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Overview
Population:91,604
Pop. Change:-5%
State: Georgia
Metro Area: Macon Metro Area
County: Bibb County
City:Macon
Zip Code:31210, 31204, ... 7 total
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Macon's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
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Macon Metro Area

Profile: Small city / military town

Location: Central Georgia, 80 miles southeast of Atlanta

Elevation: 354

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Macon is a typical Mid-sized Southern city in both appearance and feel, with roots as a textile mill town. The downtown area is a mixed bag but 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 health care presence. The central location and a business friendly environment have attracted an assortment of manufacturers and distributors, including automotive and aerospace firms. Warner Robins is a military town 15 miles south supporting the large Warner Robins Air Force Base. Area downsides include high property crime, low educational attainment, and relatively few entertainment options. The area is close, but not that close, to Atlanta, and the part it is closest to, the south side, is least attractive. That said, Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is relatively close, and convenience to Atlanta offers some advantages. Bottom line: Macon offers small town advantages in the shadow of a big city in a genuine Southern setting,

The city sits where the Piedmont plateau meets the broad coastal plain, giving some hills to the west and broad, flat forests, farmland and wetlands to the southeast. Most of the surrounding countryside is wooded except for a few farms. At the border of subtropical and continental influences, Macon is well situated to escape climatic extremes. In summer, warm, humid periods are cooled by dry northwesterly winds as well as by showers and thunderstorms. Some storms are severe, with tornadoes observed every year in adjacent counties. The Appalachians block some cold air in the winter. Snow occurs occasionally especially in surrounding hilly areas, but amounts are usually small. First freeze is early November, last is mid-March.

Interesting Facts about Macon, Georgia

As of 2014, Macon's population is 91,604 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.56 percent.

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The median home cost in Macon is $54,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.10 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Macon's cost of living is 21.40% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Macon public schools spend $9,851 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Macon.

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The unemployment rate in Macon is 8.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Macon jobs have Increased by 0.08 percent.


Ranked #95 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #297 Best Green Cities
Ranked #302 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Macon

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Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Macon's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes