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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Macon County is located in North Carolina with a population of 34,160. Living in Macon County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Macon County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Macon County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$726
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    211.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    107.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    953.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,648.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Macon County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,659
National
$55,322

Macon County Reviews

2 reviews
Macon County, snuggled right in the valley within the Great Smoky Mountains in a sight to see. Mountain range views from all sides, and smiles all around from the lifetime locals that reside there. The seasons are truly remarkable and can be made perfect with a ride through the parkway on a cool fall afternoon. Delicious southern delicacies flood your taste buds at any establishment you partake in, Ms. Lois's diner being an all time favorite of mine. The water is cool and the summer delicately warm in the summer, perfect for some reading in a hammock or sunbathing until the sun goes down. The crisp summer evenings typically consist of a cool breeze, creating the perfect atmosphere for a night in a tent with a campfire close by. I lived in Macon County for over 10 years and overall am so grateful for such a beautiful experience. Time in those beautiful mountains are good for the soul.
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There isn't not much to do in our small town but the people are very loving and everyone seems to know everyone. I moved here in 6th grade and immediately felt at home.