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Macon, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Macon had a population of 5,402 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Macon is located at latitude 39.7423 and longitude -92.4727 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Macon encompass a land area of 6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 873 feet.

The City of Macon (GNIS ID: 2395803) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Macon is located within Township of Hudson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Macon: Macon City.


Macon, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 5,402 (100%)
Population in Households 5,231 (96.8%)
Population in Families 3,943 (73.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 171 ( 3.2%)
Population Density 901
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $41,130
Average Household Income $54,662
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $23,797
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,483 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 859 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 401 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $96,496
Average Home Value $152,207
Housing Affordability Index3 244


Total Households 2,342
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,362
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.12% -0.32%
Households -0.11% -0.3%
Families 0.04% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.3%


Macon, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Macon to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 137 87th
Population Density # 431 58th
Median Household Income # 694 33rd
Housing Affordability Index # 692 67th
Per Capita Income # 546 47th
Diversity Index # 267 74th

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