Macon County AL Information


Macon County Subdivisions

Macon County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,324
Population in Households 18,513
Population in Familes 14,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,811
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 8,151
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,784
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,007 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,144 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,004 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $82,913
Average Home Value $115,963


Median Household Income $28,743
Average Household Income $41,749
Per Capita Income $17,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.86% -1.15%
Households -0.67% -1.07%
Families -0.87% -1.19%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Macon County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 50 27th
Population Density1 # 44 36th
Diversity Index2 # 52 24th
Median Household Income # 60 12th
Per Capita Income # 58 15th

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