Madison is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,118 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the 291st largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Madison is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Madison is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madison who work in sales jobs (16.88%), office and administrative support (12.06%), and teaching (8.27%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Madison is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Madison doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Madison rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.61% of adults 25 and older in Madison have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Madison in 2010 was $21,861, 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 $87,444 for a family of four.
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 English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Madison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Chinese.