Macon, GA Population

By | June 13, 2019

Macon, incorporated in 1823, is the county seat of Bibb County. The city is named in honor of Senator Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina.

Macon’s City Hall served as the temporary state capitol, under the Confederacy, from November 1864 to March 1865. The Bibb County courthouse was constructed in 1924 and remodeled in 1940. The courthouse is listed within the National Register of Historic Places.

Macon’s storied tradition that began thousands of years ago has been traced back and represented by their monuments. Macon has more listings on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city in Georgia. The city auditorium has the largest covered copper dome in the world and the Hay House, built in the 1850s, is a historic museum.

The design of Macon’s city structure came from the ancient city of Babylon. It was designed to contain multiple parks and large roads. At one point, the city required its citizens to plant shade trees in their front yards.

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame are located in Macon.

A number of famous musicians are from Macon including rock and roll artist Little Richard, the rock group The Allman Brothers, and soulful singer Randy Crawford.

Annually, Macon hosts the Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival. This event showcases concerts, tours, shows, arts and crafts and a number of blossoms of the flowering Yoshino cherry trees.

Macon is home to Wesleyan College, founded in 1836 as the Georgia Female College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Other schools located in the city include Macon State College, Central Georgia Technical College, and Mercer University.

Macon’s good fortune during the Civil War is our good fortune Nowadays. General Sherman spared the city on his March to the Sea and the result is a city full of fine architecture from centuries past. More than 50 sites in Macon are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Population: 97,255. Estimated population in July 2020: 94,316 (-3.0% change)
Males: 43,141 (44.4%), Females: 54,114 (55.6%)

Bibb County

Zip codes: 31201, 31204, 31206, 31210, 31211, 31216, 31217, 31220.

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $27,405
Median house value: $67,900

Races in Macon:

  • Black (62.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (35.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (7.3%), English (5.7%), Irish (4.0%), German (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%), Scottish (1.1%).

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 55.8 square miles

Map of Macon, GA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Macon

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Macon city

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -9,443 (-8.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Macon:

  • COLISEUM MEDICAL CENTERS (350 HOSPITAL DR)
  • COLISEUM PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (340 HOSPITAL DR BOX 9366)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CENTRAL GA REHAB HOSPITAL (3351 NORTHSIDE DR)
  • MACON NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL (400 CHARTER BOX 4627)
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA (777 HEMLOCK ST BOX 6000)
  • MIDDLE GEORGIA HOSPITAL (888 PINE ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Macon:

  • MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 11 miles; MACON, GA; Abbreviation: MCN)
  • ROBINS AFB (about 15 miles; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Abbreviation: WRB)
  • THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL (about 77 miles; ATLANTA, GA; Abbreviation: ATL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Macon:

  • HERBERT SMART DOWNTOWN (about 8 miles; MACON, GA; Abbreviation: MAC)
  • WARNER ROBINS AIR PARK (about 20 miles; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Abbreviation: 5A2)
  • PERRY-HOUSTON COUNTY (about 25 miles; PERRY, GA; Abbreviation: PXE)
Amtrak station:
MACON (GREYHOUND STA., 65 SPRING ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Macon:

  • MERCER UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,859; Location: 1400 COLEMAN DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mercer.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • MACON STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,557; Location: 100 COLLEGE STATION DR; Public; Website: www.maconstate.edu)
  • CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,383; Location: 3300 MACON TECH DR; Public; Website: www.cgtcollege.org)
  • WESLEYAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 494; Location: 4760 FORSYTH RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wesleyancollege.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MACON BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 630 J NORTH AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA-RADIOLOGY SCHOOL (Location: 777 HEMLOCK ST HOSPITAL BOX 120; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MITCHELL WINDHAM ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Location: 4159 HOUSTON AVE; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Macon:

  • FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; FT VALLEY, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,233)
  • GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,028)
  • GORDON COLLEGE (about 38 miles; BARNESVILLE, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,263)
  • CLAYTON COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; MORROW, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,953)
  • GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE (about 72 miles; DECATUR, GA; Full-time enrollment: 8,213)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 79 miles; DECATUR, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,486)
  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (about 79 miles; ATHENS, GA; Full-time enrollment: 28,464)

Schools

Public high schools in Macon:

  • WESTSIDE HIGH (Students: 1,711; Location: 2851 HEATH ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,282; Location: 2155 NAPIER AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,171; Location: 1730 CANTERBURY ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 908; Location: 1646 UPPER RIVER ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RUTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 797; Location: 6250 SKIPPER ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WILLIAM S. HUTCHINGS CAREER CENTER (Students: 428; Location: 2004 RIVERSIDE DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Macon:

  • TATTNALL SQUARE ACADEMY (Students: 932; Location: 760 LAKECREST DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • STRATFORD ACADEMY (Students: 903; Location: 6010 PEAKE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CENTRAL FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN A (Students: 865; Location: 8460 HAWKINSVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MT DE SALES ACADEMY (Students: 574; Location: 851 ORANGE ST MAILING POB 6136; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • WINDSOR ACADEMY (Students: 398; Location: 4150 JONES ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • GILEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 271; Location: 1931 ROCKY CREEK ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MIDDLE GEORGIA CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 232; Location: 1686 WILLIAMSON ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • COVENANT ACADEMY INC. (Students: 229; Location: 4652 AYERS ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • WOODFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 4500 CHAPEL HILL DRIVE; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • ERNEST SALOOM ACADEMY (Students: 22; Location: 1441 WILLIAMSON RD; Grades: 7 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Macon:

  • WEAVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,132; Location: 2570 HEATH ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 990; Location: 6260 SKIPPER ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HERITAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 928; Location: 6050 THOMASTON ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MCEVOY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 845; Location: 1751 WILLIAMSON ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 810; Location: 4965 NORTHSIDE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MILLER MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 801; Location: 751 HENDLEY STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 5910 ZEBULON ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • APPLING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 1210 SHURLING DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BERND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 4160 OCMULGEE EAST BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BURDELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 972 FORT HILL STREET; Grades: KG – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Macon:

  • PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 440; Location: 151 MADISON STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOSEPH S SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 905 HIGH STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST PETER CLAVER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 133 WARD STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RIVERSIDE CHILDREN’S CENTER (Students: 148; Location: 735 PIERCE AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST ANDREWS MONTESSORI PRESCHOO (Students: 85; Location: 501 BASS RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • M.A. EVANS GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 345 EDWARDS AVENUE; Grades: KG – 1)
  • BETHANY JR ACADEMY EARLY LEARN (Students: 30; Location: 2742 MILLERFIELD RD; Grades: KG – 6)
  • MONTESSORI OF MACON (Students: 24; Location: 436 FOREST HILL RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WORLD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADE (Students: 18; Location: 5028 BLOOMFIELD ROAD; Grades: 2 – 10)
  • WIMBISH ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 640 WIMBISH ROAD; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Macon:

  • MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $5,948,178; Location: 1180 WASHINGTON AVENUE; 515,027 books; 2,558 audio materials; 1,149 video materials; 730 serial subscriptions)