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Macon County, North Carolina

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Macon County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 35,285
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 35,285
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 33,925
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 33,922
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
28.5%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
89.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,915
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 25,653
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 73.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $162,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,010
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $303
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $726
Building permits, 2018 95
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 15,513
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.18
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 79.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 67.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 22.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 50.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 43.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,264
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 134,134
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 181,176
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 33,833
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 432,474
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,769
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 21.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $40,659
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $27,282
Persons in poverty, percent
16.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 1,077
Total employment, 2016 9,279
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 299,340
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 3,346
All firms, 2012 4,247
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,106
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,330
Minority-owned firms, 2012 214
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,928
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 267
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,736
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 65.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 515.56
FIPS Code 37113
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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Macon County, North Carolina
35,285
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8,900
17,800
26,700
35,600
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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