Macon County, NC

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2020 Population
35,172
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
50.4
0.599% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16%
3.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$45,703
0.431% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$171,700
3.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Macon County, NC had a population of 35.2k people with a median age of 50.4 and a median household income of $45,703. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Macon County, NC grew from 34,813 to 35,172, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $45,507 to $45,703, a 0.431% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), White (Hispanic) (4.27%), Other (Hispanic) (2.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.935%).

None of the households in Macon County, NC 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.

96.6% of the residents in Macon County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Macon County, NC was $171,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Macon County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Macon County, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Macon County, NC is home to a population of 35.2k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.04% of Macon County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.77k people).

In 2020, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Macon County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k White (Hispanic) and 848 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2020 Citizenship
96.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.6% of Macon County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Macon County, NC was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.2k ± 52
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.5k ± 292
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    848 ± 337
7.23%
Hispanic Population
2.54k people

In 2020, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Macon County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k White (Hispanic) and 848 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.23% of the people in Macon County, NC are hispanic (2.54k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Macon County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.04%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.77k people
5.44%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.9k people

As of 2020, 5.04% of Macon County, NC residents (1.77k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Macon County, NC was 5.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,172 ± 249
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    350 ± 107
  3. Korea
    224 ± 67

Macon County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Macon County, NC employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Macon County, NC are Retail Trade (1,863 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,862 people), and Construction (1,688 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($109,375), Information ($73,304), and Utilities ($56,250).

Occupations

14.3k
2020 Value
± 964
0.55%
1 Year growth
± 8.91%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Macon County, NC grew at a rate of 0.55%, from 14.2k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macon County, NC, are Management Occupations (1,451 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,450 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,353 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macon County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.3k
2020 Value
± 964
0.55%
1 Year growth
± 8.91%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Macon County, NC grew at a rate of 0.55%, from 14.2k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macon County, NC, are Retail Trade (1,863 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,862 people), and Construction (1,688 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macon County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Macon County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,171
Median earning men ± $2,142
$26,531
Median earning women ± $3,079

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($87,067), Wholesale Trade ($49,948), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($48,221).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,398), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,125), and Manufacturing ($47,019).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 290
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 275
    Retail Trade
  3. 203
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Macon County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 68.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.815%).

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

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 North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Macon County, NC was $171,700 in 2020, which is 0.747 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $165,600 to $171,700, a 3.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Macon County, NC is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Macon County, NC have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Macon County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Macon County, NC is $45,703. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Macon County, NC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $67,955, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9705.01, with respective values of $56,906 and $50,425.

Property

$171,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,614
$11,708
Median Property Taxes
±$789

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Macon County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Macon County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2020
70.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.9% of the housing units in Macon County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9705.02
  2. Census Tract 9701
  3. Census Tract 9705.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macon County, NC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $67,955, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9705.01, with respective values of $56,906 and $50,425.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,703
Median Household Income
± $4,197
16.1k
Number of Households
± 970

In 2020, the median household income of the 16.1k households in Macon County, NC grew to $45,703 from the previous year's value of $45,507.

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, NC 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macon County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (6.74%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.89%)

In 2020, 83.8% of workers in Macon County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.74%) and those who worked at home (3.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macon County, NC have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Macon County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Macon County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macon County, NC (5.59k out of 34.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macon County, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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86.6% of the population of Macon County, NC has health coverage, with 28.3% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 21.1% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 2.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Macon County, NC see 1470 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.83% increase from the previous year (1389 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1793 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 417 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,470 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Macon County, NC

Primary care physicians in Macon County, NC see an average of 1,470 patients per year. This represents a 5.83% increase from the previous year (1,389 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
28.3%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
21.1%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
2.61%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macon County, NC grew by 1.09% from 13.3% to 13.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.7 in Macon County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 30.1% in Macon County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.9% in Macon County, NC.

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