Macon County MO Information


Macon County Subdivisions

Macon County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,576
Population in Households 15,290
Population in Familes 12,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 6,423
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,740 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,710 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,713 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,317 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $116,527
Average Home Value $134,751


Median Household Income $39,402
Average Household Income $48,678
Per Capita Income $20,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.09%
Households 0.03% 0.07%
Families -0.1% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Macon County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 69 41st
Population Density1 # 88 24th
Diversity Index2 # 52 56th
Median Household Income # 54 54th
Per Capita Income # 48 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.