Macon County is located in north-central Missouri. The County Seat is Macon and the largest city is Macon . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.maconcountymo.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,479 and the 2010 census population was 15,566. The land area is 801.23 square miles and there are 19.4 persons per square mile.
94.9% of the population is White, 2.4% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 85.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,600, there are 6,389 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,054, the median household income is $38,443, and 16.2% of the persons in Macon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,687. Retail sales (in $1000) were $156,455, and sales per capita were $10,118. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.4%.
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