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The city of Macon is located in Macon County<1> and is the County Seat for Macon County.

The location of Macon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Macon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

When the people of Macon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Maconite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Macon has a population of 5,347 people<4> (see below for details).

Macon is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Macon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Macon: (660)

The ZIP code for Macon: 63552<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Macon had an population of 5,347 people. This is a decrease of 2.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Macon had a population of 5,471 people (which is 35.15% of the total population of Macon County). This makes Macon the county's most populous community.

The population of Macon represents 0.09% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 120th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,471 people, the population of Macon decreased 1.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,538 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Macon.

Communities Also Named Macon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Macon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Macon.

Communities near Macon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Macon.

  • La Plata
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Clarence
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Atlanta
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
  • Callao
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Cairo
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
  • New Cambria
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cambria <7>
  • Jacksonville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
  • Elmer
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
  • Ethel
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Leonard
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Macon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Macon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Macon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Macon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Macon. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Macon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Macon ...

Looking for more information about Macon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Macon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Macon.

Adding Macon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Macon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Macon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Macon post office opened in 1892.

We also found Macon in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Macon.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Macon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Macon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Macon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Macon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Macon.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Macon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Macon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Macon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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