Macon, GA
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Macon is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 89,981 people and 45 constituent neighborhoods, Macon is the seventh largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Macon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Macon is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Macon who work in office and administrative support (14.85%), sales jobs (13.84%), and management occupations (7.74%).

The population of Macon overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Macon, 23.81% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Macon in 2010 was $21,608, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,432 for a family of four. However, Macon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Macon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Macon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Macon residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Macon include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Macon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.