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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.

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. 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.


  • Profile: Small city / military town
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 354
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: MacOn
  • Zip Codes: MacOn (zip 31206)

Quick Facts About MacOn

    The unemployment rate in MacOn (zip 31206) is 8.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. MacOn (zip 31206) jobs have Increased by 0.08 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, MacOn (zip 31206)'s cost of living is 18.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, MacOn (zip 31206)'s population is 30,332 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.04 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in MacOn (zip 31206) is $72,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.10 percent.
    MacOn (zip 31206) public schools spend $9,851 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in MacOn (zip 31206).

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