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Macon, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Macon had a population of 2,700 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,700
Population in Households 2,558
Population in Familes 2,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 705
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,022
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 667
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 406 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $68,191
Average Home Value $82,398


Median Household Income $22,491
Average Household Income $34,230
Per Capita Income $13,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.31%
Households -0.32% -0.24%
Families -0.52% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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, 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, 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 # 100 73rd
Population Density1 # 113 69th
Diversity Index2 # 262 28th
Median Household Income # 328 10th
Per Capita Income # 319 12th

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