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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$681
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Macon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    316
    283
  • Murder
    20
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    253
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,186
    500
  • Theft
    4,736
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    536
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,773
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Macon Reviews

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Big employers left years ago, leaving many neighborhoods abandoned. Armed robberies and attempted/successful homicides are significant. Public schools are among the lowest in the state. We rented during our residency. We would not have purchased a home here, however it would have been quite affordable.
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I love that Macon is working on being more culturally aware. It is a small town but it has a rich history which you can get to know about if you take the time to do so. I would recommend visiting the Tubman Museum which has great customer service and also the GA Sports Hall of Fame. There are several colleges in the area as well so you can always meet new people and if you attend "First Friday" you can get a taste of the night life. It is very easy to network if you attend events in the area. And don't forget about the food! There are many tasty restaurants to eat at downtown and you don't have to break the bank to do do either!
Only a specific part of town is safe. Macon is going downhill. Lived here my whole life and I HATE it. People here are racists. If you are not rich you are a no body. They are in debt and not trying to make it better. The government here sucks, they do not care about you. Only upside is famous movie stars, bands and singers have lived here before they became famous. Movies are being made in downtown Macon so get to meet famous people. Macon is a cross between country and city life. Not busy or a lot of traffic at all.