Macon County, TN

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2022 Population
25,365
1.65% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
1.3% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
8.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,215
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$185,100
33.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Macon County, TN had a population of 25.4k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $51,215. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Macon County, TN grew from 24,954 to 25,365, a 1.65% increase and its median household income grew from $43,605 to $51,215, a 17.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.31%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.39%), Other (Hispanic) (1.43%), and White (Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Macon County, TN 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.

98.2% of the residents in Macon County, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Macon County, TN was $185,100, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Macon County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Macon County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Macon County, TN is home to a population of 25.4k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.05% of Macon County, TN residents were born outside of the country (520 people).

In 2022, there were 27.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.9k people) in Macon County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 840 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 605 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Macon County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Macon County, TN was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Macon County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.9k ± 150
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    840 ± 241
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    605 ± 339
5.33%
Hispanic Population
1.35k people

In 2022, there were 27.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.9k people) in Macon County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 840 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 605 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.33% of the people in Macon County, TN are hispanic (1.35k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
520 people
1.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
460 people

As of 2022, 2.05% of Macon County, TN residents (520 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, TN was 1.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    385 ± 147
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    272 ± 181
  3. Korea
    66 ± 52

Macon County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Macon County, TN employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Macon County, TN are Manufacturing (1,966 people), Retail Trade (1,832 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,334 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,464), Information ($55,417), and Public Administration ($46,866).

Occupations

11.8k
2022 Value
± 979
6.43%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon County, TN grew at a rate of 6.43%, from 11.1k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macon County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,573 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,183 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,101 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macon County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.8k
2022 Value
± 979
6.43%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macon County, TN grew at a rate of 6.43%, from 11.1k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macon County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,966 people), Retail Trade (1,832 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macon County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Macon County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,034
Median earning men ± $4,314
$31,997
Median earning women ± $2,933

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,608), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,021), and Public Administration ($46,888).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($60,319), Public Administration ($46,806), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,129).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% 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 10.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 127
    Manufacturing
  2. 117
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 93
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Macon County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 85.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.8%), followed by Other (0.885%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

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 Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macon County, TN was $185,100 in 2022, which is 0.657 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,900 to $185,100, a 33.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Macon County, TN is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Macon County, TN have an average commute time of 31.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Macon County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Macon County, TN is $51,215. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Macon County, TN was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $78,364, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $54,334 and $41,021.

Property

$185,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,777
$6,577
Median Property Taxes
±$629

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, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Macon County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9704
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macon County, TN was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $78,364, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $54,334 and $41,021.

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

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Household Income

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$51,215
Median Household Income
± $6,679
9.16k
Number of Households
± 779

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.16k households in Macon County, TN grew to $51,215 from the previous year's value of $43,605.

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, TN 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macon County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Carpooled (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.68%)

In 2022, 79.9% of workers in Macon County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14%) and those who worked at home (3.68%).

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

31.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macon County, TN have a longer commute time (31.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in Macon County, TN 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, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Macon County, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macon County, TN (4.12k out of 25k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

89.6% of the population of Macon County, TN has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 8.71% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Macon County, TN see 6150 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.38% increase from the previous year (6066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6207 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 12414 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,150 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Macon County, TN

Primary care physicians in Macon County, TN see an average of 6,150 patients per year. This represents a 1.38% increase from the previous year (6,066 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
8.71%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macon County, TN grew by 6.93% from 9.77% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Macon County, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54 in Macon County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 42% in Macon County, TN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Macon County, TN.

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