Macon County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Franklin and the largest city is Franklin . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.maconnc.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,875 and the 2010 census population was 33,922. The land area is 515.56 square miles and there are 65.8 persons per square mile.
95.7% of the population is White, 1.7% is Black or African American, 6.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 85.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $165,400, there are 15,340 households, an average of 2.18 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,213, the median household income is $37,892, and 21.3% of the persons in Macon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,629. Retail sales (in $1000) were $476,264, and sales per capita were $14,571. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.1%.
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