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Madison County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 21,157 (9% urban, 91% rural); it was 19,635 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,019
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,495
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,123
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,980 (it was 1,877 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 449 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Madison County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.6%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Madison County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 10,467  (49.5%)
Females: 10,690  (50.5%)
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Madison County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,682 ($30,985 in 1999)

This county:

$38,682
North Carolina:

$47,830

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $517 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $696)
This county:

$517
State:

$648


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $165,268 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Madison:

$165,268
North Carolina:

$160,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,323 - $269,513
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,143
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

Institutionalized population: 220

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 74
  • Thefts: 88
  • Auto thefts: 24

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 66
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 143 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2001: 134 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2002: 119 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2003: 153 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2004: 161 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2007: 169 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2008: 87 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $257,000
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 61 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $284,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,094 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $929 (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 2015: 18.1%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.0% for Black residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.1% for other race residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.1%
Madison County:

17.1%
North Carolina:

16.4%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for Black residents, 38.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.0% for other race residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Area name: Asheville, NC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison County is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $799 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mars Hill, Marshall, Hot Springs.

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: Hairstons Ferry site (A), Professional Plaza (B), Sportsmans Park Drag Strip (C), Stanleys Store (D), Davie Academy Corners (E), Lake Myers Family Campground (F), Bones Store (G), Strouds Store site (H), Baltimore (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Hardison Church (A), Jericho Church (B), Liberty Church (C), Liberty Baptist Church (D), Baileys Chapel (E), Bear Creek Church (F), Union Chapel (G), Bethlehem Church (H), Mainville Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Farmington Cemeteries (1), Fork Cemetery (2), Cedar Creek Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Myers (A), Fred Bahnson Number Two Lake (B), Dutchman Creek W/S Number Five (C), Fred Bahnson Number One Lake (D), Cedar Creek Lake (E), Dutchman Creek W/S Number Six (F), Dutchman Creek W/S Number Ten (G), Mocksville Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ellsworth Creek (A), Carter Creek (B), Dry Branch (C), Cub Creek (D), Elisha Creek (E), Cody Creek (F), Chinquapin Creek (G), Cedar Creek (H), Cain Mill Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Madison County: Davie Youth Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Mora County, New Mexico , Dickson County, Tennessee , Sevier County, Tennessee , Wilson County , Roberts County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,267
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 324 (49% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 82
  • 1990 to 1994: 42
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 28
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 111
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,412
  • One, attached: 104
  • Two: 131
  • 3 or 4: 168
  • 5 to 9: 50
  • 10 to 19: 66
  • 20 or more: 61
  • Mobile homes: 2,699
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 1,305 (98 second mortgage, 142 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,457

Here:

47.2% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Madison County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,76573
Mainline Protestant8819
Catholic2741
Other2-
None7,847-
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: 2
Madison County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Madison County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

26.5%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 86 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,690
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $861.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.73%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,935
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.75%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,979
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.86%
Corn for grain: 132 harvested acres
Vegetables: 315 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 24 acres

Tornado activity:

Madison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 22361921.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Madison County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from Madison County center
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 177.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 137.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from Madison County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 102.5 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:

  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 03, 2013 to July 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4146: September 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4146, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • North Carolina Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1871: February 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1871, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1200: January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: 1200, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (17%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Japan (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Taiwan (6%)

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

  • United States or American (34%)
  • English (16%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7%)
  • European (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Madison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,767 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,161 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 221 (3%)
  • Other means: 68 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 318 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Madison County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 630 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 79 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 79 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Madison County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 694 people in college/university student housing
  • 189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,288.

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.59% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($19,258 average AGI)
2.21% relocated from other states ($11,842 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.21%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buncombe County, NC  3.18% ($26,907 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.22% ($30,267)
from Yancey County, NC  0.19% ($24,769)
from Henderson County, NC  0.15% ($24,400)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.53% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($19,079 average AGI)
2.02% relocated to other states ($11,367 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.02%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buncombe County, NC  3.44% ($27,185 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.18% ($13,000)
to Henderson County, NC  0.18% ($29,917)
to Yancey County, NC  0.18% ($22,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Madison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Madison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
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: 4,187 (3,259 aged, 928 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 453 (10%)

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, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (262)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (200)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (199)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (183)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (164)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (163)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (106)
  • Congestive heart failure (101)
  • Unspecified dementia (100)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (98)

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

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,081
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,052

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 158.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,736
  • In family households: 16,489 (4,133 male householders, 1,623 female householders)
    4,582 spouses, 4,898 children (4,480 natural, 129 adopted, 289 stepchildren), 394 grandchildren, 102 brothers or sisters, 159 parents, 140 other relatives, 359 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,247 (1,268 male householders (1,027 living alone)), 1,470 female householders (1,275 living alone)), 509 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,028 (220 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,010 2-persons, 1,295 3-persons, 952 4-persons, 323 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,302 1-person, 387 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,004 married couples with children.
829 single-parent households (216 men, 613 women).

96.6% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $135,113,000 ($6,772 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,561,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,623,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,493,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,451,000
Federal grants: $50,682,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,809,000 ($579,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,056,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $109,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,542,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,618,000

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

Births: 1,145
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,145
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +65
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +584
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.67 millions of gallons per day (43% from ground, 57% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 256
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,867
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,734
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,574
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,099
  • 1960 to 1969: 742
  • 1950 to 1959: 742
  • 1940 to 1949: 304
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,450
Note: State values scaled to Madison population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 78
  • 3 rooms: 222
  • 4 rooms: 1,132
  • 5 rooms: 1,834
  • 6 rooms: 1,319
  • 7 rooms: 882
  • 8 rooms: 377
  • 9+ rooms: 279
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 84
  • 3 rooms: 239
  • 4 rooms: 639
  • 5 rooms: 467
  • 6 rooms: 287
  • 7 rooms: 68
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9+ rooms: 42
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 200
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,062
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,124
  • 4 bedrooms: 624
  • 5+ bedrooms: 109
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 334
  • 2 bedrooms: 887
  • 3 bedrooms: 503
  • 4 bedrooms: 91
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Madison County population
  • no vehicle: 334
  • 1 vehicle: 1,515
  • 2 vehicles: 2,623
  • 3 vehicles: 1,180
  • 4 vehicles: 382
  • 5+ vehicles: 89
  • no vehicle: 294
  • 1 vehicle: 777
  • 2 vehicles: 594
  • 3 vehicles: 166
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

60% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in North Carolina.

Madison County:

60.3%
State average:

54.4%

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

  • This state: 13,817
  • Northeast: 842
  • Midwest: 1,002
  • South: 3,307
  • West: 303

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Madison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62.0%)
  • Electricity (15.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (10.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57.6%)
  • Electricity (27.4%)
  • Wood (9.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 154
Here:

8.1%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 90
Here:

10.4%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 804
Here:

66.0%
North Carolina:

20.2%

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:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $426,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $175,000
    General - Other: $168,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,803,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,702,000
    Health - Other: $1,978,000
    General - Other: $1,823,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,747,000
    Police Protection: $1,570,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,428,000
    Financial Administration: $922,000
    Local Fire Protection: $705,000
    General Public Buildings: $621,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $563,000
    Central Staff Services: $520,000
    Libraries: $414,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $131,000
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $268,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $720,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,458,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $799,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $360,000
    General - Other: $75,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,278,000

Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $880,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $596,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $593,000
    All Other: $354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $203,000
    All Other: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,495,000
    Public Welfare: $25,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,007,000
    Interest Earnings: $224,000
    Sale of Property: $188,000
    Rents: $91,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $18,977,000
    Public Welfare: $2,127,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,273,000
    All Other: $1,258,000
    Health and Hospitals: $868,000
    General Local Government Support: $814,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,505,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,627,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $185,000
    Other Selective Sales: $94,000
    NEC: $58,000

Madison County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,453,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,121,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $332,000

Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,820,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 806
  • Number of aged recipients: 174
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 632
  • Number of recipients under 18: 66
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 398
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 342
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 398
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 306
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)

Most common first names in Madison County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14074.9 years
James13773.6 years
John12376.8 years
Robert8573.6 years
Mary8279.3 years
Charles6071.3 years
George5676.9 years
Roy4375.8 years
Fred4173.0 years
Ralph4171.9 years
Most common last names in Madison County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rice15976.7 years
Shelton14375.3 years
Roberts12677.4 years
Ramsey10678.3 years
Davis10576.9 years
Chandler10275.3 years
Buckner10176.9 years
Hensley8174.7 years
Payne7877.0 years
Norton7772.3 years
Businesses in Madison County, NC
NameCountNameCount
CVS1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Subway2
FedEx1U-Haul1
Goodwill1UPS2
H&R Block1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1