Macon is located slightly southeast of the center of the state. It is located between Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, and Albany. Macon is a part of the Historic South, “an area which mixes a rich cultural heritage of music and literature with bountiful agriculture, landmarks of the past, and a calendar filled with entertaining festivals of all sorts."
In 2002, Bibb County’s per capita income was $22,475.
The County has a diverse population that is 49 percent white and 48 percent black. The remaining 3 percent comprises a mixture of other ethnicities.
Macon is well situated to escape climate extremes. The climate is a blend of the maritime and continental types. In short, the climate is truly equable.
The twelve month average temperature is 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Macon experiences highs in the summer of mid 90’s and lows in the winter in lower 30’s.
Macon lies just southeast of the middle of the state at 354 feet above sea level. The city is conveniently situated on the Ocmulgee River. Much of the area’s terrain is flat and covered with tall pine trees, while Macon’s historic Downtown boasts beautiful cherry trees, shade trees, and numerous parks.
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Macon is a hotspot for tourists not only because of its exceptional climate and its central location, but also because of its scenic attractions. It is home to ten historic districts including Cherokee Heights, East Macon, Macon, Macon Railroad, Pleasant Hill, Shirley Hills, Vineville, Fort Hill, North Highlands, and Tindall Heights. Macon showcases the Hay House, the Old Cannonball House, Sidney Lanier Cottage, Jarrell Plantation and Terminal Station. Tourists and natives alike are welcome to enjoy the history of Rose Hill Cemetery or the old-fashioned Douglas Theatre. What’s more, history is not limited to monuments, architecture, and gravestones. Macon also features the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Museum of Arts & Sciences, the Harriet Tubman African American Museum, and the Georgia Children's Museum.
Macon is bustling with economic development and still values tradition. Several annual events create and strengthen bonds within the community. These events include the Cherry Blossom Festival, Mid Summer Macon, and the Georgia State Fair.
For a more detailed description of these events, please visit www.discovermacon.org.