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Macon County, Tennessee

Macon County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 20,386. Its county seat is Lafayette6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 796 km² (307 mi²). 795 km² (307 mi²) of it is land and 0 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.02% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 20,386 people, 7,916 households, and 5,802 families residing in the county. The population density is 26/km² (66/mi²). There are 8,894 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.86% White, 0.22% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,916 households out of which 35.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% are non-families. 23.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,867, and the median income for a family is $37,577. Males have a median income of $28,170 versus $20,087 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,286. 15.10% of the population and 11.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.00% are under the age of 18 and 25.40% are 65 or older.

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