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Macon County, AL&

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1.67% decline
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Median Household Income
5.37% growth
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0.12% growth
Median Property Value
3.08% growth

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The economy of Macon County, AL employs 7,594 people. The economy of Macon County, AL is specialized in Educational Services; Public Admin.; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.36; 1.6; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Macon County, AL are Educational Services (1,664), Manufacturing (1,194), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (980), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($40,972), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($35,096), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($32,868).

Median household income in Macon County, AL is $32,390. Males in Macon County, AL have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,587. The income inequality of Macon County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.433 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Macon County, AL. In Macon County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 36 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,529. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Macon County, AL is home to a population of 19,684 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Macon County, AL is composed of 16,049 Black residents (81.5%), 3,036 White residents (15.4%), 324 Hispanic residents (1.65%), 110 Two+ residents (0.56%), and 65 Other residents (0.33%). The most common foreign languages in Macon County, AL are Spanish (516 speakers), French (53 speakers), and African Languages (47 speakers), but compared to other places, Macon County, AL has a relative high number of African Languages (47 speakers), French (53 speakers), and French Creole (31 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Macon County, AL awarded 582 degrees. The student population of Macon County, AL is skewed towards females, with 230 male students and 352 female students. Most students in Macon County, AL are Black or African American (506 and 86.9%), followed by Unknown (56 and 9.6%), Asian (7 and 1.2%), and White (7 and 1.2%). The largest universities in Macon County, AL by number of graduates are Tuskegee University (582 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Macon County, AL are General Psychology (54 and 9.3%), General Biological Sciences (52 and 8.93%), and General Animal Sciences (40 and 6.87%). The median tuition costs in Macon County, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $18,560 and $18,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macon County, AL is $77,000, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $74,700 to $77,000, a 3.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Macon County, AL is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Macon County, AL have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Macon County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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