Macon-Bibb County

67 Ranks better than 51% of areas

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Macon-Bibb County is a mid-sized city located in the state of Georgia. The city has a population of 153,925 residents. Macon-Bibb County is mostly populated by White (42%) and Black or African American (54%) ethnic groups. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Macon-Bibb County. With average one way commute time of only 21 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Macon-Bibb County is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Macon-Bibb County and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Macon-Bibb County to Georgia and the national average.

Macon-Bibb County, GA receives 67 out of 100 for it’s livability score; this results in a ranking of #210 in Georgia and #14,158 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Macon-Bibb County has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and weather (B). Macon-Bibb County does not rank well for the following: crime (F), education (D-), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Macon-Bibb County is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Macon-Bibb County come in at $117,000, which is 23.2% lower than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Macon-Bibb County, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Georgia average.

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Compare Macon-Bibb County, GA Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Macon-Bibb County, GA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
The Rock, GA8336.2191
Robins AFB, GA8114.11,337
Centerville, GA7614.77,576
Payne, GA752.8269
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Gray, GA7512.33,281
Heron Bay, GA7247.34,042
Hardwick, GA7128.43,356
Jackson, GA7136.64,950
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Macon, Where Urbanity Coincides with Nature

Attractions8/10
Community7/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping7/10
Living in Macon is a great option for those looking for a larger city south of Atlanta that still retains a small-town feel. I can always find something to do such as attending regular street parties, touring historical homes and visiting the annual Cherry Blossom festival. There are not as many well-maintained city parks and swimming pools as would normally be expected, but there are a multitude of water-based activities on the Ocmulgee River and Lake Tobesofkee. Macon offers many economic opportunities for work. Companies such as the Medical Center of Central Georgia, YKK and Geico average between 500-6000 employees each, and new businesses locate to the area often, like the new fulfillment center from Amazon that was announced in October, 2017. Robins Air Force Base, located just 20 miles from Macon, employs 5,938 service members, 13,686 federal civilians, 1,843 contractors, 587 NAF employee and 176 AAFES employees. Mercer University and Middle Georgia State University are both large higher education institutions that are located in Macon, and both are excellent schools with a number of desirable programs and degrees. I attended Middle Georgia State College and enjoyed the classes and the attractive campus.
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Source: The Macon-Bibb County, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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