Madison, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 690 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -30.1%
Males: 309  (44.9%)
Females: 381  (55.1%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72359, 72394.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $19,267 (it was $15,700 in 2000)
Madison:

$19,267
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,232 (it was $9,733 in 2000)

Madison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $25,700 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Madison:

$25,700
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $37,206; detached houses: $45,826; mobile homes: $19,343

Median gross rent in 2017: $551.

March 2019 cost of living index in Madison: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 44.4%
(70.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Madison, AR (2010)
    • 63782.8%Black alone
    • 9412.2%White alone
    • 263.4%Hispanic
    • 111.4%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Madison, Arkansas as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Madison is 290 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.41
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 404 people per square mile   (low).

Madison, Arkansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $311 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $268 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.01 N, Longitude: 90.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Madison, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Madison, AR in 2017
Madison satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $87,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Madison, AR residents
Average permit cost in Madison, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Most common industries in Madison, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Food (7.4%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Machinery (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (15.5%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Food (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Madison, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.9%)

Average climate in Madison, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Madison-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 110% 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 near Arkansas state average. It is 75% 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 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 118.6 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 Madison 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Madison topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • FORREST CITY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)
  • ST FRANCIS COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)
  • DAVITA - FORREST CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)
  • FMCNA - ST FRANCIS COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Madison:

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 41 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 43 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 43 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 51 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 54 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 58 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Harding University (about 59 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Madison:

Marital status in Madison, AR
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 34.8%
  • Separated: 9.7%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Madison:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,59644
Black Protestant3,73319
Mainline Protestant1,26611
Catholic921
Other-2
None13,571-
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: 7
Here:

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.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
St. Francis County:

11.4%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Francis County:

32.4%
State:

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

8.1%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Madison:

46.6%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.3%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Madison:

30.5
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Madison:

18.7%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.0%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Madison:

37.7%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Madison:

51.6%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.6%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Madison, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$1,329$15,9481$1,129
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 15$2,817
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,129
Financial Administration 0$0 6$9,239
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$1,329$15,94824$14,314

Madison government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $122,000 ($176.81)
    Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($130.43)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($114.49)
    Police Protection: $62,000 ($89.86)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($86.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($78.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($26.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($7.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $380,000 ($550.72)

Madison government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($2.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($18.84)
    Other: $4,000 ($5.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $148,000 ($214.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $65,000 ($94.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $64,000 ($92.75)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($2.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($114.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($40.58)
    Highways: $24,000 ($34.78)
    Other: $13,000 ($18.84)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $22,000 ($31.88)
    Property: $17,000 ($24.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($23.19)

Madison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,000 ($91.30)

5.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($27,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cross County, AR  0.72% ($32,170 average AGI)
from Lee County, AR  0.59% ($28,791)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.54% ($23,000)


7.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($28,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Craighead County, AR  1.07% ($25,000 average AGI)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.90% ($9,896)
to Cross County, AR  0.75% ($28,446)

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:

Jul 14, 2017 01:00 AM, Us-70-19, Lat: 35.012603, Lon: -90.736069, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 11, 2015 07:57 AM, I-40-51, Lat: 35.034931, Lon: -90.747633, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 6, 2007 03:23 PM, Sr-50-01, Lat: 35.021597, Lon: -90.699169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 341ft / 104mTotal length
  • $1,713,000Total costs
  • 345,288Total average daily traffic
  • 3,645Total average daily truck traffic
  • 167,755Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Madison, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Madison, AR

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Km Northwest (Lat: 35.054444 Lon: -90.743333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 151.4 m, Overall height: 152 m, Call Sign: WQYV262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2017, Expiration Date: 01/31/2027, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

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: 08/26/2016, Expiration Date: 09/07/2026, Certifier: James M Dumler, Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 850-7646, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Madison, AR
  • 53.7%Electricity
  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Madison, AR
  • 78.6%Electricity
  • 18.2%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Madison compared to Arkansas state average:

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