Quick Facts

Madison is a city known for its quaint downtown, high-quality schools and concentration of well-educated professionals. The city features the charm of warm southern hospitality in a family-friendly community. Madison is a great place to raise children or start a business with lower cost of living, retirement opportunities, recreational offerings, and people that are proud to say they love to live here.

Geographic Location

Madison Location Map

Latitude / Longitude: 34.6992 N, 86.7483 W
Area: 23.3 square miles
Counties: Madison & Limestone
Date of incorporation: 1869
Value of construction in 2016: $161,990,091
Ranking: 10th Largest city in Alabama, Fastest growing city in Alabama

Climate Averages

Seasons Tiles

Annual Temp: 60° F
January Temp: 39° F
July Temp: 79° F
Annual Rain Fall: 56 inches

Municipal Organization & Services

Type of Government: Mayor / Council
Annual City Operating Budget: Approximately $36 million
City Bond Rating: Aa2 (Moody's) and AA+ with stable outlook (Standard & Poor's)
Municipal Zoning, Subdivision: Yes

Fire Insurance Class: ISO Class 1, Public Protection Classification Rating. Madison Fire & Rescue became only 1 of 2 fire departments in the State of Alabama, and is 1 of only 133 nationally to have achieved this prestigious and significant ranking out of the approximately 49,000 fire districts that ISO evaluates. Insurance companies use ISO information combined with other factors to establish local business and residential property insurance rates - generally offering lower premiums in communities with better protection. With the new Class 1 rating, Madison residents and businesses should enjoy the lowest fire insurance rating in the industry.

Demographics 

Characteristic



Data

National Average
City of Madison (2017 estimated) Population
48,511

Madison County (2015 estimated) Population
356,967

50-Mile Radius Population
1.1 Million
Growth Rate since 2010
9.4%

Average Household Income
$112,609

Median Household Income
$95,423
$55,322
Median Individual Income$42,385$27,419
Households with Income Greater than $75,000
59%
37%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
57%30%
Total Housing Units (2017)
18,042
136M
Residential Median Home Value
$233,600
$184,700
Residential Home Median Sale Price
$180,000
$326,800
Median Gross Rent (per Month)
$864
$949
Rent vs. Own


Rent 30% / Own  70%Rent 36% / Own 64%
Value of New Construction in 2017
$220 Million
HISTORICAL CENSUS POPULATION 1960 – 2010
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
1,435
3,086
4,057
14,904
29,329
42,938
AGE & GENDER
Male
Female
Median Age
Under 20 Years
20 – 64 Years
Over 65 years 
22,552
23,038
37.6
35.3%
55.6%
9.2%

 

Race
Number
Percentage
White
34,121
74.8%
Black or African American
6,623
14.5%
Hispanic or Latino
2,082
4.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native
392
0.9%
Asian
2,570
5.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
99
0.2%
Two or More Races
1,546
3.4%
Other Races
355
0.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

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