Madison, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 255,214 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.7%
 
Males: 127,401  (49.9%)
Females: 127,813  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53562, 53590, 53597, 53703, 53704, 53705, 53706, 53714, 53715, 53716, 53717, 53726, 53792.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,072 (it was $41,941 in 2000)
Madison:

$65,072
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,802 (it was $23,498 in 2000)

Madison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $240,700 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
Madison:

$240,700
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $267,469; detached houses: $283,691; townhouses or other attached units: $232,905; in 2-unit structures: $237,866; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,822; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,167; mobile homes: $73,321

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,095.

March 2019 cost of living index in Madison: 97.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.7%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.1% for American Indian residents, 9.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.9% for other race residents, 24.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Madison, WI (2017)
    • 187,56673.5%White alone
    • 24,4559.6%Asian alone
    • 20,7418.1%Hispanic
    • 14,1855.6%Black alone
    • 6,9422.7%Two or more races
    • 8710.3%American Indian alone
    • 3040.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1750.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 641 registered sex offenders living in Madison, Wisconsin as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Madison is 394 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Madison by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(0.9)
4
(1.8)
8
(3.5)
10
(4.3)
4
(1.7)
2
(0.8)
8
(3.4)
3
(1.3)
5
(2.1)
7
(2.8)
7
(2.8)
8
(3.2)
11
(4.3)
5
(1.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
80
(36.1)
64
(28.8)
57
(25.3)
50
(21.6)
28
(11.9)
87
(36.5)
74
(31.6)
114
(48.0)
76
(31.3)
83
(33.8)
121
(48.6)
125
(49.6)
95
(37.1)
116
(44.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
329
(148.6)
434
(195.2)
359
(159.3)
368
(159.1)
364
(155.2)
326
(136.8)
272
(116.1)
241
(101.5)
296
(122.1)
226
(91.9)
221
(88.8)
235
(93.2)
212
(82.9)
240
(92.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
428
(193.3)
471
(211.8)
410
(181.9)
463
(200.2)
457
(194.9)
518
(217.4)
461
(196.8)
539
(226.9)
507
(209.1)
530
(215.6)
541
(217.4)
464
(184.0)
640
(250.1)
682
(263.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,449
(654.4)
1,619
(728.1)
2,059
(913.6)
2,038
(881.4)
1,523
(649.6)
1,647
(691.4)
1,440
(614.8)
1,601
(674.1)
1,382
(569.8)
1,129
(459.3)
1,198
(481.4)
1,014
(402.2)
927
(362.3)
1,061
(410.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,682
(2,566)
5,404
(2,430)
5,658
(2,511)
5,720
(2,474)
6,015
(2,565)
6,025
(2,529)
6,152
(2,627)
5,898
(2,483)
6,094
(2,513)
5,603
(2,280)
5,461
(2,195)
5,544
(2,199)
5,452
(2,131)
5,129
(1,984)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
606
(273.7)
475
(213.6)
507
(225.0)
498
(215.4)
346
(147.6)
365
(153.2)
344
(146.9)
254
(106.9)
253
(104.3)
246
(100.1)
249
(100.1)
374
(148.3)
432
(168.8)
532
(205.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
65
(29.4)
109
(49.0)
68
(30.2)
93
(40.2)
87
(37.1)
30
(12.6)
50
(21.3)
45
(18.9)
50
(20.6)
N/A7
(2.8)
19
(7.5)
10
(3.9)
16
(6.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)284.3292.8293.9291.6258.4277.3266.2271.8256.4234.8244.1238.7237.3245.0

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City-data.com crime index in Madison, WI

Crime rate in Madison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 595 (482 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (21.5%), Irish (5.2%), Norwegian (3.9%), American (3.2%), English (3.1%), European (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1856

Elevation: 863 feet

Land area: 68.7 square miles.

Population density: 3,716 people per square mile   (average).

Madison, Wisconsin map

29,737 residents are foreign born (3.8% Asia, 2.8% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This city:

11.6%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,001 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,096 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (122.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Shorewood Hills, WI (1.6 miles ),
Maple Bluff, WI (1.7 miles ),
Monona, WI (1.8 miles ),
Fitchburg, WI (2.3 miles ),
Blooming Grove, WI (2.3 miles ),
Middleton, WI (2.4 miles ),
Westport, WI (2.5 miles ),
McFarland, WI (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 89.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +60,675 (+23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 107,732 (73.2%)

Area code: 608

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 362 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 1998: 410 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 1999: 552 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2000: 638 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2001: 843 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2002: 998 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2003: 961 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2004: 829 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2005: 628 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2006: 429 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2007: 374 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2008: 148 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2009: 191 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2010: 186 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2011: 177 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2012: 161 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2013: 217 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2014: 235 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2015: 300 buildings, average cost: $287,400
  • 2016: 340 buildings, average cost: $260,700
  • 2017: 379 buildings, average cost: $274,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Madison, WI residents
Average permit cost in Madison, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Madison, WI
Historical housing units in Madison, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +16,504 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in Madison, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Madison, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Computer specialists (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.4%)
  • Registered nurses (2.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (13.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (2.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)

Average climate in Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.4. This is about average.

City:

72.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.249
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00428
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Madison-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Madison city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Madison-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 329.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from Madison center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 304.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 328.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 362.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.6 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 Dane County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Main business address for: ANCHOR BANCORP WISCONSIN INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED), SONIC FOUNDRY INC (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), ALLIANT ENERGY CORP (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. (HOTELS & MOTELS), THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES INC /WI (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), MGE ENERGY INC (ELECTRIC, GAS & SANITARY SERVICES), MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED).

Hospitals in Madison:

  • CENTRAL WI CTR FDD (317 KNUTSON DR)
  • HCA PARKWAY HOSPITAL (6001 RESEARCH PARK BLVD)
  • HOSPICECARE (5395 E CHERYL PKWY)
  • MADISON VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, provides emergency services, 2500 OVERLOOK TERRACE)
  • MENDOTA MENTAL HLTH INSTITUTE (301 TROY DR)
  • MERITER HSPTL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 202 S PARK ST)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL (309 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • SOUTHERNCARE MADISON (402 GAMMON PLACE STE 110)
  • ST MARY'S HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 700 SOUTH PARK ST)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 600 HIGHLAND AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Madison:

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Amtrak station:

MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Madison:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Full-time enrollment: 34,621; Location: 500 Lincoln Dr; Public; Website: www.wisc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (Full-time enrollment: 10,019; Location: 780 Regent St; Public; Website: www.uwc.edu)
  • Madison Area Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 9,603; Location: 1701 Wright St; Public; Website: madisoncollege.edu)
  • Herzing University-Madison (Full-time enrollment: 3,160; Location: 5218 E. Terrace Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Herzing.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Edgewood College (Full-time enrollment: 2,455; Location: 1000 Edgewood College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.edgewood.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Madison Media Institute (Full-time enrollment: 602; Location: 2702 Agriculture Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mediainstitute.edu/madison)
  • Globe University-Madison East (Full-time enrollment: 274; Location: 4901 Eastpark Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.globeuniversity.edu/)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Madison (Full-time enrollment: 194; Location: 2450 Rimrock Road, Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Advanced Institute of Hair Design-Madison (Full-time enrollment: 135; Location: 353 E. Campus Mall; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vicibeautyschool.com)
  • University of Phoenix-Madison Campus (Full-time enrollment: 122; Location: 2310 Crossroads Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Madison (Full-time enrollment: 117; Location: 6414 Odana Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Madison (Full-time enrollment: 74; Location: 2358 East Springs Drive, Suite 300; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)
  • University of Wisconsin-System Administration (Location: 1220 Linden Dr; Public; Website: www.wisconsin.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Wisconsin Extension (Location: 432 N Lake St; Public; Website: uwex.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Herzing University (Location: 3 Point Place; Private, for-profit; Offers Master's degree)

Public high schools in Madison:

  • MEMORIAL HIGH (Students: 1,922, Location: 201 S GAMMON RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • LAFOLLETTE HIGH (Students: 1,541, Location: 702 PFLAUM RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SHABAZZ-CITY HIGH (Students: 116, Location: 1601 N SHERMAN AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • METRO SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: 115 W DOTY ST, Grades: 4-12)
  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN CENTER (Location: 317 KNUTSON DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTION (Location: 301 TROY DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • EAST HIGH (Location: 2222 E WASHINGTON AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST HIGH (Location: 30 ASH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • INNOVATIVE & ALTERNATIVE HIGH (Location: 1045 E DAYTON ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Madison:

  • EDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL OF THE SCARED HEART (Students: 622, Location: 2219 MONROE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 258, Location: 4901 E BUCKEYE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • ST AMBROSE ACADEMY (Students: 69, Location: 602 EVERGLADE DR, Grades: 6-12)
  • WALBRIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 20, Location: 7035 OLD SAUK RD, Grades: 3-9)
  • MADISON BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 11, Location: 2323 PORTAGE RD, Grades: UG-11)
  • HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 8, Location: 29 S MILLS ST, Grades: 9-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Madison:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Madison:

  • OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 497, Location: 418 HOLLY AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARIA GORETTI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 466, Location: 5405 FLAD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • HIGH POINT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 315, Location: 7702 OLD SAUK RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 307, Location: 2112 HOLLISTER AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • EDGEWOOD CAMPUS SCHOOL (Students: 290, Location: 829 EDGEWOOD COLLEGE DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 198, Location: 1204 SAINT JAMES CT, Grades: PK-8)
  • EASTSIDE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 139, Location: 2310 INDEPENDENCE LN, Grades: PK-8)
  • WINGRA SCHOOL (Students: 132, Location: 718 GILMORE ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • OUR REDEEMER EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 120, Location: 1701 MCKENNA BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • MADISON CENTRAL MONTESSORI (Students: 107, Location: 4337 W BELTLINE HWY, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Madison

Library in Madison:

  • MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,076,960; Location: 201 W. MIFFLIN ST.; 785,574 books; 8,370 e-books; 71,220 audio materials; 74,450 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 1,835 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Madison: Camp Randall Stadium (A), Annie C Stewart Memorial Fountain (B), Allen Centennial Gardens (C), Blackhawk Country Club (D), Glenway Golf Course (E), Nakoma Country Club (F), Odana Hills Golf Course (G), Oakwood Home (H), Madison Prairie Landfill (I), Franklin Field (J), Fitchburg Field (K), Yahara Hills Golf Course (L), Washburn Observatory (M), Spaghetti Corners (N), Nielsen Tennis Stadium (O), Wisconsin State Capitol (P), White Hall (Q), Wisconsin Veterans Museum (R), Wisconsin State Historical Society and Library (S), Wisconsin Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fiore Shopping Center (1), Essex Square Shopping Center (2), East Towne Mall Shopping Center (3), Camelot Square Shopping Center (4), Brookwood Village Shopping Center (5), Hilldale Shopping Center (6), Heritage Square Shopping Center (7), University Square Shopping Center (8), Whitney Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Madison include: ANCHOR BANCORP WISCONSIN INC (A), SONIC FOUNDRY INC (B), ALLIANT ENERGY CORP (C), Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. (D), THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES INC /WI (E), MGE ENERGY INC (F), MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC CO (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison include: Abundant Life Church (A), Beth Israel Center (B), Bethel Lutheran Church (C), Faith Bible Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Unitarian Church (F), First United Church of Christ (G), Gates of Heaven Synagogue (H), Grace Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Resurrection Cemetery (1), Hoepker Cemetery (2), Holy Cross Cemetery (3), Sunset Memory Gardens (4), Blooming Grove Cemetery (5), Forest Hill Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Cherokee Lake (A), Lake Mendota (B), Lake Monona (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Wingra Creek (A), Starkweather Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Madison include: Brittingham Park (1), Burrows Park (2), Clarke Park (3), Garner Park (4), Hoyt Park (5), Law Park (6), Olbrich Park (7), Olin Park (8), Orton Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Madison Children's Museum (100 State Street) (1), Elvehjem Museum of Art - Museum Shop (800 University Avenue) (2), Barr Productions Museum (4510 Monona Drive) (3), Elvehjem Museum of Art - Office (800 University Avenue) (4), Geology Museum (1215 West Dayton Street) (5), Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Office (222 West Washington Avenue) (6), High Point Church (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7702 Old Sauk Road) (7), Cooperative Children's Book Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 600 North Park Street) (8), Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 702 South Randall Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Madison (4822 East Washington Avenue) (1), Howard Johnson-Plaza Hotel (525 West Johnson Street) (2), Country Inn Sts Madison (400 River Place) (3), Best Western East Towne Stes (4801 Annamark Drive) (4), Highlander Motor Inn (4353 West Beltline Highway) (5), Annie's Garden Bed and Breakfast (2117 Sheridan Drive) (6), Collins House Bed & Breakfast (704 East Gorham Street) (7), Econo Lodge Madison (4726 East Washington Avenue) (8), Hotel Ruby Marie (524 East Wilson Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Wisconsin State - Supreme Court- Director Of State Courts' Office- Legislative Lia (16 East State Capitol) (1), Courts - Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office (120 North Henry Street Suite 340) (2), Wisconsin State - Supreme Court- Director Of State Courts' Office- Judicial Educa (110 East Main Street) (3), Wisconsin State - Supreme Court- Director Of State Courts' Office- Fiscal Off (110 East Main Street) (4), Wisconsin State - Supreme Court- Director Of State Courts' Office (16 East State Capitol) (5), Wisconsin State - Supreme Court- Deputy Marshal (110 East Main Street) (6), Wisconsin State - Supreme Court- Board Of Bar Examiners (110 East Main Street) (7), Wisconsin State - Court Of Appeals-District Iv- Supreme Court- Clerk (110 East Main Street) (8), Wisconsin State - Court Of Appeals-District Iv- Judges Office (10 East Doty Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Rick Neuheisel - College football player, Tammy Baldwin - Politician, Kris Kobach - Legal scholar, Phil Kessel - Ice hockey player, Phil Hellmuth - Professional poker player, Elizabeth Cheney - Political pundit, John A. List - Economist, Wayne Morse - Politician, Hendrik Wade Bode - Scientist, Kevin Barrett - Writer.

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

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

WI DOT REST AREA 12 DEKORRA WEST BOUND (Population served: 3,905, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2012), St Boil Water Order (OCT-12-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2008), St Boil Water Order (JUN-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2007), St Boil Water Order (OCT-03-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2007), St Boil Water Order (SEP-05-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-01-2006 and APR-03-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2009)
WI DOT REST AREA 22 TURTLE (Population served: 3,705, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2012), St Boil Water Order (OCT-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
WI DOT REST AREA 11 DEKORRA EAST BOUND (Population served: 3,555, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2012), St Boil Water Order (SEP-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St Boil Water Order (AUG-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUL-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2005)
WI DOT REST AREA 17 MILTON (Population served: 3,300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
WI DOT REST AREA 13 AZTALAN (Population served: 3,004, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2012), St Boil Water Order (NOV-09-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2012), St Site Visit (enforcement) (NOV-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St Boil Water Order (AUG-13-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2011), St Boil Water Order (OCT-10-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUN-18-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
WI DOT REST AREA 106 JAMESTOWN (Population served: 2,005, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
WI DOT REST AREA 54 WESTBOUND (Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
WI DOT REST AREA 53 EASTBOUND (Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Madison that have no violations reported:

  • WI DOT REST AREA 14 AZTALAN (Population served: 3,204, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KETTLE MORAINE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (Population served: 1,544, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DOT REST AREA 36 LAFAYETTE (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DOT REST AREA 35 LAFAYETTE (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DNR WILLOW RIVER CMPGD - 300 (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DNR LAKE WISSOTA LT LOOP (Population served: 665, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DNR LAKE WISSOTA B BLDG (Population served: 665, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DNR DEVILS LAKE - QUARTZITE CMPGRD (Population served: 615, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DOT WAYSIDE 4 PRESTON (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DNR HARRINGTON BEACH SHOWER BLDG (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

46.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Madison in 2010:

  • 7,606 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,173 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 855 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 344 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 302 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 175 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 90 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 37 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Madison in 2000:

  • 9,110 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 978 people in nursing homes
  • 712 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 533 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 448 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 390 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 261 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 104 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 51 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 34 people in halfway houses
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 23 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Camp Randall Stadium. Capacity: 80,321. Wisconsin Badgers football.
  • Kohl Center. University of Wisconsin.

Banks with most branches in Madison (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: 14 branches. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Associated Bank, National Association: 14 branches. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • AnchorBank, fsb: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,067.4 mil, Deposits: $2,481.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices
  • The Park Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/01/13: Bank assets: $769.4 mil, Deposits: $604.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Park Bancorporation, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: East Towne Branch, Milwaukee Street Branch, Sauk Creek Branch, Capitol Branch, Atwood Branch, Monona Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Capitol Bank: Sebring Branch, Prairie Park Branch, Rosewood Villas Branch, Coventry Village Branch, at 710 North High Point Road. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $275.3 mil, Deposits: $234.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Capitol Bankshares, Inc.
  • Johnson Bank: Downtown Madison Branch 67000, Madison All Saints Branch, Terrace Drive Madison Branch, Madison West Branch 66000. Info updated 2006/07/05: Bank assets: $4,144.5 mil, Deposits: $3,567.4 mil, headquarters in Racine, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 55 total offices, Holding Company: Johnson Financial Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Madison Business Banking Branch, Madison East Towne Branch, Madison West Towne Branch. 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
  • 14 other banks with 20 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Madison:

Marital status in Madison, WI
  • Never married: 51.2%
  • Now married: 36.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Madison:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Madison
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Madison:

(Madison, Wisconsin Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Madison, WI (based on Dane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,03634
Mainline Protestant73,128113
Evangelical Protestant30,727146
Other12,96849
Black Protestant7795
Orthodox4454
None263,990-
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: 73
Dane County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Dane County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Dane County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
This county:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.0%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dane County:

11.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.7%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Madison:

49.8%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Madison:

27.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Madison:

10.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Madison:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Madison:

29.3%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Madison:

59.4%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Madison:

81.5%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Madison, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 460$3,008,971$78,4950$0
Transit 428$1,804,322$50,58841$70,273
Firefighters 351$1,770,319$60,5240$0
Other and Unallocable 248$1,042,633$50,45066$128,629
Streets and Highways 228$896,052$47,1616$6,566
Parks and Recreation 189$655,871$41,64392$89,498
Water Supply 118$526,713$53,5642$3,298
Police - Other 107$493,336$55,32776$117,549
Financial Administration 104$543,066$62,66114$31,681
Local Libraries 77$304,705$47,486171$231,462
Other Government Administration 70$378,769$64,93227$16,587
Fire - Other 39$201,907$62,1250$0
Welfare 34$137,908$48,6739$11,455
Housing and Community Development (Local) 33$92,684$33,7034$2,048
Sewerage 31$141,740$54,8670$0
Judicial and Legal 29$140,683$58,2145$7,170
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2,546$12,139,679$57,218513$716,216

Madison government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,698,000 ($85.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,636,000 ($80.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,120,000 ($35.73)
    General - Other: $3,092,000 ($12.12)
    Libraries: $2,500,000 ($9.80)
    General Public Buildings: $1,188,000 ($4.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $465,000 ($1.82)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $68,684,000 ($269.12)
    Transit Utilities: $60,975,000 ($238.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $50,089,000 ($196.26)
    Regular Highways: $38,021,000 ($148.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,400,000 ($142.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $32,845,000 ($128.70)
    Sewerage: $28,643,000 ($112.23)
    Water Utilities: $21,026,000 ($82.39)
    Central Staff Services: $16,501,000 ($64.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,906,000 ($62.32)
    Libraries: $13,422,000 ($52.59)
    Health - Other: $12,227,000 ($47.91)
    General - Other: $11,514,000 ($45.12)
    Parking Facilities: $8,928,000 ($34.98)
    Financial Administration: $6,437,000 ($25.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,691,000 ($18.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,238,000 ($16.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,352,000 ($13.13)
    General Public Buildings: $676,000 ($2.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $21,000 ($0.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,109,000 ($82.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $19,707,000 ($77.22)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $401,000 ($1.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $16,031,000 ($62.81)
    Police Protection: $1,676,000 ($6.57)
    Central Staff Services: $634,000 ($2.48)
    Regular Highways: $601,000 ($2.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $170,157,000 ($666.72)

Madison government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,845,000 ($128.70)
    Regular Highways: $15,081,000 ($59.09)
    Other: $13,777,000 ($53.98)
    Parking Facilities: $13,660,000 ($53.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,330,000 ($32.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,359,000 ($24.92)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,095,000 ($4.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $788,000 ($3.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $311,000 ($1.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $18,863,000 ($73.91)
    Other: $13,116,000 ($51.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $611,000 ($2.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,929,000 ($38.90)
    Special Assessments: $7,101,000 ($27.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,012,000 ($27.47)
    Interest Earnings: $3,276,000 ($12.84)
    Sale of Property: $1,351,000 ($5.29)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,203,000 ($4.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,079,000 ($90.43)
    Transit Utilities: $18,045,000 ($70.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $33,906,000 ($132.85)
    General Local Government Support: $16,037,000 ($62.84)
    Highways: $10,776,000 ($42.22)
    Education: $4,253,000 ($16.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $925,000 ($3.62)
  • Tax - Property: $213,052,000 ($834.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,820,000 ($54.15)
    Other License: $11,856,000 ($46.46)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,591,000 ($6.23)
    Other: $1,388,000 ($5.44)

Madison government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $402,499,000 ($1577.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,879,000 ($1496.31)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $215,525,000 ($844.49)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $183,665,000 ($719.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,887,000 ($438.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,266,000 ($357.61)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,610,000 ($163.04)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,750,000 ($38.20)

Madison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,250,000 ($91.10)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $493,170,000 ($1932.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,765,000 ($22.59)

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($520 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($47,775 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($69,574)
from Rock County, WI  0.27% ($49,909)


6.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($881 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Columbia County, WI  0.31% ($53,710 average AGI)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.29% ($44,282)
to Rock County, WI  0.25% ($51,355)
Businesses in Madison, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Justice2
ALDO1KFC7
AT&T3Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's2
Ace Hardware4Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1La Quinta1
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy4
AmericInn1Lane Bryant2
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture3
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters2
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's2Macy's1
Arby's6Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets15
AutoZone2Maurices2
BMW1Mazda2
Banana Republic1McDonald's13
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works3Menards2
Baymont Inn2Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motel 61
Ben & Jerry's1Motherhood Maternity5
Best Western4New Balance6
Blockbuster2New York & Co2
Budget Car Rental3Nike37
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nissan2
Burger King3Office Depot2
Burlington Coat Factory2OfficeMax2
CVS1Old Navy2
Cache1Olive Garden2
Cambria1Outback2
Caribou Coffee1Outback Steakhouse2
Carson Pirie Scott2Pac Sun2
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread5
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza3
Charlotte Russe1Payless2
Chipotle3Penske4
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports3
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut7
Comfort Inn1Plato's Closet2
Comfort Suites1Pottery Barn1
Cracker Barrel1Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Cricket Wireless7Quality1
Curves3Quiznos5
DHL8RadioShack5
Dairy Queen4Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry4Rodeway Inn1
Dennys2Rue211
Discount Tire1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza2SAS Shoes2
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears4
Econo Lodge1Sephora1
Eddie Bauer1Sheraton1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America1Slumberland2
Extended Stay Deluxe1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel3
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx45Starbucks6
Finish Line2Subaru2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subway24
Foot Locker1Super 82
Ford2T-Mobile3
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC4T.J.Maxx1
GameStop4Taco Bell7
Gap4Talbots1
Goodwill1Target2
Gymboree2The Limited1
H&M1The Room Place1
H&R Block7Toyota2
Hardee's1Toys"R"Us3
Hilton4Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn6True Value5
Hollister Co.2U-Haul10
Home Depot2U.S. Cellular2
HomeTown Buffet1UPS74
Honda3Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic2Vans6
Howard Johnson1Verizon Wireless3
Hyatt1Victoria's Secret2
Hyundai2Volkswagen1
IHOP2Walgreens14
J.Crew1Walmart2
JCPenney2Wendy's3
Jamba Juice1Wet Seal1
Jimmy John's5Whole Foods Market1
Jones New York4YMCA3
Journeys2

Strongest AM radio stations in Madison:

  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Madison:

  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W277AE (103.3 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY DBA WFEN)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W216BL (91.1 FM; MCFARLAND, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Madison:

  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Madison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 199Number of bridges
  • 1,804ft / 550mTotal length
  • $29,238,000Total costs
  • 5,816,974Total average daily traffic
  • 197,642Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,642,865Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Madison, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 541960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 481990-1999
  • 232000-2009
  • 302010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Madison, WI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 360 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Madison)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Madison, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 191 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 199 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1,038 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Madison)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 192 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Madison)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full and 19 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 ORIGINATED505$169,0391,756$166,4408,709$172,726490$102,07780$1,132,169577$173,9461$50,290
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$178,15983$189,845714$182,40183$114,0871$130,00040$176,3133$23,483
APPLICATIONS DENIED75$159,849160$160,0661,200$183,70995$58,5952$3,840,95099$199,0384$106,435
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN46$148,217181$178,8801,164$178,23562$123,0284$821,96873$181,4330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$185,78315$177,931187$183,7339$114,3880$07$190,3200$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 55 tracts in Madison, WI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full and 19 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED440$184,776432$189,9192$94,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED53$193,15682$183,8542$151,125
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$182,02339$186,4591$155,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$166,86130$207,1670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$213,6583$167,2501$241,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Madison, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Madison, WI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 202. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 416 took place in 2015, and the least - 25 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Madison, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.8%), and Outside Fires (30.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Madison, WI
    • 1,57145.8%Structure Fires
    • 1,05130.6%Outside Fires
    • 60117.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2086.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Madison, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • Best Western East Towne Suites, 4801 Annamark Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 , Phone: (608) 244-2020, Fax: (608) 244-3434
  • Americinn Madison West, 516 Grand Cyn Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53719 , Phone: (608) 662-1990, Fax: (608) 833-7140
  • Super 8 Madison South, 1602 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, Wisconsin 53713 , Phone: (608) 258-8882, Fax: (608) 258-9575
  • Super 8 Madison East, 4765 Hayes Rd, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 , Phone: (608) 249-5300
  • Crowne Plaza Madison, 4402 E Washington Ave, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 , Phone: (608) 244-4703, Fax: (608) 244-7829
  • Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W Dayton St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 , Phone: (608) 257-6000, Fax: (608) 257-5280
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Madison East, 4862 Hayes Rd, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 , Phone: (608) 244-5047, Fax: (608) 244-5047
  • Best Western West Towne Suites, 650 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53719 , Phone: (608) 833-4200, Fax: (608) 833-5614
  • 48 other hotels and motels
All 56 fire-safe hotels and motels in Madison, Wisconsin
Most common first names in Madison, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,13374.2 years
Mary1,01179.5 years
Robert91671.5 years
William80874.4 years
James57169.6 years
Margaret56781.4 years
Helen55281.6 years
George50776.3 years
Dorothy49779.1 years
Ruth47680.5 years
Most common last names in Madison, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson45374.8 years
Anderson35376.5 years
Smith31275.8 years
Olson24676.2 years
Miller22774.2 years
Nelson21278.4 years
Peterson18676.4 years
Brown15873.1 years
Thompson15077.9 years
Hanson14978.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Madison, WI
  • 85.2%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Madison, WI
  • 50.9%Utility gas
  • 45.6%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Madison compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Madison on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the coldest winters (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 (53706) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #6 (53706) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 (53706) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #25 (53703) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #27 (53706) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #36 (53703) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #93 (53703) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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