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Macon County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 515.6 square miles
Population Density 65.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 33,857
Population change -0.2%
Under 5 years of age 4.7%
Under 18 18.7%
65 and over 25.9%
Females 51.5%
White 95.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.7
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 1.7%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20.5%
Veterans 4,073
Households and Housing
Households 15,340
Persons per household 2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more 89%
Median household income $37,892
The per capita income $23,213
Live below the poverty line. 21.3%
housing units 25,217
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $165,400
Residents owning their homes. 74%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,629
Women-owned firms 25.1%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0.5%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $476,264
Retail sales per capita $14,571
Manufacturers shipments $230,487
Merchant wholesaler sales $14,787