Madison, MS
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Madison is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 26,031 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the 13th largest community in Mississippi.

Madison real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, 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 92.41% 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 (16.07%), sales jobs (14.37%), and healthcare (12.31%).

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.

Residents of Madison by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 93.68% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Madison may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.

Being a small city, Madison does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from 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 62.54% 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 $46,999, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,996 for a family of four.

Madison is a somewhat 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 Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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