Macon County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Macon County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, 37,014 people live here.[1] Its county seat is Franklin.[2]

Macon County
Macon County Courthouse in Franklin
Macon County Courthouse in Franklin
Map of North Carolina highlighting Macon County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°09′11″N 83°25′19″W / 35.152959°N 83.421901°W / 35.152959; -83.421901
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forNathaniel Macon
Largest communityFranklin
 • Total519.67 sq mi (1,345.9 km2)
 • Land515.58 sq mi (1,335.3 km2)
 • Water4.09 sq mi (10.6 km2)  0.79%
 • Total37,014
 • Density71.79/sq mi (27.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th


  1. "QuickFacts: Macon County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.