Macon, North Carolina

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Not to be confused with Macon County, North Carolina.
Macon, North Carolina
Town
Location of Macon, North Carolina
Location of Macon, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°26′18″N 78°4′59″W / 36.43833°N 78.08306°W / 36.43833; -78.08306Coordinates: 36°26′18″N 78°4′59″W / 36.43833°N 78.08306°W / 36.43833; -78.08306
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Warren
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 119
 • Density 238/sq mi (99.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27551
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-40540[1]
GNIS feature ID 0989216[2]

Macon is a town located in Warren County, North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 119. It is named for Nathaniel Macon, long-time Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Reynolds Price, James B. Duke professor of English at Duke University, and considered one of the South's best contemporary writers, grew up in Macon.

Geography[edit]

Macon is located at 36°26'18" North, 78°4'59" West (36.438269, -78.082971).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 157
1910 189 20.4%
1920 149 −21.2%
1930 227 52.3%
1940 197 −13.2%
1950 238 20.8%
1960 187 −21.4%
1970 179 −4.3%
1980 153 −14.5%
1990 154 0.7%
2000 115 −25.3%
2010 119 3.5%
Est. 2014 116 [4] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census of 2000, there are 115 people, 45 households, and 34 families residing in the town. The population density is 252.8 people per square mile (98.7/km²). There are 63 housing units at an average density of 138.5 per square mile (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 81.74% White, 13.04% African American, 1.74% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 45 households out of which 26.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% are non-families. 20.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the town the population is spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $40,521 and the median income for a family is $55,625. Males have a median income of $26,667 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,642. 5.7% of the population and 6.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 14.8% are 65 or older.

Macon is the birthplace of writer and Professor at Duke University, Reynolds Price, and the setting of his 1986 novel, Kate Vaiden. Fannie Pennington, an activist, was also born and raised here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.