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  Macon County  

  Population
         
  Population Macon County Tennessee
  Population 2000: 20,386 5,689,283
  Population Change 1990-2000: 28.2% 16.7%
  Percent Urban 2000: 18.5% 63.6%
  Percent Nonwhite: 2.1% 19.8%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000


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  Education
         
  Education Level of Adults 2000                  1990            
  Adults with a high school/GED diploma or above: 8,022 5,054
  Adults with nine or more years of education
but no diploma:
2,641 1,719
  Adults with less than nine years of education: 2,668 3,506
 
Source: Adults 25 and older, U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Percent of Adults 25 and Over with a High School or
GED Diploma in 2000
2000 1990
  High County: 90.1% 82.0%
  Macon County: 60.2% 49.0%
  Low County: 55.2% 37.0%
  State Average: 75.9% 57.9%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Local Expenditures Per Pupil
In Average Daily Attendance for the School Year 2002
2002 1990
  High District: $8,502 $2,724
  Macon County: $5,447 $574
  Low District: $4,427 $385
  State Average: $6,094 $1,124
 
Source: TN Education Association 2002
   
 

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  Economic
         
  Employment by Occupation 2000 1990
  Management/Professional: 17.0% 19.5%
  Service: 10.8% 12.1%
  Sales/Office: 20.5% 29.7%
  Farming/Fishing/Forestry: 2.0% 4.2%
  Construction/Extraction/Maintenance: 15.5% 7.0%
  Production/Transportation/Material Moving: 34.1% 27.5%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Per Capita Income for 2000 2000 1990
  High County: $32,496 $19,339
  Macon County: $15,286 $10,158
  Low County: $10,794 $6,266
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Unemployment Rate 2002
2002 1990
  High District: 11.5% 14.3%
  Macon County: 6.1% - 530 persons 7.2% - 550 persons
  Low District: 2.4% 2.6%
 
Source: TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Sept. 2002
   
       
  Percent of Persons Below the Poverty Level 2000 2000 1990
  High County: 29.4% 40.0%
  Macon County: 15.1% - 3,038 persons 19.3% - 3,039 persons
  Low County: 4.7% 5.8%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
 

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Data Assembled by the Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee
Last Updated: December 16, 2002