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Madison County, Montana (MT)


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County population in 2012: 7,733 (all rural); it was 6,851 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,401
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,237
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,080
Renter-occupied apartments: 922 (it was 876 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 3587 sq. mi.
Water area: 16.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Madison County: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.4%), Educational,health and social services (16.9%), Construction (13.4%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Madison County, Montana:


Median resident age:  49.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years

Males: 3,997  (45.1%)
Females: 3,694  (54.9%)

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Madison County,MT real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,745 ($30,233 in 1999)
This county:

$38745
Montana:

$42322

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $519 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $650)
This county:

$519
State:

$533


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $249,713 (it was $116,300 in 2000)
Madison County:

$249,713
Montana:

$176,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,541 - $418,089

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $316,965
Here:

$316,965
State:

$250,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $629,907
Here:

$629,907
State:

$190,973

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,066
Here:

$78,066
State:

$183,986

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,947
Here:

$70,947
State:

$173,421

Mobile homes: $237,786
Here:

$237,786
State:

$51,663

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $87,726
Here:

$87,726
State:

$45,944
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,108
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Institutionalized population: 66

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, MT 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: $1,192 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,185 (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 2009: 13.1%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 49 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

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

12.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison County is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Madison Valley, Ennis, Sheridan, Twin Bridges, Harrison, Virginia City, Pony, Alder.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Madison County: Nevada City (A), Leonard Place (B), Metzel Ranch (C), Meadow Lake Camp (D), Ball Ranch (E), Barter Ranch (F), Belmont Park Ranch (G), Eightmile Fishing Access Site (H), Maloney Ranch (I), Cottonwood Campground (J), Biltmore Hot Springs (K), Lawton Ranch (L), Reids Camp (M), Madison River Lodge (N), Manley Camp (O), Big Spring Ranger Station (P), McCullough Ranch (Q), Madison Powerhouse (R), Old Madison Powerhouse (S), Vigilante Experimental Range (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish (A), Trinity Episcopal Church (B), Saint Patrick Catholic Church (C), Madison Valley Presbyterian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McAllister Cemetery (1), Bear Creek Cemetery (2), Madison Valley Cemetery (3), Evans Cemetery (4), Nevada City Cemetery (5), Harrison Cemetery (6), South Boulder Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lower Falls Creek Lake (A), Hermit Lake (B), Hidden Lake (C), High Hope Lake (D), Kid Lake (E), Hilgard Lake (F), Macaroni Lake (G), Marcheta Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ice Creek (A), Moore Creek (B), Alder Creek (C), Alp Creek (D), Alpine Creek (E), Andy Dick Creek (F), Antimony Creek (G), Arasta Creek (H), Aspen Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Madison County include: Non Pareil Park (1), Bear Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Wall Creek State Wildlife Management Area (3), Bozeman Trail Historical Marker (4), Brownes Bridge Historical Marker (5), Raynolds Pass Historical Marker (6), Virginia City Historical Marker (7), Nevada City Historical Marker (8), Adobetown Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beaverhead County , Gallatin County , Fremont County, Idaho , Jefferson County , Silver Bow County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 138
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 98 (60% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.0%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 571 (47 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 500

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.67%
Here24.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,690
Total congregations: 16

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents639 (37.8%)329 (19.5%)166 (9.8%)164 (9.7%)126 (7.5%)
Congregations3 (18.8%)2 (12.5%)2 (12.5%)2 (12.5%)1 (6.3%)
NameAssemblies of GodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents114 (6.7%)95 (5.6%)31 (1.8%)14 (0.8%)12 (0.7%)
Congregations2 (12.5%)2 (12.5%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)-
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Madison County - Madison Valley, Ennis, Sheridan, Twin Bridges, Harrison

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Madison County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Madison County:

29.71 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.7%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.4%
Montana:

23.1%



Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 2005 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,279
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $79.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,725
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 83.63%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,770
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.18%
All wheat for grain: 6983 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Madison County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 314% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/20/1999 at 13:50:25, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from Madison County center
On 5/8/2007 at 15:46:49, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/5/2006 at 03:25:52, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.6 ML, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (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: 1,948 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 470 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 284 (9%)
  • Other means: 24 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 370 (12%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


65 people in nursing homes
8 people in other workers' dormitories
97 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,891.

10.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.05%
Montana average:

8.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.26% relocated from other counties in Montana ($14,969 average AGI)
5.79% relocated from other states ($29,436 average AGI)
Madison County:

5.79%
Montana average:

4.64%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gallatin County, MT  2.07% ($41,943 average AGI)


8.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($132,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Montana average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.72% relocated to other counties in Montana ($17,800 average AGI)
4.01% relocated to other states ($114,555 average AGI)
Madison County:

4.01%
Montana average:

4.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Gallatin County, MT  1.75% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Beaverhead County, MT  0.48% ($21,333)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.44% ($10,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Births per 1000 population in Madison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Madison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,249 (1,145 aged, 104 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 28.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4435.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 226.020
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21994.63

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 687.380
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 962.330
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.75

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 123.730

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 27.5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,528

Size of family households: 1,363 2-persons, 381 3-persons, 277 4-persons, 107 5-persons, 48 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,162 1-person, 181 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

96.3% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $35,133,000 ($4963 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,260,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,569,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,509,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,501,000
Federal grants: $4,482,000
Federal procurement contracts: $835,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,236,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $60,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,110,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,832,000

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

Births: 275
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 393
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +553
Here:

+76 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (54% from ground, 46% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 330
  • 5 rooms: 447
  • 6 rooms: 449
  • 7 rooms: 330
  • 8 rooms: 194
  • 9+ rooms: 192
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 71
  • 3 rooms: 116
  • 4 rooms: 199
  • 5 rooms: 197
  • 6 rooms: 123
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 577
  • 3 bedrooms: 931
  • 4 bedrooms: 310
  • 5+ bedrooms: 99
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 162
  • 2 bedrooms: 304
  • 3 bedrooms: 265
  • 4 bedrooms: 99
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 63
  • 1 vehicle: 415
  • 2 vehicles: 867
  • 3 vehicles: 544
  • 4 vehicles: 144
  • 5+ vehicles: 47
  • no vehicle: 70
  • 1 vehicle: 339
  • 2 vehicles: 307
  • 3 vehicles: 105
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

57% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Montana.

Madison County:

56.8%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Madison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.1%)
  • Wood (21.0%)
  • Electricity (16.5%)
  • Utility gas (15.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.3%)
  • Electricity (25.3%)
  • Utility gas (18.0%)
  • Wood (14.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

2.0%
Montana:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

3.8%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

10.9%
Montana:

11.5%

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 2006:


Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


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, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4778.1 years
James4175.8 years
Mary3581.5 years
William3077.0 years
Robert2671.7 years
Charles2273.2 years
George2075.9 years
Dorothy1775.2 years
Harry1679.9 years
Helen1682.4 years
Most common last names in Madison County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2782.2 years
Clark1775.3 years
Nelson1280.9 years
Thompson979.0 years
Schulz977.6 years
Lueck882.0 years
Johnson872.5 years
Baker876.4 years
Edwards785.6 years
Elser783.3 years
Businesses in Madison County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1True Value1
FedEx4U-Haul2
RadioShack1UPS2
Browse common businesses in Madison County, MT


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