Madison is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 7,270 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the 15th largest community in South Dakota.
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 city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madison who work in food service (13.04%), sales jobs (10.60%), and office and administrative support (8.21%).
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 there are quite a few people attending college in Madison, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Madison provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One of the benefits of Madison is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.78 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Madison citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.53% of adults in Madison have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Madison in 2018 was $24,590, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,360 for a family of four. However, Madison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Madison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.