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Madison County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 350,299 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 276,700 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 68,077
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 24,076
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 76,816
Renter-occupied apartments: 42,547 (it was 33,139 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

30%

Land area: 805 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 435 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Madison County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.3%), Manufacturing (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Madison County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.6%)
  • Asian alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 171,921  (49.1%)
Females: 178,378  (50.9%)

Madison County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,636 ($44,704 in 1999)

This county:

$58,636
Alabama:

$44,765

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $624 (lower quartile is $452, upper quartile is $801)
This county:

$624
State:

$536


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $177,700 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Madison:

$177,700
Alabama:

$134,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,500 - $273,000

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $218,142
Here:

$218,142
State:

$189,058

Townhouses or other attached units: $170,737
Here:

$170,737
State:

$173,290

In 2-unit structures: $120,370
Here:

$120,370
State:

$302,407

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,230
Here:

$122,230
State:

$154,413

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,700
Here:

$116,700
State:

$211,744

Mobile homes: $55,328
Here:

$55,328
State:

$57,629
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,192
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $373

Institutionalized population: 2,327

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 23
  • Robberies: 54
  • Assaults: 149
  • Burglaries: 744
  • Thefts: 1498
  • Auto thefts: 202

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 29
  • Robberies: 36
  • Assaults: 135
  • Burglaries: 643
  • Thefts: 1399
  • Auto thefts: 183
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Health of residents in Madison County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
77.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
44.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
69.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3128 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2008: 2308 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2009: 2204 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2010: 2137 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2011: 1920 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2012: 1839 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2013: 1855 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2014: 1700 buildings, average cost: $149,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $848 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $774 (0.5%)

Madison County household income distribution in 2009 Madison County home values distribution Madison County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 28.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.9% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.5%
Madison County:

13.5%
Alabama:

18.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 28.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.8% for other race residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Area name: Huntsville, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $538 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Huntsville, Madison, Madison Crossroads, Moores Mill, Triana-Blackwall, Meridianville, Hazel Green, Harvest, New Hope, Arsenal.

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

2012 air pollution in Madison County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 15.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Madison County: Lake Shore Drive Cabin Site Area (A), Mud Creek Boat Dock (B), Hill Poultry Farm (C), Section Bluff Cabin Site Area (D), Rock House (E), Reese Ferry Landing (F), Clear Creek Hunting Club (G), Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (H), Widows Creek Steam Plant (I), Camp Jackson (J), Bryant Community Center (K), Brisco Store (L), Bell Store (M), Crow Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (N), Limrock - Aspel Volunteer Fire Department (O), Flat Rock Fire Department (P), Rosalie Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Fackler Volunteer Fire Department (R), Paint Rock Volunteer Fire Department (S), Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Roaches Cove Baptist Church (A), Mount Ararat Church (B), Mount Nebo Baptist Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Mount Pisgah Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), Mountain View Church (G), Princeton Church (H), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shelton Cemetery (1), McMahan Cemetery (2), Collins Cemetery (3), Middleton Cemetery (4), Crawford Cemetery (5), Porter Cemetery (6), Cross Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Indian Grave Pond (A), Reese Pond (B), Horseshoe Pond (C), Beasley Pond (D), Ned Hole (E), Yellow Pond (F), Fish Pond (G), Big Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Bryant Creek (A), Talkington Branch (B), Stringer Creek (C), Stillhouse Branch (D), Sterne Branch (E), Smith Creek (F), Slaton Branch (G), Skelton Branch (H), Shanty Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Madison County include: Burns Reservation (1), Bengis Reservation (2), Blowing Wind Cave National Wildlife Refuge (3), Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge (4), Woods Reservation (5), William Key Reservation (6), William Jones Reservation (7), Thorn Reservation (8), Thomas Jones Reservation (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Roosevelt County, New Mexico , Faulkner County, Arkansas , Macon County, North Carolina , Tunica County, Mississippi , Towns County, Georgia , Walker County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 21,212
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 10,976 (44% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

4.0%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,385
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,671
  • 1985 to 1989: 996
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,188
  • 1975 to 1979: 945
  • 1970 to 1974: 645
  • 1970 to 1974: 541
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,605
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.2%

Madison County marital status for males Madison County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 83,226
  • One, attached: 2,340
  • Two: 2,475
  • 3 or 4: 6,414
  • 5 to 9: 8,070
  • 10 to 19: 5,177
  • 20 or more: 5,143
  • Mobile homes: 7,381
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62

Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 50,261 (5,809 second mortgage, 4,966 home equity loan, 202 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,425

Here:

75.4% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Madison County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant105,503284
Mainline Protestant35,53372
Catholic14,1576
Black Protestant6,71041
Other6,58727
Orthodox3402
None165,981-
Madison County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Madison County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 177
Madison County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 202
This county:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

12.1%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

30.9%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 178 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,693
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $239.95
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.54%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,899
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,477
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.80%
Corn for grain: 12480 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6109 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 53441 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 22952 harvested acres
Vegetables: 132 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 122 acres

Tornado activity:

Madison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 1750048.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 101 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/18/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from Madison County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 220.4 miles away from Madison County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to November 25, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1399: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1399, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Freezing Rain and Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1261: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1261, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Freeze
  • Alabama Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 01, 1996 to February 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1104: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1104, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3096: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (11%)
  • India (10%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Other Caribbean (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Madison County (%):

  • United States or American (19%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Madison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 112,526 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 15,127 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 301 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 36 (0%)
  • Taxi: 141 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 86 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 135 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,800 (1%)
  • Other means: 749 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,139 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Madison County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 4,010 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 915 people in nursing homes
  • 885 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 587 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 452 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 105 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 85 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 45 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 20 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Madison County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 4,247 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,012 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 823 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 262 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 226 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 71 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 67 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,313.

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

Here:

6.12%
Alabama average:

6.02%


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

0.13%
Alabama average:

0.05%

2.26% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($14,051 average AGI)
3.73% relocated from other states ($34,034 average AGI)
Madison County:

3.73%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Limestone County, AL  0.42% ($39,638 average AGI)
from Morgan County, AL  0.34% ($39,647)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($33,736)
from Marshall County, AL  0.18% ($43,039)
from Lincoln County, TN  0.11% ($36,449)
from Lauderdale County, AL  0.10% ($30,389)
from Jackson County, AL  0.08% ($41,718)


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

Here:

5.60%
Alabama average:

6.06%


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

0.08%
Alabama average:

0.06%

2.15% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($15,970 average AGI)
3.36% relocated to other states ($28,158 average AGI)
Madison County:

3.36%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Limestone County, AL  0.73% ($51,914 average AGI)
to Morgan County, AL  0.29% ($37,187)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.22% ($29,314)
to Marshall County, AL  0.16% ($42,379)
to Lincoln County, TN  0.13% ($35,121)
to Davidson County, TN  0.08% ($31,375)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.07% ($47,267)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Madison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Madison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Madison County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Madison County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 43,367 (36,286 aged, 7,081 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,774 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Madison County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (2,800)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,649)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,600)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,563)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,396)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,325)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,252)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,132)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,102)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (853)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 48.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 30.4
  • Other - 18.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 110.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.6
  • Suffocation - 19.6
  • Poisoning - 13.3
  • Other - 3.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 326,769
  • In family households: 272,612 (62,666 male householders, 26,484 female householders)
    66,176 spouses, 94,515 children (86,765 natural, 2,491 adopted, 5,259 stepchildren), 6,907 grandchildren, 3,054 brothers or sisters, 2,310 parents, 3,633 other relatives, 5,304 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 54,157 (22,041 male householders (18,024 living alone)), 23,509 female householders (20,678 living alone)), 8,607 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,042 (2,327 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 39,453 2-persons, 21,526 3-persons, 17,367 4-persons, 7,238 5-persons, 2,345 6-persons, 1,221 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 38,702 1-person, 5,645 2-persons, 800 3-persons, 303 4-persons, 67 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

48,295 married couples with children.
16,268 single-parent households (2,853 men, 13,415 women).

94.5% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,639,487,000 ($26,067 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,249,561,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $909,972,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $241,388,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,572,000
Federal grants: $255,194,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,417,214,000 ($4,564,990,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $804,147,000 ($502,820,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $26,319,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $264,030,000
Federal Government insurance: $466,415,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 18,964
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,756
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,841
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +10,721
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 49.96 millions of gallons per day (60% from ground, 40% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,492
  • 2010 to 2013: 8,958
  • 2000 to 2009: 31,881
  • 1990 to 1999: 28,937
  • 1980 to 1989: 22,968
  • 1970 to 1979: 21,351
  • 1960 to 1969: 22,919
  • 1950 to 1959: 11,625
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,142
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,584
Note: State values scaled to Madison population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population
  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 236
  • 3 rooms: 1,582
  • 4 rooms: 3,831
  • 5 rooms: 14,683
  • 6 rooms: 18,880
  • 7 rooms: 14,487
  • 8 rooms: 11,309
  • 9+ rooms: 11,770
  • 1 room: 1,080
  • 2 rooms: 2,916
  • 3 rooms: 6,130
  • 4 rooms: 8,626
  • 5 rooms: 7,467
  • 6 rooms: 4,282
  • 7 rooms: 1,538
  • 8 rooms: 765
  • 9+ rooms: 335
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population
  • no bedroom: 108
  • 1 bedroom: 1,038
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,760
  • 3 bedrooms: 43,400
  • 4 bedrooms: 19,974
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,536
  • no bedroom: 1,314
  • 1 bedroom: 8,765
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,810
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,703
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,390
  • 5+ bedrooms: 157
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population
  • no vehicle: 2,203
  • 1 vehicle: 16,904
  • 2 vehicles: 35,265
  • 3 vehicles: 16,460
  • 4 vehicles: 4,357
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,627
  • no vehicle: 3,930
  • 1 vehicle: 17,367
  • 2 vehicles: 9,439
  • 3 vehicles: 1,805
  • 4 vehicles: 355
  • 5+ vehicles: 243

51% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Alabama.

Madison County:

51.4%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 153,819
  • Northeast: 12,994
  • Midwest: 26,101
  • South: 58,657
  • West: 9,840

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Madison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (58.9%)
  • Utility gas (31.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.2%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Electricity (75.5%)
  • Utility gas (19.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,255
Here:

13.0%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,740
Here:

11.9%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,913
Here:

16.5%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Madison County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,212,000
    Central Staff Services: $294,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,767,000
    General - Other: $14,468,000
    Police Protection: $10,141,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,781,000
    Water Utilities: $6,134,000
    Financial Administration: $5,183,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,507,000
    Sewerage: $4,056,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,380,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,794,000
    Health - Other: $1,933,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,064,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $591,000
    Parks and Recreation: $541,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $254,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $62,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $488,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,466,000
    Police Protection: $1,504,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,745,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $642,000

Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,550,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,354,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $137,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,642,000
    Sale of Property: $1,159,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,025,000
    Rents: $137,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,137,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,125,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,914,000
    All Other: $1,998,000
    Public Welfare: $159,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,603,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,723,000
    Other License: $1,837,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $994,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $813,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $513,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $30,000

Madison County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,750,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,730,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,603,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,428,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,020,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $175,000

Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,648,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,286,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,105
  • Number of aged recipients: 659
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,446
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,150
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,694
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,261
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,320
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,725
Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 73 full 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 ORIGINATED2,541$163,4622,294$177,1088,963$183,863794$35,98113$1,841,846759$111,92684$40,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$173,474117$173,368551$177,30950$50,3600$023$72,73930$40,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED272$133,938284$143,4962,462$163,849348$41,7991$15,000,000110$102,20971$41,169
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN306$167,781290$207,6342,019$172,84332$71,8130$072$101,3478$50,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$131,44062$214,258504$163,30832$82,6560$019$120,00010$64,600
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 64 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED442$202,072448$204,3917$84,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED99$222,364130$212,6089$119,222
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$193,86477$218,4032$113,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$196,50046$207,1960$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$151,77816$162,3136$97,333

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Madison County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,71369.9 years
Mary1,32978.4 years
William1,31672.6 years
John1,18373.2 years
Robert92171.4 years
Charles61070.2 years
George52374.6 years
Willie47974.4 years
Thomas45771.5 years
Annie38379.5 years
Most common last names in Madison County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith71473.9 years
Jones57372.2 years
Johnson37374.6 years
Moore34672.5 years
Davis29473.7 years
Williams28873.1 years
Miller26974.2 years
Brown25672.7 years
Taylor25275.2 years
White20772.7 years
Businesses in Madison County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling2KFC9
AT&T7Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart1
Abercrombie Kids1Knights Inn1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1Kroger7
Advance Auto Parts8La Quinta4
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture2
Apple Store1LensCrafters2
Applebee's3Little Caesars Pizza4
Arby's8Long John Silver's1
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's4
Audi1Marriott5
AutoZone4Marshalls2
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets3
BMW1Maurices1
Banana Republic1Mazda1
Barnes & Noble2McDonald's14
Baskin-Robbins1Men's Wearhouse3
Bath & Body Works3Microtel1
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Bebe1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond2New Balance5
Ben & Jerry's1New York & Co2
Best Western1Nike22
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Brookstone1Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Olive Garden1
Burger King10Outback2
CVS10Outback Steakhouse2
Cache1Pac Sun1
CarMax1Panera Bread1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza5
Catherines1Payless3
Charlotte Russe2Penske6
Chevrolet1PetSmart2
Chick-Fil-A6Pier 1 Imports2
Chico's2Pizza Hut6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Church's Chicken2Popeyes3
Cinnabon 1Pottery Barn1
Clarks1Publix Super Markets9
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos7
Comfort Inn1RadioShack4
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Costco1Red Robin2
Cracker Barrel2Rite Aid9
Curves6Ruby Tuesday4
DHL1Rue212
Dairy Queen2Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza7SONIC Drive-In11
DressBarn2Sam's Club2
Dressbarn2Sears3
Express1Shoe Carnival2
Extended Stay America1Sleep Inn1
FedEx56Soma Intimates1
Finish Line2Spencer Gifts2
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Sprint Nextel4
Foot Locker2Staples3
Ford1Starbucks8
Forever 211Steak 'n Shake1
GNC4Subaru1
GameStop6Subway37
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill3T-Mobile12
Gymboree3T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block15T.J.Maxx2
Hardee's8Taco Bell11
Havertys Furniture1Talbots1
Haworth1Target2
Hilton6The Athlete's Foot1
Hobby Lobby2The Room Place1
Holiday Inn5Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot3U-Haul22
Honda1UPS36
Hot Topic2Vans1
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless3
IHOP2Victoria's Secret3
InTown Suites1Volkswagen1
J. Jill1Waffle House6
J.Crew1Walgreens7
JCPenney1Walmart6
JoS. A. Bank2Wendy's8
Jones New York7Westin1
Journeys2Wet Seal2
Justice3YMCA6

Madison County on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 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+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"