 with a value of $79,031, followed by Census Tract 2318 and Census Tract 2316.01, with respective values of $53,188 and $50,000.

In 2022, 17.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Macon County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.856%.

Property

$93,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,843
$4,489
Median Property Taxes
±$394

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63% of the housing units in Macon County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2316.03
  2. Census Tract 2318
  3. Census Tract 2316.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macon County, AL was Census Tract 2316.03 with a value of $79,031, followed by Census Tract 2318 and Census Tract 2316.01, with respective values of $53,188 and $50,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Macon County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$41,206
Median Household Income
± $4,232
7.13k
Number of Households
± 507

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.13k households in Macon County, AL grew to $41,206 from the previous year's value of $39,303.

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macon County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.59%)
  3. Walked (6.53%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Macon County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.59%) and those who walked to work (6.53%).

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macon County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Macon County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Macon County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.856%.

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Poverty & Diversity

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macon County, AL (4.13k out of 16.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macon County, AL is Black, followed by Two Or More and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 39.3% of the children was living in poverty in Macon County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 734 in Macon County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 220 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.9% of the population of Macon County, AL has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Macon County, AL see 2581 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (2634 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3579 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 239 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.4% were men and 57.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,581 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Macon County, AL

Primary care physicians in Macon County, AL see an average of 2,581 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (2,634 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Macon County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 27.7% between 18 and 34 years, 31.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.4% were men and 57.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.1%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
1.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macon County, AL grew by 15.3% from 9.66% to 11.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Macon County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.4% in Macon County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.7% in Macon County, AL.

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