Madison, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 243,344 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.0%
 
Males: 119,681  (49.2%)
Females: 123,663  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 53703.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,180 (it was $41,941 in 2000)
Madison:

$51,180
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,353 (it was $23,498 in 2000)

Madison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $206,600 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
Madison:

$206,600
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $243,403; Detached houses: $255,428; Townhouses or other attached units: $194,383; In 2-unit structures: $221,124; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $184,570; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,071; Mobile homes: $57,239

Median gross rent in 2012: $867.

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Madison races chart
  • White alone - 180,036 (74.9%)
  • Asian alone - 19,743 (8.2%)
  • Black alone - 18,514 (7.7%)
  • Hispanic - 15,248 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5,695 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 886 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 193 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Madison: 99.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.3%), Irish (10.1%), Norwegian (7.2%), English (6.7%), Polish (4.0%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1856

Elevation: 863 feet

Land area: 68.7 square miles.

Population density: 3,544 people per square mile   (average).

Madison,WI real estate house value index trend

Madison, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Madison:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Madison city:

  • Never married: 47.7%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

24,441 residents are foreign born (4.1% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

This city:  10.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 259 registered sex offenders living in Madison, Wisconsin as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Madison to the number of sex offenders is 30 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,517 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,401 (2.2%)

Madison satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 89.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +58,973 (+24.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 98,118 (73.0%)

Area code: 608

Madison household income distribution Madison home values distribution

Crime rates in Madison by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 36383248104283
per 100,000 1.42.91.43.71.40.91.83.54.31.70.83.41.3
Rapes 716390639480645750288774114
per 100,000 33.030.142.629.142.736.128.825.321.611.936.531.648.0
Robberies 286295266278292329434359368364326272241
per 100,000 132.9140.8126.0128.4132.8148.6195.2159.3159.1155.2136.8116.1101.5
Assaults 328344396425453428471410463457518461539
per 100,000 152.4164.2187.6196.4206.0193.3211.8181.9200.2194.9217.4196.8226.9
Burglaries 1,2671,3541,5641,6051,4501,4491,6192,0592,0381,5231,6471,4401,601
per 100,000 588.7646.2741.0741.5659.4654.4728.1913.6881.4649.6691.4614.8674.1
Thefts 5,3655,5305,8985,6715,2685,6825,4045,6585,7206,0156,0256,1525,898
per 100,000 2492.82639.22794.52620.12395.72566.22430.22510.52473.72565.52529.12626.52483.3
Auto thefts 672707630629561606475507498346365344254
per 100,000 312.2337.4298.5290.6255.1273.7213.6225.0215.4147.6153.2146.9106.9
Arson 105751271198365109689387305045
per 100,000 48.835.860.255.037.729.449.030.240.237.112.621.318.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 257.3274.0290.7279.6271.8275.6283.9284.9282.7250.5268.8258.0263.5

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

Crime rate in Madison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 555 (445 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Madison tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +16,504 (+8.6%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Software developers and programmers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)

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

Average climate in Madison, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Madison 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 (12).
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).
Madison topographic 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.

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 (FT enrollment: 10,019; Location: 780 Regent St; Public; Website: www.uwc.edu)
  • Madison Area Technical College (FT enrollment: 9,603; Location: 1701 Wright St; Public; Website: madisoncollege.edu)
  • Herzing University-Madison (FT enrollment: 3,160; Location: 5218 E. Terrace Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Herzing.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Edgewood College (FT enrollment: 2,455; Location: 1000 Edgewood College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.edgewood.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Madison Media Institute (FT enrollment: 602; Location: 2702 Agriculture Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mediainstitute.edu/madison)
  • Globe University-Madison East (FT enrollment: 274; Location: 4901 Eastpark Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.globeuniversity.edu/)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Madison (FT enrollment: 194; Location: 2450 Rimrock Road, Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Advanced Institute of Hair Design-Madison (FT enrollment: 135; Location: 353 E. Campus Mall; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vicibeautyschool.com)
  • University of Phoenix-Madison Campus (FT enrollment: 122; Location: 2310 Crossroads Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Madison (FT enrollment: 117; Location: 6414 Odana Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Madison (FT 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:

Private high schools in Madison:

  • EDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 2219 MONROE ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ABUNDENT LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 4901 E BUCKEYE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ST AMBROSE ACADEMY (Students: 35; Location: 602 EVERGLADE DR; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • MADISON BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 18; Location: 2323 PORTAGE RD; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Madison:

  • Cesar Chavez El (Students: 690; Location: 3502 Maple Grove Dr; Grades: PK-5)
  • Leopold El (Students: 667; Location: 2602 Post Rd; Grades: PK-5)
  • Kennedy El (Students: 598; Location: 221 Meadowlark Dr; Grades: PK-5)
  • Schenk El (Students: 504; Location: 230 Schenk St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Lincoln El (Students: 486; Location: 909 Sequoia Trl; Grades: PK-5)
  • O'Keeffe Mid (Students: 455; Location: 510 S Thornton Ave; Grades: 6-8)
  • Franklin El (Students: 445; Location: 305 W Lakeside St; Grades: PK-2)
  • Whitehorse Mid (Students: 435; Location: 218 Schenk St; Grades: 6-8)
  • Hawthorne El (Students: 424; Location: 3344 Concord Ave; Grades: PK-5)
  • Lapham El (Students: 337; Location: 1045 E Dayton St; Grades: PK-2)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Madison:

  • OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 478; Location: 418 HOLLY AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARIA GORETTI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 444; Location: 5405 FLAD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 2112 HOLLISTER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EDGEWOOD CAMPUS SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 829 EDGEWOOD COLLEGE DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HIGH POINT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 7702 OLD SAUK RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST DENNIS SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 409 DEMPSEY RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 1204 SAINT JAMES CT; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KIDS EXPRESS LEARNING CENTER (Students: 135; Location: 3276 S HIGH POINT RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MADISON CENTRAL MONTESSORI (Students: 134; Location: 4337 W BELTLINE HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR REDEEMER EVANG LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 1701 MCKENNA BLVD; 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)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 86.1. This is about average.

City:

86.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.46
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01468

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
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 mentally retarded
  • 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

Madison, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • Best Western East Towne Suites, 4801 Annamark Dr, Madison, WI 53704 , Phone: (608) 244-2020, Fax: (608) 244-3434
  • Americinn Madison West, 516 Grand Cyn Dr, Madison, WI 53719 , Phone: (608) 662-1990, Fax: (608) 833-7140
  • Super 8 Madison South, 1602 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53713 , Phone: (608) 258-8882, Fax: (608) 258-9575
  • Mansion Hill Inn, 424 N Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703 , Phone: (608) 255-3999, Fax: (608) 255-2217
  • Baymont Inn & Suites-madison W, 8102 Escelsior Dr, Madison, WI 53717 , Phone: (608) 831-7711, Fax: (608) 831-1942
  • Hampton Inn East, 4820 Hayes Rd, Madison, WI 53714 , Phone: (608) 244-9400
  • Resident Inn West, 501 Donofrio Dr, Madison, WI 53719 , Phone: (608) 833-8333, Fax: (608) 833-2693
  • Super 8 Madison East, 4765 Hayes Rd, Madison, WI 53704 , Phone: (608) 249-5300, Fax: (608) 240-9335
  • 46 other hotels and motels
All 54 fire-safe hotels and motels in Madison, Wisconsin

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:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Madison:

(Madison, Wisconsin Neighborhood Map)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.50%
Here: 52.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristJewish
Adherents53.3%22.1%3.8%2.5%2.0%
Congregations14.3%19.0%8.4%5.5%1.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents2.0%2.0%1.9%1.9%8.5%
Congregations0.7%4.0%3.7%4.4%38.1%
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: 73
Dane County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dane County:

23.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 108$630,822$70,09112$18,547
Other Government Administration 68$410,664$72,47027$41,302
Judicial and Legal 29$194,730$80,5784$11,513
Police Protection - Officers 439$2,814,120$76,9240$0
Police - Other 109$448,120$49,33453$59,001
Firefighters 358$2,139,725$71,7230$0
Fire - Other 24$143,314$71,6570$0
Streets and Highways 222$1,236,300$66,8273$5,699
Welfare 35$183,565$62,9379$10,091
Solid Waste Management 170$752,561$53,12230$62,289
Sewerage 34$170,283$60,1000$0
Parks and Recreation 192$928,952$58,060105$94,308
Housing and Community Development(Local) 37$184,938$59,9806$8,026
Water Supply 120$642,084$64,2085$8,340
Transit 425$2,228,880$62,93338$73,903
Local Libraries 68$333,915$58,926163$268,173
Other and Unallocable 253$1,363,366$64,66658$127,949
Totals for Government 2,691$14,806,339$66,026513$789,141

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,243,000 ($50.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,048,000 ($24.85)
    General - Other: $4,708,000 ($19.35)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,373,000 ($9.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,254,000 ($9.26)
    Libraries: $1,063,000 ($4.37)
    General Public Buildings: $783,000 ($3.22)
    Transit Utilities: $783,000 ($3.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $612,000 ($2.51)
    Health - Other: $186,000 ($0.76)
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($0.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $47,206,000 ($193.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,408,000 ($178.38)
    Transit Utilities: $40,512,000 ($166.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,887,000 ($135.15)
    Regular Highways: $24,800,000 ($101.91)
    Sewerage: $18,180,000 ($74.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,554,000 ($59.81)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,408,000 ($50.99)
    Health - Other: $12,149,000 ($49.93)
    Libraries: $10,272,000 ($42.21)
    Water Utilities: $10,064,000 ($41.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,621,000 ($35.43)
    General - Other: $8,051,000 ($33.08)
    Central Staff Services: $7,233,000 ($29.72)
    Parking Facilities: $6,195,000 ($25.46)
    Financial Administration: $5,369,000 ($22.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,918,000 ($11.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,351,000 ($9.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $865,000 ($3.55)
    General Public Buildings: $255,000 ($1.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,744,000 ($48.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $11,950,000 ($49.11)
    Transit Utilities: $1,310,000 ($5.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $10,018,000 ($41.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,340,000 ($13.73)
    Police Protection: $1,440,000 ($5.92)
    Central Staff Services: $869,000 ($3.57)
    Regular Highways: $468,000 ($1.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $319,000 ($1.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $137,539,000 ($565.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,121,000 ($74.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,153,000 ($70.49)
    Parking Facilities: $8,495,000 ($34.91)
    All Other: $7,815,000 ($32.12)
    Regular Highways: $6,949,000 ($28.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,205,000 ($13.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,687,000 ($11.04)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $203,000 ($0.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,852,000 ($24.05)
    All Other: $5,792,000 ($23.80)
    Transit Utilities: $4,842,000 ($19.90)
    Highways: $790,000 ($3.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,276,000 ($21.68)
    Transit Utilities: $4,831,000 ($19.85)
    Highways: $638,000 ($2.62)
    Sewerage: $493,000 ($2.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,959,000 ($40.93)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,799,000 ($32.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,612,000 ($27.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,370,000 ($26.18)
    Rents: $4,681,000 ($19.24)
    Special Assessments: $4,293,000 ($17.64)
    Sale of Property: $769,000 ($3.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,692,000 ($60.38)
    Transit Utilities: $10,603,000 ($43.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,667,000 ($113.70)
    General Local Government Support: $26,631,000 ($109.44)
    Transit Utilities: $22,398,000 ($92.04)
    Highways: $7,437,000 ($30.56)
    Sewerage: $1,912,000 ($7.86)
    Public Welfare: $177,000 ($0.73)
  • Tax - Property: $131,235,000 ($539.30)
    Other License: $6,855,000 ($28.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,664,000 ($27.39)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,761,000 ($15.46)
    NEC: $1,050,000 ($4.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000 ($0.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $244,005,000 ($1002.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $233,243,000 ($958.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,340,000 ($186.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,578,000 ($142.10)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,343,000 ($145.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $361,450,000 ($1485.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,325,000 ($30.10)

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($34,934 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($50,103)
from Rock County, WI  0.25% ($35,033)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($618 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.09%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.34% ($31,242 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.26% ($38,444)
to Columbia County, WI  0.25% ($43,088)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Madison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 185
Total length: 977 meters (3,205ft)
Total costs: $31,789,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,404,573
Total average daily truck traffic: 193,713

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 11
  • 1960-1969: 59
  • 1970-1979: 10
  • 1980-1989: 14
  • 1990-1999: 47
  • 2000-2009: 22
  • 2010-2012: 9
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Madison, WI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 242 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Madison)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Madison, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 164 (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: 915 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Madison)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 193 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 227
  • Hazardous Condition: 455
  • Service Call: 37
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Madison

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Madison, WI
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
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

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  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • Nathaniel J. Page (64)
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Total of 3507 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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