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Madison, CT
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Living in Madison



Madison is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 17,565 people and four associated neighborhoods, Madison is the 67th largest community in Connecticut.

Madison home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Madison real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Of important note, Madison is also a town of artists. Madison has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Madison’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Madison telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 22.09% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 town’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.

One of the nice things about Madison is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Madison, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.53 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Madison, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Madison is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.81% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Madison in 2022 was $81,103, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $324,412 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Madison include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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