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Demographic Overview - Our 60 Minute Drivetime Labor Shed

665,940
Population (2017)
Population grew by 11,910 over the last 5 years and is projected to grow by 9,278 over the next 5 years.

289,766
Jobs (2017)
grew by 16,616 over the last 5 years and are projected to grow by 12,402 over the next 5 years.

$49.4K
Avg. Earnings Per Job (2017)
Regional average earnings per job are $14.2K below the national average earnings of $63.6K per job.

As of 2017, the region's population increased by 1.8% since 2012, growing by 11,910. Population is expected to increase by 1.4% between 2017 and 2022, adding 9,278.

From 2012 to 2017, jobs increased by 6.1% in 9 counties, from 273,151 to 289,766. This change fell short of the national growth rate of 7.6% by 1.5%. As the number of jobs increased, the labor force participation rate decreased from 56.8% to 55.9% between 2012 and 2017.

Concerning educational attainment, 15.8% of Macon County's residents possess a Bachelor's Degree (2.6% below the national average), and 7.4% hold an Associate's Degree (0.5% below the national average).

2017 Labor Force Breakdown

Population
Total Working Age Population 542,552
Not in Labor Force (15+) 239,181
Labor Force 303,371
Employed 292,882
Unemployed 10,489
Under 15 123,388

Educational Attainment

15.8% of Macon County's residents possess a Bachelor's Degree (2.6% below the national average), and 7.4% hold an Associate's Degree (0.5% below the national average).

% of Population Population
Less Than 9th Grade 5.0% 21,885
9th Grade to 12th Grade 11.1% 48,802
High School Diploma 29.3% 128,759
Some College 21.4% 94,288
Associate's Degree 7.4% 32,629
Bachelor's Degree 15.8% 69,316
Graduate Degree and Higher 10.0% 44,196

Population Characteristics

Macon County has 149,628 millennials (ages 20-34). The national average for an area this size is 137,561.

Retirement risk is about average in Macon County. The national average for an area this size is 101,018 people 65 or older, while there are 95,042 here.

Racial diversity is high in Macon County. The national average for an area this size is 256,744 racially diverse people, while there are 311,104 here.

Macon County has 48,861 veterans. The national average for an area this size is 38,812

Educational Pipeline

In 2016, there were 12,324 graduates in 9 counties. This pipeline has grown by 7% over the last 5 years. The highest share of these graduates come from Business Administration and Management; General; Psychology, General; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

School Total Graduates (2016)
Auburn University 6,223
Auburn University at Montgomery 869
Alabama State University 812
J F Ingram State Technical College 794
Faulkner University 724
Tuskegee University 647
Central Alabama Community College 488
H Councill Trenholm State Community College 403
Chattahoochee Valley Community College 301
Virginia College at Montgomery 263

Contact us

MCEDA
Joe Turnham
Director
608 Dibble Street, Suite 7
Tuskegee, AL 36083
334.444.2672
info@madeinmacon.com