Macon, Georgia 

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Population

153,621

+66.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

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Best Places to Live in Macon, Georgia

Small city / military town - Central Georgia, 80 miles southeast of Atlanta. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Macon, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Macon, GA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living and housing
Historic interest
Healthcare
Cons
Summer heat
Property crime
Entertainment


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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Georgia
County: Bibb County
Metro Area: Macon Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Macon
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 354 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Macon is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Macon jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Macon's cost of living is 25.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Macon's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Bibb county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.3% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Macon's population is 153,621 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 66.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Macon is Real Estate: $78,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.7%.

SCHOOLS
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. More Education



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Housing Market in Macon

It's a good time to buy in Macon. Home Appreciation is up 10.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Macon is $78,400.

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Reviews for Macon   20 Reviews
It Is What You Make It - 12/23/2020
I've survived thus far. Sure, Macon can be a little rough around the edges. It's kind of caught in the middle of Atlanta and Miami, so you can guess what goes on here. ... Read More

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Population growth - 7/2/2018
I lived in Macon, GA for most of my life. It should be noted that a large portion of the population growth reported is a result of the City of Macon merging with Bibb... Read More

Lost in Time - 6/11/2018
Macon,Georgia was once a great city , but now Macon has declined to the point of bankruptcy.Crooked politicians and greedy community leaders who stuffed their pockets... Read More


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