Madison, CT
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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 18,223 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the 64th 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.

Madison is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Madison is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madison who work in management occupations (17.44%), healthcare (12.70%), and sales jobs (11.68%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.55% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Madison is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Madison is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Madison a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Madison has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Madison’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Madison is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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 65.07% 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 2010 was $52,413, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,652 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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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

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