Madison, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 45,799 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +56.2%
Males: 23,080  (50.4%)
Females: 22,719  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35758.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $94,380 (it was $63,849 in 2000)
Madison:

$94,380
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $40,885 (it was $27,821 in 2000)

Madison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $226,332 (it was $137,900 in 2000)
Madison:

$226,332
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $262,939; Detached houses: $271,386; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,869; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $58,917; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,356; Mobile homes: $259,406

Median gross rent in 2013: $885.

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  • Races in Madison, AL (2013)

    Madison races chart
    • 32,81872.9%White alone
    • 6,14513.6%Black alone
    • 3,1927.1%Asian alone
    • 1,6433.6%Hispanic
    • 7611.7%Two or more races
    • 2800.6%American Indian alone
    • 1240.3%Other race alone
    • 150.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Madison detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Madison: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.9%), United States (11.5%), English (11.2%), Irish (9.5%), Scottish (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 23.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,978 people per square mile   (low).

Madison,AL real estate house value index trend

Madison, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Madison:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 58.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Madison city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

1,631 residents are foreign born (3.3% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

5.6%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Madison, Alabama as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Madison to the number of sex offenders is 2,498 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,253 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,193 (0.6%)

Madison satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (8.2 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (82.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (495.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Redstone Arsenal, AL (2.3 miles ), Arsenal, AL (2.4 miles ), Triana-Blackwall, AL (2.4 miles ), Huntsville, AL (2.9 miles ), Triana, AL (3.0 miles ), Harvest, AL (3.1 miles ), Mooresville, AL (3.2 miles) , Athens, AL (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 512 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 1998: 535 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 1999: 500 buildings, average cost: $65,600
  • 2000: 378 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2001: 455 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2002: 559 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2003: 539 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 2004: 693 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2005: 504 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2006: 630 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2007: 364 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2008: 227 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2009: 268 buildings, average cost: $345,800
  • 2010: 281 buildings, average cost: $368,900
  • 2011: 374 buildings, average cost: $332,700
  • 2012: 326 buildings, average cost: $388,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 86.74 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Where Progress Meets Preservation

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,039 (-10.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,747 (20.9%)

Area code: 256

Madison household income distribution Madison home values distribution

Crime rates in Madison by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 121003110
per 100,000 3.46.83.10.00.07.52.42.30.0
Rapes 86887312194
per 100,000 27.220.324.723.317.77.529.044.09.1
Robberies 152115193817262020
per 100,000 50.971.046.255.496.142.662.846.445.6
Assaults 372728365136436366
per 100,000 125.791.386.3104.9129.090.3103.8146.0150.5
Burglaries 154192166160270176166217219
per 100,000 523.0648.9511.7466.4683.0441.3400.7503.0499.3
Thefts 656635843531767669712630805
per 100,000 2,228.02,146.12,598.81,548.01,940.31,677.51,718.71,460.21,835.4
Auto thefts 444755434532475544
per 100,000 149.4158.8169.6125.4113.880.2113.5127.5100.3
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1N/A21N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2.5N/A48.7N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.3) 217.4224.3221.3169.2213.9164.4182.5196.5176.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Madison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 104 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Alabama average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population


Population change in the 1990s: +14,475 (+97.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (15%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Madison: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Madison, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Madison-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Madison city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 17.7 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Madison-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from Madison center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 212.6 miles away from Madison center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Madison topographic map

Birthplace of: Fernandez Lockett - College basketball player (Austin Peay Governors), Jordan Howell - College basketball player (Tennessee Volunteers), Shema Mbyirukira - College basketball player (Birmingham Sou Panthers), Thomas Viglianco - College basketball player (Birmingham Sou Panthers).

Hospitals and medical centers in Madison:

  • FMC ODYSSEY DIALYSIS (40 HUGHES ROAD)
  • MADISON MANOR NH (BOX 350 WALL TRIANA HIGHWAY)
  • MADISON MANOR NURSING HOME (3891 SULLIVAN ST)
  • VALLEY VIEW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (5968 WALL TRIANA HIGHWAY)

Heliports located in Madison:

Operable nuclear power plants near Madison:

  • 17 miles: Browns Ferry 1 and 2 in Decatur, AL.
  • 17 miles: Browns Ferry 3 in Decatur, AL.

Colleges/Universities in Madison:

  • ITT Technical Institute-Madison (Full-time enrollment: 398; Location: 9238 Madison Blvd, Ste 500; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville (FT enrollment: 98; Location: 3810 Sullivan St Ste F; Private, for-profit; Website: www.pmtshuntsville.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Madison:

  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 6 miles; Huntsville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 11 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 13 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Athens State University (about 15 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 45 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Snead State Community College (about 49 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 49 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)

Public high school in Madison:

Private high schools in Madison:

  • MADISON ACADEMY (Students: 786; Location: 325 SLAUGHTER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THREE SPRINGS SCHOOL OF MADISON (Students: 54; Location: 1329 BROWNS FERRY RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Madison:

Private elementary/middle schools in Madison:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 1057 HUGHES RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WALL HIGHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 100; Location: 6597 WALL TRIANA HWY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 87; Location: 4257 SULLIVAN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PREMIER SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 1827 SLAUGHTER RD; Grades: PK - 1)
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Notable locations in Madison: Spencer Industrial Center (A), Madison Industrial Park (B), Putnam Industrial Park (C), Madison Fire and Rescue Station 2 (D), Madison Fire and Rescue Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: East Madison Shopping Center (1), Madison Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison include: Moses Chapel Baptist Church (A), Cedar Acres Church (B), Saint Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Mason Christian Methodist Episcopal Chapel (D), Big Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Berea Church (G), Little Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church (H), Madison Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Clift Cemetery (1), Palmer Cemetery (2), Moore Cemetery (3), Washington Cemetery (4), Whitworth Cemetery (5), Farley Cemetery (6), Faith Memorial Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Wild Hog Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Madison include: Shelton Park (1), Hughs Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Clay House Museum (16 Main Street) (1), Insanity Skate Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 100 Skatepark Road) (2), Capital Trailways (Tours & Charters; 8430 Segers Road) (3), Capital Motor Lines (Tours & Charters; 9091 Madison Boulevard) (4), Elite Travel (Tours & Charters; Huntsville Internati) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Ramada Inn Space Center (8716 Madison Boulevard) (1), Federal Square Motel & Suites (8781 Madison Blvd) (2), Ramada Inn (8716 Madison Boulevard) (3), Huntsville-Days Inn Airport/Space Center (102 Arlington Dr) (4), Radisson Inn Huntsville Arprt (8721 Madison Boulevard) (5), Four Points by Sheraton (1000 Glenn Hearn Boulevard) (6), Holiday Inn Huntsville West-I 565 (9035 Madison Boulevard) (7), Howard Johnson (8721 Madison Boulevard) (8), Motel 6 (8995 Madison Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Madison City - Departmental Offices- Court- Traffic Citation And Court (100 Hughes Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.9. This is about average.

City:

73.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.90
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Madison and their reported violations in the past:

MADISON WATER WORKS & SEWER (Address: 101 Ray Sanderson Drive , Population served: 39,051, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-16-2014 and APR-16-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-16-2014 and APR-16-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-21-2013 and JAN-15-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-21-2013 and JAN-15-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-11-2013 and OCT-20-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2014)
  • 14 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.7% for Black residents, 9.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for American Indian residents, 39.4% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
225 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
45 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010

People in group quarters in Madison in 2000:

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

Madison, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Madison compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Madison (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: South Madison Branch, South Madison, North Madison Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Madison Branch at 7302 Highway 72 West, branch established on 2008/06/30; Hughes Road Branch at 41 Hughes Road, branch established on 2008/02/11. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Madison Branch at 9044 Highway 20 West, branch established on 1986/07/14; Highway 72 West Branch at 7796 Highway 72 West, branch established on 1993/07/24. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: North Madison Branch at 7930 U.S. Highway 72 West, branch established on 1994/12/29; Hughes Road Branch at 25 Hughes Road, branch established on 2005/03/14. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Synovus Bank: Madison Branch at 7770 Highway 72 West, branch established on 2007/01/29; Madison Branch at 11 Hughes Road, branch established on 1997/10/01. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Madison Branch at 3751 Sullivan Street, branch established on 1989/04/11. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • EvaBank: Arlington Place Branch at 3810 Sullivan Street, branch established on 2007/05/07. Info updated 2011/12/20: Bank assets: $352.1 mil, Deposits: $310.4 mil, headquarters in Eva, AL, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank: 8848 Alabama Highway 20 at 8848 Alabama Highway 20, branch established on 1995/05/29. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $242.2 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, headquarters in Huntsville, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • Woodforest National Bank: Madison Branch at 8650 Madison Blvd, branch established on 2009/05/16. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • 7 other banks with 7 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Madison, Alabama:

  • Country Hearth Inn & Suites, 8716 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 258-3800, Fax: (256) 774-8001
  • Days Inn Huntsville Airport, 102 Arlington Dr, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 772-9550, Fax: (256) 772-9550
  • Radisson Huntsville Airport, 8721 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 772-8855, Fax: (256) 464-0783
  • Best Western Plus Madison-Huntsville Hotel, 9035 Madison Boulevard/Hwy 20 W, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 772-7170, Fax: (256) 464-0762
  • Federal Square Motel And Suites, 8781 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 772-8470, Fax: (256) 772-0620
  • Hampton Inn-huntsville/madison, 9225 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 464-8999
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Madison, 122 Cleghorn Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 258-0800, Fax: (256) 258-0805
  • La Quinta Inn And Suites, 105 Westchester Dr, Madison, AL 35758 , Phone: (256) 258-2777, Fax: (256) 258-2778
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Madison, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Alabama average:

11.9

Madison travel time to work - commute Madison mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Madison city (based on Madison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant105,503284
Mainline Protestant35,53372
Catholic14,1576
Black Protestant6,71041
Other6,58727
Orthodox3402
None165,981-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Madison County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Madison County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 177
Madison County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 202
Here:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

30.9%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$75,830$60,6640$0
Other Government Administration 13$41,437$38,2500$0
Judicial and Legal 10$47,063$56,4761$3,899
Police Protection - Officers 78$344,682$53,0280$0
Police - Other 16$47,971$35,97813$9,383
Firefighters 67$306,701$54,9320$0
Fire - Other 3$10,660$42,6400$0
Streets and Highways 34$92,085$32,5010$0
Welfare 5$11,435$27,4442$1,784
Sewerage 4$19,295$57,8852$4,328
Parks and Recreation 11$41,497$45,26924$18,773
Water Supply 38$157,770$49,8222$2,216
Other and Unallocable 40$147,087$44,1260$0
Totals for Government 334$1,343,513$48,27044$40,383

Madison government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $469,000 ($10.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($0.90)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,508,000 ($98.43)
    Regular Highways: $4,172,000 ($91.09)
    Police Protection: $4,048,000 ($88.39)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000,000 ($87.34)
    Sewerage: $3,809,000 ($83.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,201,000 ($69.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,728,000 ($37.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $963,000 ($21.03)
    Financial Administration: $763,000 ($16.66)
    Libraries: $387,000 ($8.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,241,000 ($114.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $6,289,000 ($137.32)
    Central Staff Services: $737,000 ($16.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $194,000 ($4.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000 ($4.04)
    Police Protection: $169,000 ($3.69)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($0.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,094,000 ($242.23)

Madison government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,575,000 ($99.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000 ($11.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $212,000 ($4.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000 ($0.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $515,000 ($11.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $69,000 ($1.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,425,000 ($118.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $708,000 ($15.46)
    Interest Earnings: $241,000 ($5.26)
    Rents: $76,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,414,000 ($118.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $749,000 ($16.35)
    All Other: $52,000 ($1.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,279,000 ($224.44)
    Property: $4,300,000 ($93.89)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,936,000 ($64.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,090,000 ($23.80)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $806,000 ($17.60)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $311,000 ($6.79)
    Other License: $270,000 ($5.90)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $189,000 ($4.13)

Madison government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,785,000 ($2309.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,650,000 ($2284.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,135,000 ($24.78)

Madison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,941,000 ($151.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $590,000 ($12.88)

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,483 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.13%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Limestone County, AL  0.42% ($39,638 average AGI)
from Morgan County, AL  0.34% ($39,647)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($33,736)


5.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($750 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.08%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Limestone County, AL  0.73% ($51,914 average AGI)
to Morgan County, AL  0.29% ($37,187)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($29,314)

Strongest AM radio stations in Madison:

  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WUMP (730 AM; 1 kW; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WKAC (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: LIMESTONE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WBHP (1230 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKI (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: MOUNTAIN MIST MEDIA, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Madison:

  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WYFD (91.7 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAYH (88.1 FM; HARVEST, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W251AC (98.1 FM; CHAPSHAW, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WOCG (90.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: OAKWOOD COLLEGE)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Madison:

  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • W38BQ (Channel 38; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHIQ (Channel 25; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Madison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 70m230ftTotal length
  • $35,525,000Total costs
  • 89,488Total average daily traffic
  • 13,052Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 71930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 71980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 52010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Madison, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Madison)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 172 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Madison, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 594 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Madison)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 78 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Madison)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED224$193,654285$215,1051,216$208,23062$49,1811$8,200,00038$137,4821$42,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$178,89014$241,94470$207,5435$41,9020$02$71,4500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$208,44429$208,877236$192,39318$31,9540$07$155,6200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$187,51440$250,593231$200,0192$89,2250$06$216,6870$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$129,5664$369,39056$210,9903$80,5670$01$13,1100$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.11 , 0110.12, 0110.13, 0110.14, 0110.21, 0110.22

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$229,35449$220,5831$75,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$262,35615$236,9760$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$284,33310$229,3820$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$263,4830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$151,3053$219,9432$82,325
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.11 , 0110.12, 0110.13, 0110.14, 0110.21, 0110.22

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 156
  • Hazardous Condition: 71
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Madison

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Madison, AL
Most common first names in Madison, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10969.9 years
John10673.0 years
Mary9781.6 years
William8972.9 years
Robert6672.4 years
Willie3972.4 years
George3574.8 years
Annie3379.9 years
Thomas3369.9 years
Charles3071.7 years
Most common last names in Madison, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5870.9 years
Jones3669.0 years
Williams3175.5 years
Miller3080.2 years
Moore3078.5 years
Fletcher2967.2 years
Johnson2776.7 years
Taylor2568.9 years
Davis2473.3 years
Harris2377.5 years
Businesses in Madison, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Motel 61
Applebee's1Outback1
Arby's2Outback Steakhouse1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Baymont Inn1Penske2
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS2Publix Super Markets3
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves2Rite Aid2
DHL1Ruby Tuesday2
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Domino's Pizza2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx7SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Staples1
H&R Block3Starbucks1
Hardee's2Subway5
Hilton1T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
Home Depot1U-Haul4
KFC2UPS4
Kohl's1Vans1
Kroger1Waffle House1
La Quinta1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's2
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1

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