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: 30.46 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 a stable outlook (Standard & Poors)
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 (additional demographics link)


DataNational Average
City of Madison (2020 Census) Population56,933

Madison County (2020 Census) Population388,153

Limestone County (2020 Census) Population103,570
50-Mile Radius Population1.1 Million
Growth Rate since 201032.5%

Average Household Income$112,609
Median Household Income$99,188$55,322
Median Individual Income$42,385$27,419
Households with Income Greater than $75,00059%37%
Median Household Expenditures$77,792

Bachelor's Degree or Higher56%30%
Total Housing Units (2017)18,042136M
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 28% / Own  72%Rent 36% / Own 64%
Value of New Construction in 2017$220 Million
MaleFemaleMedian AgeUnder 20 Years20 – 64 YearsOver 65 years 


Black or African American8,23516.8%
Hispanic or Latino2,2164.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native2250.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.1%
Two or More Races1,1572.36%
Other Races1040.21%

Source: http://auburn.edu/outreach/gedi/knowyourcommunity/demographics.htm

For additional demographics, visit MadisonIDB.com