Madison, NC
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Madison is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,197 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the 291st largest community in North Carolina.

Madison is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Madison is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madison who work in sales jobs (13.79%), office and administrative support (13.68%), and teaching (6.73%).

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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Madison has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Madison a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The citizens of Madison are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.94% of adults in Madison have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Madison in 2010 was $20,699, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,796 for a family of four. However, Madison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Madison is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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, Polish, and Scots-Irish.

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