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 92.51% 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 (18.36%), sales jobs (13.78%), and healthcare (10.92%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.23% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.
If knowledge is power, Madison is a pretty powerful place. 66.12% 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 $53,221, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,884 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.