Macedonia, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Macedonia, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Macedonia (historical) had a population of 279 as of July 1, 2020. Macedonia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Macedonia is located at latitude 33.3915 and longitude -88.2334 in Pickens County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Macedonia (historical) encompass a land area of 3.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pickens County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Town of Macedonia (historical) (GNIS ID: 2633142) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Macedonia (historical) is located within Ethelsville Division of Pickens County.


Macedonia, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 279 (100%)
Population in Households 279 (100.0%)
Population in Families 231 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 71
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $37,028
Average Household Income $43,212
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $19,312
Wealth Index5 36


Total HU (Housing Units) 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $115,909
Average Home Value $146,495
Housing Affordability Index3 212


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.44% -0.65%
Households -0.39% -0.66%
Families 0.12% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.57%


Macedonia, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macedonia to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 470 20th
Population Density # 519 12th
Median Household Income # 397 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 182 31st
Per Capita Income # 458 22nd
Diversity Index # 208 65th

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