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Quick Facts
Madison is a city known for its quaint downtown, high-quality schools and concentration of well-educated professionals.  The community 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 the love to live here.

Geographic Location

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


Municipal 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
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 $92,965
Households with Income Greater than $75,000  58%
Total Housing Units (2017) 18,042
Residential Median Home Value $231,700
Residential Home Median Sale Price $180,000
Median Gross Rent (per Month) $857
Value of Construction in 2011 $112,757,000

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 37.0 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.

For additional demographics, visit MadisonIDB.com

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