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Macon is a city in Bibb County. (The community straddles Bibb and Jones counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Nathaniel Macon, soldier and legislator.

The latitude of Macon is 32.840N. The longitude is -83.632W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 95,267.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,405
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Macon demographic reports
Macon is on the Ocmulgee River.
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Hawkins
· Newtown
Public transportation: Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 647. The number of murders and homicides was 18. The violent crime rate was 6.7 per 1,000 people.
Macon received national attention for 1971 motorcycle accident that killed musician Duane Allman.
Well-known residents have included:
· Little Richard, musician
· Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr., astronaut
· Allman Brothers, rock group
Local festivals include:
  • Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival - March 16-25, 2007
  • Georgia State Fair - Sept. 24-30, 2007
  • Hay Day Family Festival - Sept. 27, 2007
  • Georgia Music Week - Sept. 10-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Macon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Ocmulgee National Monument, Tubman African American Museum, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Sidney Lanier Cottage, Museum of Arts and Sciences
Colleges and universities: Macon College, Wesleyan College, Central Georgia Technical College, Mercer University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Macon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bibb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Macon area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31201 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Macon residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Macon ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Macon was $16,082, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Macon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Macon festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Macon include Cherokee Heights District, Macon Historic District, Macon Railroad Industrial District, Pleasant Hill Historic District, Shirley Hills Historic District, Vineville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Macon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.


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Libraries

Libraries in Macon include Riverside Branch Library, Rocky Creek Branch Library, Shurling Branch Library, Washington Memorial Library, West Bibb Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Macon include Macon Area Online, Macon Telegraph

TV stations in Macon include WGNM, WGXA, WMAZ, WMGT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WDCO-FM.

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Bibb County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Macon political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Macon workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 39 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Macon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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