Macon County AL Information


Macon County Subdivisions

Macon County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,174
Daytime Population: Workers 5,910
Daytime Population: Residents 12,649
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,559
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 18,434
Population in Familes 14,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,740
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $29,490
Average Household Income $42,612
Per Capita Income $18,178


Total Housing Units 10,186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,846 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,199 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,141 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $84,761
Average Home Value $121,518


Total Households 8,045
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,687
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.84% -1.31%
Households -0.75% -1.35%
Families -1.03% -1.51%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   0.94%


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, 2017 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 Density # 44 36th
Diversity Index # 51 25th
Median Household Income # 61 10th
Per Capita Income # 60 12th

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