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 (13.53%), office and administrative support (10.59%), and teaching (8.71%).

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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Madison has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Madison has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Madison than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Madison may be for you.

The citizens of Madison are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.48% of adults in Madison have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Madison in 2010 was $20,180, 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 $80,720 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 European.

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