Why Macon

Macon, GA

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

Visit Macon

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.

Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Augusta Chamber of Commerce

Savannah Chamber of Commerce

Albany Chamber of Commerce

Government

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

Macon-Bibb County

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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