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

Macon County was founded in 1842. Macon was created by taking area from Smith and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Macon had a population of 22,057 people. This is an increase of 8.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,386 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Macon represented 0.36% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 62nd most populous county (out of 95 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201022,248+9.13%+0.87% since 2009
200922,057+8.2%+0.23% since 2008
200822,007+7.95%+1.44% since 2007
200721,695+6.42% 
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200020,386The Last Census

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

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Websites for Macon County

Official Website:   www.maconcountytn.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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