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Population in 2012: 751 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.9%
Males: 332  (44.3%)
Females: 419  (55.7%)

Median resident age:  34.2 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72359, 72394.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,333 (it was $15,700 in 2000)
Madison:

$22,333
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,455

Madison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,433 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Madison:

$52,433
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,918; Detached houses: $55,881; Mobile homes: $44,632

Median gross rent in 2012: $505.

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  • Black alone - 637 (82.8%)
  • White alone - 94 (12.2%)
  • Hispanic - 26 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Madison: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 440 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Madison:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 22.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Madison city:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 15.4%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Madison, Arkansas as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Madison to the number of sex offenders is 376 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $407 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (43.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (380.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Widener, AR (1.6 miles ), Forrest City, AR (1.9 miles ), Caldwell, AR (2.5 miles ), Haynes, AR (3.1 miles ), Colt, AR (3.1 miles ), Palestine, AR (3.2 miles ), Hughes, AR (3.9 miles ), Wynne, AR (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $87,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.01 N, Longitude: 90.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Madison household income distribution Madison home values distribution

Crime rates in Madison (2011):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (129.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (129.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 burglaries (387.1 per 100,000)
  • 7 thefts (903.2 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (129.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 201.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 259.9)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Arkansas average:

1.98

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -270 (-21.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Madison-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 213% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Madison city center killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 112 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Madison-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from Madison center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from Madison center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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Hospitals/medical centers near Madison:

  • NORTHEAST ARKANSAS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)
  • PATIENT'S CHOICE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)
  • METH HOS OF JONESBORO/HOSPICE FOR CITY (Hospital, about 4 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Madison, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Madison:

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 41 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 46 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 50 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 53 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 58 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)
  • Harding University (about 59 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 67 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)

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Notable locations in Madison: Madison Police Department (A), Madison Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
St. Francis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.1. This is about average.
City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.3. This is about average. There were 26 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.05195


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.3%
(53.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.8% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.3%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Madison, AR

Madison compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Madison travel time to work - commute


Madison mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Madison city (based on St. Francis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.08%
Here45.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents59.3%10.5%7.8%6.2%4.7%
Congregations33.3%17.5%5.3%5.3%5.3%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.4%1.7%1.4%1.1%3.9%
Congregations10.5%1.8%1.8%3.5%15.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
St. Francis County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
St. Francis County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
St. Francis County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Francis County:

32.4%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$7,968$31,8720$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$4,429
Police Protection - Officers 3$5,691$22,7640$0
Firefighters 0$0 8$4,677
Streets and Highways 1$1,417$17,0041$797
Sewerage 1$1,621$19,4520$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 8$4,420
Totals for Government 8$16,697$25,04619$14,323

Madison government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $71,000 ($94.54)
    Financial Administration: $57,000 ($75.90)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($61.25)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($38.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $174,000 ($231.69)

Madison government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $71,000 ($94.54)
    All Other: $8,000 ($10.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $181,000 ($241.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($11.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($33.29)
    General Support: $10,000 ($13.32)

Madison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $290,000 ($386.15)

5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cross County, AR  0.89% ($24,214 average AGI)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.57% ($19,711)
from Lee County, AR  0.46% ($21,556)


7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Crittenden County, AR  1.15% ($26,548 average AGI)
to Cross County, AR  1.04% ($35,071)
to Craighead County, AR  0.68% ($18,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Madison:

  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBBP (1480 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Madison:

  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K204CK (91.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K234AB (94.7 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DIST., UNV OF ARK)
  • KWYN-FM (92.5 FM; WYNNE, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)

TV broadcast stations around Madison:

  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)

Madison fatal accident list:

Feb 6, 2007 03:25 PM, Sr-50-01, Lat: 35.021597, Lon: -90.699169, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 4, 2003 10:58 AM, Us-70-19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Feb 8, 2002 08:06 AM, Us-70-19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Madison)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FOREST CITY, AR, 5 Km Northwest (Lat: 35.054444 Lon: -90.743333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 151.4 m, Overall height: 152 m, Call Sign: WQFQ352
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.093 MHz, 952.093 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2006, Expiration Date: 09/07/2016, Certifier: James M Dumler
    Registrant: Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, LLC, 1111 Louisiana Street, 12th Floor, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 207-5029, Fax: (713) 207-0956, Email:



Most common first names in Madison, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie1471.9 years
Robert1171.5 years
Mary978.3 years
James875.4 years
Henry881.6 years
William877.4 years
John779.7 years
Charles574.2 years
Thomas570.4 years
Emma484.5 years
Most common last names in Madison, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1471.4 years
Brown1177.5 years
Johnson975.2 years
Williams873.3 years
Taylor877.7 years
Davis775.0 years
Robinson676.0 years
Brooks687.2 years
Smith571.2 years
Clark575.2 years

Madison on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
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