Macon County is located in north-central Tennessee. The County Seat is Lafayette and the largest city is Lafayette. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.maconcountytn.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,003 and the 2010 census population was 22,248. The land area is 307.14 square miles and there are 72.4 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 5.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 76.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $97,900, there are 8,544 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,009, the median household income is $35,306, and 21.2% of the persons in Macon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $167,327, and sales per capita were $7,713.
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