Macon County TN Information


Macon County Subdivisions

Macon County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 23,815
Population in Households 23,546
Population in Familes 19,738
Population in Group Qrtrs 269
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $36,831
Average Household Income $49,727
Per Capita Income $19,485


Total Housing Units 10,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,584 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,582 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,454 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $132,849
Average Home Value $166,335


Total Households 9,166
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 6,444
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.83% 0.95%
Households 0.83% 0.96%
Families 0.64% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.04%


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, 2018 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 # 60 38th
Population Density # 43 56th
Diversity Index # 52 46th
Median Household Income # 77 20th
Per Capita Income # 84 13th

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