Madison is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 47,959 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 87.40% 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 (13.85%), office and administrative support (11.83%), and computer science and math (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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Madison is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Madison area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Madison is a pretty powerful place. 57.40% 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 $42,487, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,948 for a family of four.
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 Langs. of India.