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What Bert Has To Say About Macon Metro Area

Macon is a typical Mid-sized Southern city in both appearance and feel, with roots as a textile mill town. The downtown area has a large and well-used riverfront park, and the city has more entries on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city in Georgia. The area has a richer cultural and art presence than many others of its type. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame highlights state music achievements, and the city is well known for Southern-style music, food and restaurants. Three hospitals add a strong healthcare presence.

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  • Profile: Small city / military town
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 354
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Macon
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Quick Facts About Macon

    The unemployment rate in Macon is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Macon jobs have Increased by 0.54 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Macon's cost of living is 15.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Macon's population is 155,023 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 45.41 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Macon is $108,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -13.32%.
    Macon public schools spend $10,800 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Macon.

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Not a great place especially for young people

Macon is not a place I would really recommend anyone raising their children and if you happen to live there then stay in northern macon since that's the only place... (Read More)



Macon, GA

graduation rate at Southwest HS is up to 38%!! Difficult to sell a house when people moving to Macon look at the public education system, high crime yet highest... (Read More)



Feels like a developing nation

It is the least progressive place I have ever lived; it has the most amount of churches per capita, yet the 8th highest crime per capita in the nation. Many gangs,... (Read More)



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