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Macon is a city in Bibb County. (The community straddles Bibb and Jones counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Nathaniel Macon, soldier and legislator.
The latitude of Macon is 32.840N. The longitude is -83.632W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 95,267.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Macon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bibb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Macon area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31201 ZIP code.
3% of Macon residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Macon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Macon was $16,082, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Macon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Macon include Cherokee Heights District, Macon Historic District, Macon Railroad Industrial District, Pleasant Hill Historic District, Shirley Hills Historic District, Vineville Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Macon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.
Libraries in Macon include Riverside Branch Library, Rocky Creek Branch Library, Shurling Branch Library, Washington Memorial Library, West Bibb Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Macon include WGNM, WGXA, WMAZ, WMGT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WDCO-FM.
Bibb County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Macon political report.
The average commute time for Macon workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 39 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Macon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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