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Madison County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2014: 35,174 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 35,226 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,551
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,617
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,838
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,771 (it was 4,598 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 573 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 61 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Madison County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Madison County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 17,461  (49.6%)
Females: 17,713  (50.4%)
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Madison County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,997 ($35,807 in 1999)

This county:

$46997
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $427 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $558)
This county:

$427
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,002 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Madison:

$113,002
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,742 - $176,293
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,110
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $452

Institutionalized population: 647

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 58
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 41
  • Thefts: 84
  • Auto thefts: 15
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Health of residents in Madison County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
40.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
83.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
68.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2008: 84 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2009: 56 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2011: 39 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2012: 60 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $179,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,977 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,992 (1.7%)

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 2013: 14.5%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for American Indian residents, 42.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.2% for other race residents, 30.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.6%
Madison County:

14.6%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 42.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 23.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 20 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 $513 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $699 a month.

Cities in this county include: Norfolk, Madison, Battle Creek, Tilden, Newman Grove, Meadow Grove.

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: Fore - Quarters Feedlot (A), Indian Creek Ranch (B), Wolff Farms (C), Elkhorn Acres Golf Club (D), Stanton County Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Peace Church (A), Saint Henry Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Run Cemetery (1), Bega Cemetery (2), Belz Cemetery (3), Bethlehem Cemetery (4), Erychleb Cemetery (5), Pilger Cemetery (6), Zilmer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Loes Lake (A), Pillar Lake (B), Johnson Lake (C), Maskenthine Reservoir (D), Kucera Reservoir (E), Willers Reservoir (F), Bordner Reservoir (G), Grevson Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wells Creek (A), Maskenthine Creek (B), Pleasant Run (C), Indian Creek (D), Humbug Creek (E), Union Creek (F), Payne Creek (G), North Fork Elkhorn River (H), Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Madison County include: Red Fox State Wildlife Management Area (1), Pilger State Recreation Area (2), Wood Duck State Wildlife Management Area (3), Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area (4), Maskenthine Arboretum (5), Stanton County Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Arthur County , Box Butte County , Hooker County , Jackson County, Iowa , McPherson County , Stanton County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,964
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,935 (26% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 564
  • 1990 to 1994: 673
  • 1985 to 1989: 321
  • 1980 to 1984: 112
  • 1975 to 1979: 102
  • 1970 to 1974: 50
  • 1970 to 1974: 35
  • 1965 to 1969: 78

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,272
  • One, attached: 206
  • Two: 283
  • 3 or 4: 639
  • 5 to 9: 704
  • 10 to 19: 712
  • 20 or more: 997
  • Mobile homes: 612
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 4,471 (589 second mortgage, 429 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,969

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Madison County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,20334
Catholic9,3644
Mainline Protestant4,84517
Other7272
None7,737-
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:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Madison County:

4.99 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

7.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

26.8%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 447 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $182,878
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $200.49
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $166,934
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.04%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,654
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.72%
Corn for grain: 118618 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 101013 harvested acres
Vegetables: 605 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 56 acres

Tornado activity:

Madison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 2372975.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/30/1954, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Madison County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from Madison County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 182.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 684.5 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.1 miles away from Madison County center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 413.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1924): July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 6, 2010 to April 3, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1902): April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1878): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • NebraskaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2007 to June 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1714): July 24, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1714, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 1, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1674): January 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • NebraskaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 28, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1627): January 26, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1627, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • NebraskaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1517): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 10, 1991 to June 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-908): May 28, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-908, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NebraskaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: June 10, 1990 to July 30, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-873): July 4, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-873, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 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 (26%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (82%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • Taiwan (1%)

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

  • German (53%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Madison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,205 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,829 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 32 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 55 (0%)
  • Walked: 497 (3%)
  • Other means: 128 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 796 (5%)

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


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

  • 492 people in nursing homes
  • 292 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 169 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 96 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 95 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in religious group quarters
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 522 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 317 people in college/university student housing
  • 68 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,441.

6.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.28% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($17,497 average AGI)
2.15% relocated from other states ($9,519 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.15%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pierce County, NE  0.47% ($24,844 average AGI)
from Douglas County, NE  0.39% ($26,226)
from Platte County, NE  0.35% ($21,979)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.34% ($28,326)
from Wayne County, NE  0.30% ($24,650)
from Stanton County, NE  0.29% ($36,821)
from Antelope County, NE  0.26% ($28,886)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.93% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($20,475 average AGI)
2.40% relocated to other states ($11,433 average AGI)
Madison County:

2.40%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.81% ($24,964 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.75% ($32,854)
to Platte County, NE  0.45% ($31,290)
to Pierce County, NE  0.38% ($42,865)
to Stanton County, NE  0.34% ($24,340)
to Wayne County, NE  0.25% ($23,500)
to Antelope County, NE  0.17% ($15,304)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Madison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Madison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
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: 5,785 (5,001 aged, 784 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 937 (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, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (396)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (382)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (301)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (249)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (230)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (220)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (159)
  • Unspecified dementia (156)
  • Congestive heart failure (149)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (129)

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: 2.8
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18583.58
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 620.940
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42218.62

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1696.350
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1028.520
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.91

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 69.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104.260

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.91

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,805
  • In family households: 27,659 (6,816 male householders, 2,092 female householders)
    7,091 spouses, 9,736 children (9,144 natural, 207 adopted, 385 stepchildren), 427 grandchildren, 245 brothers or sisters, 147 parents, 268 other relatives, 748 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,146 (2,418 male householders (1,903 living alone)), 2,613 female householders (2,280 living alone)), 1,115 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,071 (647 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,200 2-persons, 1,790 3-persons, 1,547 4-persons, 852 5-persons, 324 6-persons, 195 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,183 1-person, 669 2-persons, 121 3-persons, 45 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

7,112 married couples with children.
1,748 single-parent households (369 men, 1,379 women).

90.2% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
8.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $189,320,000 ($5295 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,338,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $81,277,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,492,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,335,000
Federal grants: $42,289,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,059,000 ($4,459,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,868,000 ($840,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $987,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $37,068,000
Federal Government insurance: $60,324,000

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

Births: 2,924
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,831
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +435
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,197
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.65 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 232
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,419
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,466
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,365
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,960
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,982
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,343
  • 1940 to 1949: 944
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,321
Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 204
  • 4 rooms: 785
  • 5 rooms: 1,926
  • 6 rooms: 1,639
  • 7 rooms: 1,382
  • 8 rooms: 1,260
  • 9+ rooms: 1,610
  • 1 room: 136
  • 2 rooms: 505
  • 3 rooms: 912
  • 4 rooms: 1,368
  • 5 rooms: 787
  • 6 rooms: 401
  • 7 rooms: 238
  • 8 rooms: 132
  • 9+ rooms: 119
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 186
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,085
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,996
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,897
  • 5+ bedrooms: 668
  • no bedroom: 165
  • 1 bedroom: 1,388
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,900
  • 3 bedrooms: 831
  • 4 bedrooms: 231
  • 5+ bedrooms: 83
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 264
  • 1 vehicle: 2,020
  • 2 vehicles: 4,038
  • 3 vehicles: 1,753
  • 4 vehicles: 548
  • 5+ vehicles: 215
  • no vehicle: 781
  • 1 vehicle: 2,066
  • 2 vehicles: 1,336
  • 3 vehicles: 326
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5+ vehicles: 45

55% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Nebraska.

Madison County:

55.2%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 26185
  • Northeast: 248
  • Midwest: 3934
  • South: 1157
  • West: 1569

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $57,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Madison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.3%)
  • Electricity (19.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (46.7%)
  • Electricity (44.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,152
Here:

26.7%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 280
Here:

11.7%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 229
Here:

12.9%
Nebraska:

20.0%

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 - General - Other: $352,000
    Regular Highways: $201,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,438,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,072,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,997,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,748,000
    Police Protection: $1,439,000
    Financial Administration: $536,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $304,000
    General Public Buildings: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    General - Other: $156,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $145,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Libraries: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
    Health - Other: $33,000
    General - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,090,000

Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $791,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $94,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $571,000
    Interest Earnings: $331,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,583,000
    All Other: $734,000
    General Local Government Support: $247,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,578,000
    Death and Gift: $624,000
    Other License: $12,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000

Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,746,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 496
  • Number of aged recipients: 57
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 439
  • Number of recipients under 18: 78
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 327
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 91
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 218
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 189
Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William21077.9 years
John20277.2 years
Mary19379.8 years
Robert14372.3 years
George14178.3 years
Anna13087.1 years
Helen11382.2 years
Margaret10881.2 years
Frank10579.8 years
Charles10477.1 years
Most common last names in Madison County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson15480.2 years
Nelson10078.1 years
Anderson8679.1 years
Miller7780.5 years
Hansen5879.8 years
Smith5174.4 years
Wagner4777.4 years
Brown3980.3 years
Larson3780.7 years
Jensen3579.3 years
Businesses in Madison County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Menards1
Ascend Collection1New Balance5
AutoZone1Nike7
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Burger King2OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut3
Curves1Quiznos2
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen3Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx6Sears1
Ford2Starbucks1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill3Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Target1
Hilton1U-Haul5
Hobby Lobby1U.S. Cellular3
Holiday Inn1UPS5
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Village Inn1
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Madison County on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"