Macon County, TN

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Population

23,239

1.37% growth

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$35,533

4.21% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

9,856

2.16% growth

Median Property Value

$111,700

4.98% growth

About

In 2017, Macon County, TN had a population of 23.2k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $35,533. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Macon County, TN grew from 22,924 to 23,239, a 1.37% increase and its median household income grew from $34,098 to $35,533, a 4.21% increase.

The population of Macon County, TN is 92.1% White Alone, 5.11% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.54% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Macon County, TN speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Macon County, TN is $111,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.4%. Most people in Macon County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Macon County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Macon County, TN employs 9.86k people. The largest industries in Macon County, TN are Manufacturing (2,138 people), Retail Trade (1,362 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,215 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,019), Information ($39,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,523).

Median household income in Macon County, TN is $35,533. Males in Macon County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Macon County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,533

2017 value

± $2,673

4.21%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Macon County, TN have a median annual income of $35,533, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,098 in 2016, which represents a 4.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macon County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9702

  2. Census Tract 9704

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macon County, TN was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $47,100, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $44,566 and $30,239.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Macon County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macon County, TN (4.24k out of 22.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,976 ± 464

  2. Hispanic

    580 ± 241

  3. Two Or More

    149 ± 158

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macon County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.86k

2017 Value

± 728

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Macon County, TN grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 9.65k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macon County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,576 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,390 people), and Management Occupations (721 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macon County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Macon County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,576 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,390 people), and Management Occupations (721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Macon County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.76 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.24 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Macon County, TN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,715), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($52,031), and Management Occupations ($51,553).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.86k

2017 Value

± 728

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Macon County, TN grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 9.65k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macon County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,138 people), Retail Trade (1,362 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,215 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macon County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Macon County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Macon County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,138 people), Retail Trade (1,362 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,215 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Macon County, TN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.75 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.14 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Macon County, TN, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,019), Information ($39,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,523).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($26.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.5% of the population of Macon County, TN has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Macon County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Macon County, TN see 5794 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.748% increase from the previous year (5751 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5862 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,794 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Macon County, TN see an average of 5,794 patients per year. This represents a 0.748% increase from the previous year (5,751 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Macon County, TN in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%

Uninsured

38.9%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macon County, TN declined by 9.04% from 11.5% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Macon County, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Macon County, TN is home to a population of 23.2k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.59% of Macon County, TN residents were born outside of the country (601 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Macon County, TN is composed of 21.4k White Alone residents (92.1%), 1.19k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.11%), 357 Two or More Races residents (1.54%), 100 Black or African American Alone residents (0.43%), 91 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.392%), 62 Asian Alone residents (0.267%), 37 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.159%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Macon County, TN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Macon County, TN was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Macon County, TN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Macon County, TN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

601 people

2.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

592 people

As of 2017, 2.59% of Macon County, TN residents (601 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Macon County, TN was 2.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Macon County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Macon County, TN was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.4k ± 23

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.19k ± 271

  3. Two or More Races

    357 ± 140

In 2017, there were 18 times more White Alone residents (21.4k people) in Macon County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.19k Hispanic or Latino and 357 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Macon County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Macon County, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Macon County, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Macon County, TN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    430 ± 131

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    84 ± 64

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    65 ± 42

Macon County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macon County, TN was $111,700 in 2017, which is 0.513 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,400 to $111,700, a 4.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Macon County, TN is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Macon County, TN have an average commute time of 33.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Macon County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,533

Median Household Income

± $2,673

9.16k

Number of Households

± 697

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.16k households in Macon County, TN grew to $35,533 from the previous year's value of $34,098.

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $25k - $30k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$111,700

2017 Median

± $7,115

$106,400

2016 Median

± $7,266

In 2017, the median property value in Macon County, TN grew to to $111,700 from the previous year's value of $106,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Macon County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Macon County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Macon County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Macon County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%

2017 Homeownership

73.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.4% of the housing units in Macon County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Macon County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Macon County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Macon County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

33.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macon County, TN have a longer commute time (33.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.41% of the workforce in Macon County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Macon County, TN was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.8%) and those who Worked At Home (2.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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