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. 2013 cost of living index in Madison County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (45.9%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Madison County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
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 2013: $35,545 ($27,895 in 1999)

This county:

$35545
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $395 (lower quartile is $322, upper quartile is $499)
This county:

$395
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,703 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Madison:

$94,703
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,436 - $162,911
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $878
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $258

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:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $345,000

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $530 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $426 (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 2013: 22.6%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.2%
Madison County:

23.2%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(22.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 36.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.7% for American Indian residents, 25.4% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 5 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 18 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 95
  • 1990 to 1994: 52
  • 1985 to 1989: 42
  • 1980 to 1984: 21
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 30

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Madison County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,95834
Mainline Protestant5084
Other2582
Catholic1501
None9,843-
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: 3
Madison County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Madison County:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

8.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

27.2%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 5526685.3 times below 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 near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.6 miles away from Madison County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 104.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.8 miles away from the 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 220.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 245.8 miles away from Madison County center
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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (58%)
  • El Salvador (16%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)

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

  • United States or American (34%)
  • English (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

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 2010 was $38,052.

6.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.37% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($18,564 average AGI)
2.16% relocated from other states ($10,600 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.16%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, AR  2.30% ($29,198 average AGI)
from Benton County, AR  0.81% ($30,659)
from Carroll County, AR  0.42% ($20,048)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.02% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($21,473 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($5,476 average AGI)
Madison County:

1.54%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, AR  3.24% ($29,543 average AGI)
to Benton County, AR  0.83% ($28,071)
to Carroll County, AR  0.38% ($22,421)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 10.1

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.

2,859 married couples with children.
610 single-parent households (181 men, 429 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 50
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,332
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,652
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,013
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,243
  • 1960 to 1969: 763
  • 1950 to 1959: 509
  • 1940 to 1949: 336
  • 1939 or earlier: 545
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Madison County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,375,000
    Police Protection: $1,079,000
    Solid Waste Management: $229,000
    Central Staff Services: $200,000
    General - Other: $184,000
    Financial Administration: $179,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $162,000
    Fire Protection: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $116,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,622,000

Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $442,000
    Solid Waste Management: $229,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $518,000
    Interest Earnings: $89,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $852,000
    General Support: $213,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,036,000
    Total General Sales: $752,000

Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,885,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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