Workforce & Demographics



Macon County: Population: 15,209

Labor Force: 7,411

Employed Workers in 60-mile radius: 279,600

(Source: GSG 2022)


Tech Education and Two-Year Degrees

  • Macon Area Career and Technical Education Center, High school students from eight area districts learn strong STEM skills while they’re trained in auto technology, computer programing, industrial welding, building trades, business technology and more.
  • Grand River Technical School, located in Chillicothe (1 hr), has programs in diesel mechanics, EMT, industrial mechanics, welding and computer technology.
  • Kirksville Area Technical Center (30 min), offers programs in agriculture, automotive technology, health careers & nursing, and construction trades.
  • Moberly Area Community College, located in Moberly (30 min), offers degrees in Agriculture, Health Science, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing are also offered. 

Four-Year Degrees and Graduate Degrees

  • Truman State University, located in Kirksville (30 min) has an enrollment of more than 6,000 undergraduates and over 300 postgraduates. It offers programs in agricultural science, business administration, liberal arts, healthcare, etc.
  • A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Kirksville (35 min), a non-profit graduate school focusing on health sciences, and the world’s first osteopathic medical school. In addition, it offers programs in dentistry and health management.
  • Central Methodist University, located in Fayette (1 hr), offers degrees in a myriad of disciplines, including Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, Pre-Engineering, and Business.

Macon County has a higher educational attainment level than the U.S. average.


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