Macon County is located in west-central Georgia. The County Seat is Oglethorpe and the largest city is Oglethorpe. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.maconcountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,792 and the 2010 census population was 14,740. The land area is 400.64 square miles and there are 36.8 persons per square mile.
37.1% of the population is White, 59.9% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 70.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $65,500, there are 4,887 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $13,865, the median household income is $30,240, and 29.4% of the persons in Macon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,101. Retail sales (in $1000) were $47,915, and sales per capita were $3,588. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.3%.
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