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Overview

Introduction to Macon, Missouri

Macon, Missouri, in Macon county, is located 55 miles N of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 121 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri.

Macon History

Macon was first settled in 1852 by James T. Haley. Prior to that immigrants from Virginia and Kentucky ventured the area in 1829. Macon was platted in 1856. The city was named after a Revolutionary War veteran called Nathaniel Macon. It became the county seat of Macon County in 1863. Previously, Bloomington was the county seat. The city was originally served by the Hannibal and St. Joseph Line and Northwest Railroad.

Macon and nearby Attractions

  • Long Branch State Park
  • Thomas Hill Lake
  • Walt Disney Hometown Museum
  • Pershing - The Boyhood Home of Gen. John J.
  • Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Still National Osteopathic Museum

Things To Do In Macon

One can visit the Stephens Park, while staying in Macon. The Still Hildreth Lake and Macon Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. It is worth taking a look around the Crossroads Church. The Long Branch State Park offers amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The city also provides easy access to Adair County Historical Society Museum, Walt Disney Hometown Museum, and Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site. Apart from these, the city hosts the Macon County Town and County Fair every year in the month of July.

Macon Transportation

Kirksville Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Macon Higher Education

Potential students can pursue higher education through Truman State University, Columbia College, and University of Missouri - Columbia.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,463
Male Share of the Population44.4%
Female Share of the Population55.6%
Senior Citizens23.1%
Employed Population 16+2,225
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$24,526
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,276
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,469

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,583
% Above Poverty Level78.7%
% Below Poverty Level21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone38.2%
Median Gross Rent$437
Median House Value$86,900

Ancestry

German27.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.3%
English7.9%
Irish7.3%
Italian4.5%
Welsh3.1%
Scottish1.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.8%
Polish0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Macon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macon County
Standard Zip Codes63552
Phone Area Codes660
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.73
Approximate Longitude-92.47

Macon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLONG BRANCH RESERVOIR
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 90 F
Oct Temp40 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationSHELBINA
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationBROOKFIELD
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlanta556$43,125
Bevier711$47,500
Callao356$30,625
Clarence947$40,625
Jacksonville143$36,731
New Cambria153$45,750

Macon Public Libraries

Macon Public Library
210 N RUTHERFORD ST
Macon, Missouri
(660) 385-3314

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Macon Hospitals

Macon County Samaritan Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1205 North Missouri
(660) 385-8700

Macon Public Schools

Family Literacy Ctr.
204 Crescent
ZIP: 63552
(660) 385-2061
Other
Macon Area Voc. Sch.
702 N Missouri
ZIP: 63552
(660) 385-2158
High
Macon Elem.
702 N Missouri
ZIP: 63552
(660) 385-2118
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Macon Middle
702 N Missouri
ZIP: 63552
(660) 385-2189
Middle
Total Enrollment 306
Macon Sr. High
702 N Missouri
ZIP: 63552
(660) 385-5748
High
Total Enrollment 435

Macon Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
401 N Rubey St
ZIP: 63552
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Tri-county Christian School
604 H B C Rd
ZIP: 63552
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
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