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Madison County, Arkansas (AR)


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County population in 2012: 15,645 (all rural); it was 14,243 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,572
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,282
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,314
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,320 (it was 1,149 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 837 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Madison County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.2%), Manufacturing (18.0%), Construction (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Madison County, Arkansas:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years

Males: 7,881  (45.3%)
Females: 7,836  (54.7%)

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Madison County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,784 ($27,895 in 1999)
This county:

$32784
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $347 (lower quartile is $241, upper quartile is $450)
This county:

$347
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $104,911 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Madison County:

$104,911
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,037 - $187,584

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,272
Here:

$190,272
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $57,582
Here:

$57,582
State:

$150,839

Mobile homes: $115,120
Here:

$115,120
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $28,262
Here:

$28,262
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $755
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $236

Institutionalized population: 79

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


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


Madison County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $375 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $397 (0.4%)


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 2009: 17.6%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 39.2% for other race residents, 36.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

18.6%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.6%

Area name: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $554 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $807 a month.

Cities in this county include: Huntsville, St. Paul, Hindsville.

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Madison County: Noark Camp (A), Spoke Plant (B), Smyrna Volunteer Fire Department (C), Bohannan Mount Volunteer Fire Department (D), Boston - Pettigrew Volunteer Fire Department (E), Clifty Volunteer Fire Station (F), Wesley Volunteer Fire Department (G), Witter - Aurora Volunteer Fire Department (H), Forum - Alabam Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (I), Forum - Alabam Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (J), Japton Volunteer Fire Department (K), Kingston Fire Department (L), Marble Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Upper Smyrna Church (A), Upper Wharton Church (B), New Home Church (C), Aurora Church (D), Mountain Grove Church (E), Montgomery Chapel (F), Big Sandy Church (G), Bohannan Community Church (H), Bohannan Mountain Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Parker Cemetery (1), Aurora Cemetery (2), Mount Olive Cemetery (3), Liberty Cemetery (4), Ledbetter Cemetery (5), Kilgore Cemetery (6), Jones Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dills Lakes (A), City of Huntsville Lake (B), Hindsville Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Prong White River (A), Drakes Creek (B), Maxwell Creek (C), Delaney Creek (D), Dabney Creek (E), Crosses Creek (F), Long Branch (G), Coon Creek (H), Soda Cave Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Madison County include: Withrow Springs State Park (1), McIlroy State Game Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Benton County , Carroll County , Crawford County , Franklin County , Johnson County , Newton County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 182
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 251 (18% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

1.8%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.5%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 872 (54 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 792

Here:

52.4% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.99%
Here35.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,983
Total congregations: 39

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents2,184 (43.8%)932 (18.7%)507 (10.2%)501 (10.1%)217 (4.4%)
Congregations6 (15.4%)16 (41.0%)4 (10.3%)3 (7.7%)2 (5.1%)
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents158 (3.2%)136 (2.7%)110 (2.2%)88 (1.8%)150 (3.0%)
Congregations1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)4 (10.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Madison County - Huntsville, St. Paul, Hindsville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Madison County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Madison County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

13.4%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 232 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,291
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $31.03
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.45%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,927
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,096
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.30
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.46%
Vegetables: 18 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Tornado activity:

Madison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/21/1996, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Madison County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Madison County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Food (13%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Madison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,437 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,222 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 168 (3%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 512 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


83 people in nursing homes
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,072.

8.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.82%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.97% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($21,731 average AGI)
2.85% relocated from other states ($10,408 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.85%
Arkansas average:

3.66%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washington County, AR  3.81% ($33,148 average AGI)
from Benton County, AR  1.02% ($36,327)
from Carroll County, AR  0.31% ($25,667)


7.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.32% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($22,104 average AGI)
1.84% relocated to other states ($5,896 average AGI)
Madison County:

1.84%
Arkansas average:

3.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washington County, AR  3.33% ($28,892 average AGI)
to Benton County, AR  0.97% ($32,522)
to Carroll County, AR  0.32% ($36,467)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Madison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Madison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,494 (1,929 aged, 565 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,638

Size of family households: 2,047 2-persons, 998 3-persons, 788 4-persons, 372 5-persons, 132 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,494 1-person, 218 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

96.3% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 50% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $69,012,000 ($4699 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,562,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,496,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,399,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $492,000
Federal grants: $15,985,000
Federal procurement contracts: $710,000 ($130,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,930,000 ($63,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $248,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,487,000
Federal Government insurance: $959,000

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

Births: 881
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 747
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +72
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +542
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.82 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 46
  • 2 rooms: 98
  • 3 rooms: 243
  • 4 rooms: 720
  • 5 rooms: 1,233
  • 6 rooms: 1,026
  • 7 rooms: 489
  • 8 rooms: 281
  • 9+ rooms: 178
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 123
  • 4 rooms: 287
  • 5 rooms: 335
  • 6 rooms: 163
  • 7 rooms: 123
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 62
  • 1 bedroom: 294
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,237
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,235
  • 4 bedrooms: 401
  • 5+ bedrooms: 85
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 181
  • 2 bedrooms: 436
  • 3 bedrooms: 410
  • 4 bedrooms: 83
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 210
  • 1 vehicle: 870
  • 2 vehicles: 1,801
  • 3 vehicles: 1,007
  • 4 vehicles: 334
  • 5+ vehicles: 92
  • no vehicle: 180
  • 1 vehicle: 526
  • 2 vehicles: 338
  • 3 vehicles: 61
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

64% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Arkansas.

Madison County:

64.2%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Madison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.2%)
  • Wood (28.9%)
  • Utility gas (21.2%)
  • Electricity (14.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.6%)
  • Utility gas (26.9%)
  • Wood (21.0%)
  • Electricity (17.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

2.8%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

5.8%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

2.9%
Arkansas:

14.7%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Madison County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Madison County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8273.6 years
William6977.2 years
John5681.5 years
Mary3981.0 years
Robert3169.3 years
George2879.0 years
Charles2871.3 years
Joe2372.9 years
Fred1773.3 years
Clarence1683.5 years
Most common last names in Madison County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5275.3 years
Jones3777.1 years
Bolinger2880.5 years
Parker2779.0 years
Johnson2176.1 years
Davis2079.1 years
Mccoy1978.9 years
Thompson1977.6 years
Phillips1778.2 years
Walker1776.7 years
Businesses in Madison County, AR
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
SONIC Drive-In1Walmart1

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