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Madison County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 27,922 (8% urban, 92% rural); it was 25,730 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,154
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,968
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,857
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,386 (it was 1,943 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

34%

Land area: 284 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 98 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Madison County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.6%), Retail trade (14.7%), Manufacturing (13.3%), Construction (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Madison County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 13,898  (45.0%)
Females: 14,222  (55.0%)

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Madison County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,764 ($36,347 in 1999)
This county:

$40764
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $430 (lower quartile is $367, upper quartile is $552)
This county:

$430
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $130,464 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Madison County:

$130,464
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,425 - $197,062

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $241,768
Here:

$241,768
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $734,338
Here:

$734,338
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $92,586
Here:

$92,586
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,109
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

Institutionalized population: 150

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


Madison County, GA 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: $957 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $808 (0.7%)


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: 16.9%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Black residents, 61.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 26.6% for other race residents, 42.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

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

11.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

4.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

Area name: Athens-Clarke County, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison County is $509 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $851 a month.

Cities in this county include: Comer, Colbert, Danielsville, Ila, Carlton, Hull, Broad River.

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Madison County: Camp Maranatha (A), Haggards Crossroad (B), Sacred Heart Camp (C), Pleasant Grove Community Center (D), Brice Drake Chicken Farm (E), Collins District Volunteer Fire Department (F), Harrison Volunteer Fire Department (G), Collins District Volunteer Fire Department (H), Madison County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (I), Madison County Emergency Medical Services Station 4 (J), Poca Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (K), Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department (L), Neese Sanford Fire Department Station 2 (M), Poca Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (N), Neese Sanford Fire Department Station 1 (O), Georgia Forestry Commission Madison Office (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Bethlehem Church (A), Word of Life Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Shiloh Baptist Church (D), Rogers Baptist Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), Kingdom Hall (G), Faith Pentecostal Church (H), Erastus Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Allen Cemetery (1), Berryman Cemetery (2), Cooper Cemetery (3), Kidd Cemetery (4), Bradley Cemetery (5), McGinnis Cemetery (6), Smith-Rogers Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Adams Lake (A), Minishs Lake (B), Lake Seagraves (C), Seymours Lake (D), Otter Run Lake (E), Sanford Lake (F), Sandy and Trail Creek Lake (G), Reservoir U (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Branch (A), Allen Branch (B), Williams Creek (C), Vineyard Creek (D), Biger Creek (E), Cedar Grove Branch (F), Strickland Branch (G), Hubbard Creek (H), South Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Madison County: Watson Mill State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Banks County , Clarke County , Elbert County , Franklin County , Hart County , Jackson County , Oglethorpe County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 669
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 508 (26% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

2.0%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 28.0%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 2,331 (233 second mortgage, 304 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,381

Here:

62.8% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.34%
Here38.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,866
Total congregations: 35

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents8,079 (81.9%)1,386 (14.0%)231 (2.3%)144 (1.5%)26 (0.3%)
Congregations24 (68.6%)6 (17.1%)2 (5.7%)2 (5.7%)1 (2.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Madison County - Comer, Colbert, Danielsville, Ila, Carlton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Madison County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

16.1%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 100 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $161,275
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.40%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $112,919
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,512
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.23%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.56
Corn for grain: 82 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1292 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 672 harvested acres
Vegetables: 83 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 62 acres

Tornado activity:

Madison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 137 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/31/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 100 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Madison County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from Madison County center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/2006 at 00:57:27, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Madison County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (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: 9,787 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,737 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 215 (2%)
  • Other means: 89 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 398 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,056.

8.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.91% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($25,073 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($7,616 average AGI)
Madison County:

1.62%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clarke County, GA  2.35% ($30,431 average AGI)
from Jackson County, GA  1.14% ($28,833)
from Oglethorpe County, GA  0.49% ($24,159)
from Oconee County, GA  0.46% ($31,878)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.32% ($66,690)
from Barrow County, GA  0.28% ($29,640)
from Franklin County, GA  0.27% ($30,500)


7.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.57% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($24,739 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($9,392 average AGI)
Madison County:

1.32%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clarke County, GA  2.23% ($26,085 average AGI)
to Jackson County, GA  1.09% ($30,299)
to Oglethorpe County, GA  0.48% ($33,930)
to Oconee County, GA  0.44% ($41,333)
to Franklin County, GA  0.37% ($22,455)
to Barrow County, GA  0.25% ($33,091)
to Hart County, GA  0.21% ($55,789)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Madison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Madison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,971 (3,024 aged, 947 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1183.630
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 787.860

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.31

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.66

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,916

Size of family households: 3,322 2-persons, 1,860 3-persons, 1,486 4-persons, 677 5-persons, 273 6-persons, 186 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,263 1-person, 358 2-persons, 51 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

96.3% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 42% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $124,943,000 ($4575 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,847,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,561,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,642,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $606,000
Federal grants: $31,095,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,884,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,156,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,177,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,560,000
Federal Government insurance: $390,000

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

Births: 1,793
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,298
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +131
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +962
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 81
  • 3 rooms: 228
  • 4 rooms: 1,101
  • 5 rooms: 2,051
  • 6 rooms: 2,123
  • 7 rooms: 1,093
  • 8 rooms: 672
  • 9+ rooms: 500
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 130
  • 4 rooms: 687
  • 5 rooms: 555
  • 6 rooms: 362
  • 7 rooms: 107
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 184
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,046
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,652
  • 4 bedrooms: 795
  • 5+ bedrooms: 157
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 153
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,013
  • 3 bedrooms: 680
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 297
  • 1 vehicle: 1,670
  • 2 vehicles: 3,502
  • 3 vehicles: 1,671
  • 4 vehicles: 518
  • 5+ vehicles: 199
  • no vehicle: 313
  • 1 vehicle: 866
  • 2 vehicles: 563
  • 3 vehicles: 178
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

66% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Georgia.

Madison County:

65.5%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

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 (54.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.7%)
  • Utility gas (15.6%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Electricity (39.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.2%)
  • Utility gas (25.6%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 262
Here:

8.3%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 61
Here:

4.6%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 97
Here:

17.8%
Georgia:

22.9%

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 - Debt 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 Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Madison County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17373.6 years
William13772.7 years
John11573.2 years
Mary9880.8 years
Robert8071.2 years
George7876.1 years
Willie7277.4 years
Charles5370.9 years
Henry5374.1 years
Annie4979.3 years
Most common last names in Madison County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16675.0 years
Brown5974.0 years
Adams5275.4 years
Johnson5276.3 years
Morris4076.3 years
Graham3979.7 years
Bridges3873.8 years
Strickland3776.4 years
Drake3272.2 years
Allen3067.9 years
Businesses in Madison County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
Ethan Allen1Subway2
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Browse common businesses in Madison County, GA

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