Macon is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 116 people and just one neighborhood, Macon is the 548th largest community in North Carolina. Macon has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Macon real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Macon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Macon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Macon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Macon who work in teaching (44.78%), sales jobs (16.42%) and office and administrative support (14.93%).
Of important note, Macon is also a town of artists. Macon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Macon’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Macon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Macon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Macon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Macon may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Macon spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Macon is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Macon isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Macon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.