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Macon, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Macon had a population of 2,585 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Macon is located at latitude 33.1221 and longitude -88.5567 in Noxubee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Macon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Noxubee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Macon (GNIS ID: 2404987) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Macon is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Noxubee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Macon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Macon, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,585
Daytime Population: Workers 2,008
Daytime Population: Residents 1,598
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,606
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 2,453
Population in Familes 2,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 675
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $23,403
Average Household Income $35,128
Per Capita Income $13,719


Total Housing Units 1,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 576 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 399 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $71,374
Average Home Value $83,464


Total Households 975
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 637
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.94% -0.83%
Households -0.93% -0.88%
Families -1.08% -1.03%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

Macon, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 101 72nd
Population Density # 113 69th
Diversity Index # 258 29th
Median Household Income # 323 11th
Per Capita Income # 321 12th

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