Macon County is located in east-centra Alabama. The County Seat is Tuskegee and the largest city is Tuskegee. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.maconcountyal.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,425 and the 2010 census population was 21,450. The land area is 608.89 square miles and there are 35.2 persons per square mile.
16.7% of the population is White, 81.5% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 80% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,700, there are 8,107 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,826, the median household income is $30,724, and 27.3% of the persons in Macon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,584. Retail sales (in $1000) were $87,509, and sales per capita were $3,932. The percentage of black-owned firms is 66.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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