Madison, AL
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Madison is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 46,962 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the tenth largest community in Alabama.

Madison real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Madison house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Madison is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Madison is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madison who work in management occupations (14.72%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and architecture and engineering (10.24%).

Also of interest is that Madison has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Madison is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Madison’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Madison. 55.16% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Madison in 2010 was $42,284, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,136 for a family of four. However, Madison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Madison is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Madison home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Madison residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Madison include English, Irish, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Madison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.