Macon, GA
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Macon is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 152,760 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 (14.93%), sales jobs (12.74%), and healthcare (7.29%).

Macon has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Macon has quite a high level of public transit users. Macon’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The education level of Macon citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.35% of adults in Macon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Macon in 2010 was $22,410, 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 $89,640 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, Scottish, and Italian.

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