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Posted on: February 25, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Madison Determined Fastest Growing City in Alabama

Census data released yesterday showed Madison, AL as the fastest growing city in Alabama and now the 10th largest city in the state. Madison’s population is now at 42,938 which is a 46.4% growth over the 2000 census.

“This is no surprise to the residents that live here nor our staff that are working hard to support those residents”, said Mayor Paul Finley.

Madison has become a very popular destination for families that value a high quality of life and top rated education for their children, but also retiree’s that want to be close to their children and grandchildren. Couple that with its proximity to large employment centers such as Redstone Arsenal and Cummings Research Park, the city of Madison has become a highlighted area to live when people are considering relocation to the Tennessee Valley.

“It is wonderful to be in such a thriving area” said Finley. ”But with this growth comes unique challenges with infrastructure such as roads, schools, water, and sewer that need innovative approaches. That is why it is critical for us to increase our sales tax base through economic development and strengthen our partnerships around the region to overcome these challenges.”

Census data also indicated Limestone County as one of the highest growth rate counties in the state. The city of Madison has grown in geography into Limestone County over the past 10 years and its expansive growth can also be attributed to Madison.

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