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Madison County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 87,340 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 70,872 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,528
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,953
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,216
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,492 (it was 10,936 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

31%

Land area: 441 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 198 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Madison County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.4%), Educational, health and social services (24.7%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Madison County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 42,412  (48.6%)
Females: 44,928  (51.4%)
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Madison County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,316 ($32,861 in 1999)

This county:

$45316
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $563 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $709)
This county:

$563
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $136,300 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Madison:

$136,300
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,000 - $206,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,112
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

Institutionalized population: 661

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 116
  • Thefts: 211
  • Auto thefts: 19

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 80
  • Thefts: 181
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 348 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2005: 406 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2006: 323 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2007: 276 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2008: 195 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2009: 124 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2010: 131 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2011: 107 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2012: 112 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2014: 120 buildings, average cost: $89,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,306 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $865 (0.9%)

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: 19.9%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.5% for American Indian residents, 48.9% for other race residents, 34.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
Madison County:

19.9%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.8% for Black residents, 39.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.9% for American Indian residents, 47.1% for other race residents, 30.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 10 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $499 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $704 a month.

Cities in this county include: Richmond, Berea, Cottonburg-Valley View.

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

2012 air pollution in Madison County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 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: Sugar Grove (A), Lone Star (B), Maple Grove (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Hardins Chapel (A), Hillsboro Church (B), Wesley Chapel (C), Holy Rosary Church (D), Mount Freedom Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), New Hope Church (G), Willisburg Church (H), Antioch Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mc Mullin Cemetery (1), Masters Cemetery (2), Bottom Cemetery (3), Prather Cemetery (4), Burns Cemetery (5), Perkins Cemetery (6), Cocanougher Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Springfield Reservoir (A), Willisburg Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Servant Run (A), Dry Run (B), Allen Branch (C), Beaver Creek (D), Beechroot Branch (E), Birdtown Branch (F), Doe Run (G), Bluegrass Branch (H), Booker Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Neighboring counties: Hinsdale County, Colorado , Monroe County, West Virginia , Hancock County , King and Queen County, Virginia , Lee County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,200
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,064 (34% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 443
  • 1990 to 1994: 175
  • 1985 to 1989: 104
  • 1980 to 1984: 96
  • 1975 to 1979: 107
  • 1970 to 1974: 55
  • 1970 to 1974: 19
  • 1965 to 1969: 65

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,287
  • One, attached: 320
  • Two: 1,525
  • 3 or 4: 2,266
  • 5 to 9: 2,664
  • 10 to 19: 1,210
  • 20 or more: 613
  • Mobile homes: 3,685
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 25

Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 8,282 (726 second mortgage, 977 home equity loan, 70 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,661

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Madison County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,04187
Mainline Protestant4,59618
Catholic2,0052
Other1,3246
Black Protestant1811
None50,769-
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: 8
Madison County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Madison County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

8.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

29.1%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,530
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $224.56
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.70%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.94%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,163
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,911
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.86
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.75%
Corn for grain: 1691 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 97 harvested acres
Vegetables: 62 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Madison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 5485499.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/20/2000, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused $70,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from Madison 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) earthquake occurred 203.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 211.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.6 miles away from Madison County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 17, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1925): July 23, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1925, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1841): May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1471): June 3, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1471, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 4, 1998 to February 6, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1207): March 3, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckyBlizzard, Incident Period: January 5, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1089): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

  • India (22%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

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

  • United States or American (33%)
  • English (14%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Madison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26,590 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 4,362 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 131 (0%)
  • Taxi: 70 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 71 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,136 (6%)
  • Other means: 182 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 945 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 4,731 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 346 people in nursing homes
  • 189 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 4,908 people in college/university student housing
  • 388 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 190 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 74 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 73 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,741.

7.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.06%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

4.99% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($21,151 average AGI)
2.41% relocated from other states ($13,035 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.41%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, KY  1.25% ($36,827 average AGI)
from Estill County, KY  0.34% ($30,537)
from Rockcastle County, KY  0.32% ($27,844)
from Jackson County, KY  0.22% ($28,468)
from Clark County, KY  0.21% ($29,018)
from Laurel County, KY  0.19% ($35,115)
from Garrard County, KY  0.16% ($33,721)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($401 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.07%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

4.74% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($19,914 average AGI)
2.50% relocated to other states ($13,647 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.50%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, KY  1.53% ($32,544 average AGI)
to Rockcastle County, KY  0.32% ($27,989)
to Estill County, KY  0.28% ($30,883)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.22% ($21,361)
to Clark County, KY  0.19% ($32,231)
to Jackson County, KY  0.17% ($24,739)
to Laurel County, KY  0.16% ($32,023)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
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: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
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: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
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: 10,849 (8,117 aged, 2,732 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,064 (11%)

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, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Cardiovascular disease, unspecified (884)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (787)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (483)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (364)
  • Congestive heart failure (353)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (325)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (297)
  • Unspecified dementia (297)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (245)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (219)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7003.200
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 153.530
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52693.94

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1387.800
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 661.1
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.43

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.6

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.15

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.6
  • Other - 22.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,221
  • In family households: 62,637 (14,573 male householders, 6,326 female householders)
    15,743 spouses, 20,538 children (18,791 natural, 537 adopted, 1,210 stepchildren), 1,612 grandchildren, 573 brothers or sisters, 466 parents, 765 other relatives, 1,679 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,584 (5,247 male householders (3,770 living alone)), 5,827 female householders (4,653 living alone)), 3,510 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,695 (661 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,478 2-persons, 5,278 3-persons, 3,908 4-persons, 1,532 5-persons, 487 6-persons, 216 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,423 1-person, 2,030 2-persons, 440 3-persons, 138 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

10,706 married couples with children.
3,560 single-parent households (667 men, 2,893 women).

96.5% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (34% speak English very well, 51% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $414,576,000 ($5440 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $62,177,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $157,023,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $81,319,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,259,000
Federal grants: $110,936,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,757,000 ($15,196,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $46,282,000 ($37,672,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,296,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $42,895,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,631,000

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

Births: 5,013
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,863
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +338
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,490
Here:

+58 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.33 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,457
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,153
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,857
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,789
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,415
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,997
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,061
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,404
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,388
Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 93
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 1,373
  • 5 rooms: 3,744
  • 6 rooms: 3,834
  • 7 rooms: 2,815
  • 8 rooms: 2,133
  • 9+ rooms: 2,019
  • 1 room: 151
  • 2 rooms: 806
  • 3 rooms: 1,393
  • 4 rooms: 4,211
  • 5 rooms: 2,638
  • 6 rooms: 862
  • 7 rooms: 485
  • 8 rooms: 208
  • 9+ rooms: 182
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 239
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,007
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,440
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,782
  • 5+ bedrooms: 710
  • no bedroom: 194
  • 1 bedroom: 2,099
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,590
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,479
  • 4 bedrooms: 451
  • 5+ bedrooms: 123
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 613
  • 1 vehicle: 3,838
  • 2 vehicles: 7,526
  • 3 vehicles: 3,134
  • 4 vehicles: 809
  • 5+ vehicles: 296
  • no vehicle: 1,473
  • 1 vehicle: 5,055
  • 2 vehicles: 3,402
  • 3 vehicles: 795
  • 4 vehicles: 143
  • 5+ vehicles: 68

44% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Kentucky.

Madison County:

44.4%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 52257
  • Northeast: 1668
  • Midwest: 8339
  • South: 6014
  • West: 1251

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,800


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 (61.6%)
  • Utility gas (27.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.4%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)
  • Electricity (67.1%)
  • Utility gas (26.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 574
Here:

8.1%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 246
Here:

7.8%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,361
Here:

14.4%
Kentucky:

18.1%

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 - Regular Highways: $816,000
    General Public Buildings: $122,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,672,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,183,000
    Financial Administration: $733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $429,000
    Solid Waste Management: $410,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $348,000
    General Public Buildings: $346,000
    Police Protection: $322,000
    Health - Other: $301,000
    Central Staff Services: $212,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $18,000
    Hospitals: $4,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $599,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $414,000
    Regular Highways: $260,000
    Health - Other: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,000
    Financial Administration: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,144,000

Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $950,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $321,000
    Interest Earnings: $210,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,287,000
    Highways: $1,591,000
    General Local Government Support: $501,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $3,704,000
    Property: $2,009,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $613,000
    NEC: $97,000

Madison County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,935,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,745,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,032,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,838,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,190,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $194,000

Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,844,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,838,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,686
  • Number of aged recipients: 236
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,450
  • Number of recipients under 18: 382
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,706
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 598
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,073
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,157
Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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 2003
(Based on 14 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED283$112,0071,231$107,4903,001$102,575279$20,61659$3,620,288377$78,337
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$94,211152$88,520364$98,18718$45,3890$024$68,958
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$84,451286$67,175900$90,464113$22,9293$261,33361$67,574
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN30$104,367116$105,172501$105,92617$45,0590$021$115,714
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$108,80031$112,581130$103,28510$24,4000$01$84,000
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED269$127,870306$122,61126$89,038
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$125,78860$121,0333$156,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$136,5001$104,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$128,66716$140,1880$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$159,3337$111,2860$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Madison County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James36672.0 years
Mary36380.6 years
William33273.9 years
John31875.3 years
Robert23672.1 years
Charles14569.2 years
George14074.1 years
Elizabeth11979.4 years
Margaret10779.3 years
Thomas8773.4 years
Most common last names in Madison County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16873.5 years
Johnson16576.0 years
Jones11475.0 years
Powell11374.2 years
White9376.0 years
Taylor8176.6 years
Baker7777.1 years
Williams7679.1 years
Long7278.2 years
Rose7274.2 years
Businesses in Madison County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware2Long John Silver's2
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's4MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's5
Best Western1Meijer1
Blockbuster2Nike3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King2Office Depot1
CVS1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A2Outback1
Comfort Inn1Outback Steakhouse1
Comfort Suites1Panera Bread1
Cracker Barrel2Papa John's Pizza2
Cricket Wireless9Payless1
Curves2Penske1
DHL1PetSmart1
Dairy Queen3Pizza Hut3
Days Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza2Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Roof Inn1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid3
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx4Ryan's Grill1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
GNC4Sears1
Goodwill2Starbucks3
H&R Block3Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's2Subway7
Hilton1Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1U-Haul9
JCPenney1UPS7
Justice1Verizon Wireless2
KFC2Waffle House2
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Knights Inn2Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's3
Kroger1White Castle1
La Quinta1YMCA1
Lane Furniture2

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