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Macon County, Tennessee

Macon County, Tennessee
Macon County Courthouse in Lafayette
Seal of Macon County, Tennessee
Seal
Map of Tennessee highlighting Macon County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1842
Named for Nathaniel Macon[1]
Seat Lafayette
Largest city Lafayette
Area
 • Total 307 sq mi (795 km2)
 • Land 307 sq mi (795 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.03%
Population
 • (2010) 22,248
 • Density 72/sq mi (28/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .govmaconcountytn

Macon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,248.[2] Its county seat is Lafayette.[3]

Macon County is part of the Nashville-DavidsonMufreesboroFranklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent Counties 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Old Galen Elementary School building near Lafayette

Macon County was formed in 1842 from parts of Smith and Sumner counties. It was named in honor of the late Revolutionary War veteran and United States Senator, Nathaniel Macon.[4] The county seat was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.[1]

The county's second-largest city, Red Boiling Springs, thrived as a mineral springs resort in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Three hotels from this period– the Donoho, the Thomas House, and the Armour– are still standing.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 307 square miles (800 km2), of which 307 square miles (800 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.03%) is water.[5] The county is located amidst the northeastern Highland Rim, and is generally rugged and hilly.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Macon County[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 20,386 people, 7,916 households, and 5,802 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 8,894 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.86% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,916 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,867, and the median income for a family was $37,577. Males had a median income of $28,170 versus $20,087 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,286. About 11.30% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 25.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Martha Carver, "Macon County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 11 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 195. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Official site
  • Macon County Chamber of Commerce
  • Tennessee Central Economic Alliance for Macon County
  • Macon County at DMOZ
  • Macon County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county

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