Macon County TN Information


Macon County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 23,167
Population in Households 22,898
Population in Familes 19,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 269
Population Density1 75
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 8,935
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 6,311
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,312 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,623 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,469 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $102,972
Average Home Value $139,841


Median Household Income $33,623
Average Household Income $45,395
Per Capita Income $17,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.8%
Households 0.69% 0.83%
Families 0.51% 0.72%
Median Household Income   -1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
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 TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee 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 # 61 37th
Population Density1 # 45 54th
Diversity Index2 # 53 45th
Median Household Income # 74 23rd
Per Capita Income # 83 14th

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