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 88.63% 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 (13.95%), office and administrative support (12.39%), and architecture and engineering (10.25%).

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.

Because of many things, Madison is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Madison really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Madison perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Madison is a pretty powerful place. 56.10% of the adults in Madison have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Madison in 2010 was $41,596, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,384 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, Italian, and European.

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