About Macon

While the City of Macon offers a strategic location for business and industry, situated at the intersection of Interstates 75 and 16 in the heart of Georgia, it’s also a great place to live. Macon-Bibb County is filled with cultural and entertainment opportunities and events that celebrate its diverse demographics. Recreation is a highlight, with more than 35 parks for residents to enjoy. Macon is a healthcare destination, with three major hospitals providing world-class care with heart, cancer, and transplant facilities, and excellent healthcare options. Macon also shines in education, with a strong public school system, numerous private school options, four quality college and universities and a successful technical college.

Tourism/Annual Events

  • Home to 10 historic districts
  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
  • Harriet Tubman African American Museum
  • Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Georgia State Fair

Demographics

Macon-Bibb County Population: 156,462
African-American: 53%
Caucasian: 43.5%
Hispanic: 3.2%
Asian: 1.8%
Native American: 0.3%
Median Household Income: $37,920

Location

Macon is located slightly southeast of the center of the state, between Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, and Albany.

Government

Macon-Bibb County is a consolidated government lead by a mayor and a nine-member county commission elected to four-year terms.

Weather/Geography

  • Annual high temperature: 76.4°F
  • Annual low temperature: 52.5°F
  • Average temperature: 64.4°F
  • Average annual precipitation – rainfall: 45.72 inch
  • Land area: 249.76 sq. miles
  • Situated on the Ocmulgee River
  • 354 ft. above sea level
  • Situated on the Fall Line where the Piedmont region meets the flat Coastal Plains

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