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Madison, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Madison is the 2nd largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 243,967 as of July 1, 2016. Madison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Madison is located at latitude 43.0878 and longitude -89.4299 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Madison (see map below) encompass a land area of 76.69 sq. miles and a water area of 17.23 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 873 feet.

The City of Madison (GNIS ID: 1583625) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Madison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Madison, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 243,967
Population in Households 233,290
Population in Familes 142,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,677
Population Density1 3,181
Diversity Index2 48
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108,384
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 49,846
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 114,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,058 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 57,326 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,450 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $226,356
Average Home Value $265,057
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,419
Average Household Income $74,388
Per Capita Income $33,437
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 1.0%
Households 0.94% 1.15%
Families 0.72% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Madison, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 15 98th
Diversity Index2 # 35 96th
Median Household Income # 291 62nd
Per Capita Income # 93 88th

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