County Profile

Existing Business and Industry

Noxubee County is home to a wide variety of businesses, including five large firms employing between 65 and 230 workers. The county’s top industries include poultry processing and marketing, lumber milling, fish production and processing, and equipment trailer manufacturing. Learn more about Noxubee County businesses.


Christmas Rocking Chairs, Photo by Jewel Miller

Christmas Rocking Chairs, Photo by Jewel Miller

Just under 12,000 people reside in Noxubee County. One-third live in the county’s three largest towns. More than half of the residents (56%) are between the ages of 20 and 64. Thirty-two percent are high school graduates, and 15% hold an associate degree or higher. The household median income is $27,649. See more detailed demographic information.

Work Force

Noxubee County’s labor force comprises 4,399 workers, most of whom are employed in 345 businesses and industries. The greatest proportion work in service businesses (33%), followed by manufacturing (18%), retail trade (14%), and wholesale trade (10%). The employment rate in the county is 82%, and the average manufacturing wage is $37,917. View detailed information about the work force in Noxubee County.


Four-lane US Highway 45 traverses Noxubee County, connecting the three largest communities with suppliers and markets from Chicago to Mobile. It also provides quick access to the cities and regional airport in the nearby Golden Triangle area. Rail service is provided by Kansas City Southern Railway. Commercial air service is available at Golden Triangle Regional Airport (35 miles from Macon) and at Jackson-Evers Municipal Airport (130 miles) in Jackson, which operates an air cargo logistics center. The presence of FedEx world headquarters in Memphis assures rapid global package service. Two ports on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway provide connectivity to deepwater ports on the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more about highway, waterway, railroad, and trucking transportation options.


Electrical service in Macon is provided by the city Electric and Water Department, while other parts of the county are served by 4-County Electric Power Association. In the county’s three largest communities, municipal governments provide water and sewer services. Two commercial providers and one municipality supply natural gas. Telephone service is available from AT&T, and six providers compete for Internet connectivity. The county has one cable television provider in addition to the services of two satellite television companies. See complete listings of electric, water, sewer, and other utility providers.