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Madison County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 13,200 (all rural); it was 12,520 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,400
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,558
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,646
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,125 (it was 1,093 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 321 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Madison County: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Construction (12.8%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Madison County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 6,488  (45.8%)
Females: 6,820  (54.2%)

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Madison County,VA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Madison County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,659 ($39,856 in 1999)
This county:

$50659
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $602 (lower quartile is $481, upper quartile is $780)
This county:

$602
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $251,271 (it was $111,800 in 2000)
Madison County:

$251,271
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $172,893 - $353,840

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $286,638
Here:

$286,638
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $777,185
Here:

$777,185
State:

$310,878

Mobile homes: $220,675
Here:

$220,675
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,434
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $291

Institutionalized population: 110

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, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

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 2009: $1,175 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,039 (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: 12.9%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

9.6%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

4.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison County is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $794 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brightwood, Madison.

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

2005 air pollution in Madison County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.084 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.080 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Madison County: Prices Shop (A), Rapidan Camp (B), The Island (C), Jewell Hollow Overlook (D), Corbin Cabin (E), Stony Man Overlook (F), Thorofare Mountain Overlook (G), Byrds Nest Number 2 Shelter (H), Timber Hollow Overlook (I), Old Pratts (J), Old Rag Shelter (K), Old Rag View Overlook (L), Hemlock Springs Overlook (M), White Oak Ranger Station (N), Shenandoah Research and Resource Management Center (O), Camp Shiloh (P), Rapidan Camp (Q), Byrds Nest Number 1 (R), Madison County Volunteer Fire Company (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madison County include: Rock Hall Baptist Church (A), Bethlehem United Methodist Church (B), Rose Park United Methodist Church (C), Rose River Church (D), Second Robertson Church (E), Etlan United Methodist Church (F), Rochelle Christian Church (G), Our Lady of the Blue Ridge Catholic Church (H), Sunnybrook Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Berry Cemetery (1), Brown Cemetery (2), Wallace Cemetery (3), Cedar Hill Cemetery (4), Elk Run Cemetery (5), Etlan Cemetery (6), Gordon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Swain Lake (A), Upper Lake (B), Malvern Lake (C), Hablutzel Lake (D), White Oak Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robinson River (A), Wilson Run (B), White Walnut Run (C), Whiteoak Run (D), Whetstone Run (E), Strother Run (F), Staunton River (G), Skinner Branch (H), Shotwell Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Neighboring counties: Culpeper County , Greene County , Orange County , Page County , Rappahannock County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 374
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 279 (37% naturalized citizens)

Madison County:

2.2%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.6%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Madison County with a mortgage: 1,527 (151 second mortgage, 177 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,069

Here:

58.8% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.81%
Here36.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,608
Total congregations: 29

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents1,374 (29.8%)1,293 (28.1%)466 (10.1%)391 (8.5%)359 (7.8%)
Congregations6 (20.7%)10 (34.5%)1 (3.4%)2 (6.9%)2 (6.9%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Beachy Amish Mennonite ChurchesNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents206 (4.5%)186 (4.0%)121 (2.6%)102 (2.2%)110 (2.4%)
Congregations2 (6.9%)1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)3 (10.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Madison County - Brightwood, Madison

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Madison County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

22.9%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Madison County:

Average size of farms: 194 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,954
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $113.78
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.02%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,320
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,763
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 29.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.61%
Corn for grain: 4387 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 706 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2875 harvested acres
Vegetables: 38 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 373 acres

Tornado activity:

Madison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 1.5 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Madison County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from Madison County center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Madison County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Registered nurses (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: 4,655 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 754 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 225 (4%)
  • Other means: 49 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 357 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $53,222.

8.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.51% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($44,652 average AGI)
1.69% relocated from other states ($8,513 average AGI)
Madison County:

1.69%
Virginia average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Culpeper County, VA  2.30% ($43,267 average AGI)
from Orange County, VA  0.88% ($30,275)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.48% ($88,455)
from Fauquier County, VA  0.37% ($36,471)
from Greene County, VA  0.35% ($163,000)
from Albemarle County, VA  0.24% ($62,727)
from Prince William County, VA  0.22% ($168,500)


7.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.48% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($31,729 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($9,451 average AGI)
Madison County:

1.55%
Virginia average:

4.13%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Culpeper County, VA  1.31% ($30,763 average AGI)
to Albemarle County, VA  0.84% ($69,947)
to Orange County, VA  0.84% ($29,026)
to Greene County, VA  0.44% ($36,850)
to Charlottesville city, VA  0.27% ($30,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Madison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Madison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Madison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,891 (1,649 aged, 242 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 985.220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 731.450
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 29.86

Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,115

Size of family households: 1,803 2-persons, 859 3-persons, 658 4-persons, 295 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,078 1-person, 181 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

96.6% of residents of Madison County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $64,216,000 ($4889 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,361,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $31,584,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,247,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $651,000
Federal grants: $11,142,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,190,000 ($219,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,403,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $318,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,678,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,033,000

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

Births: 721
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 680
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +821
Here:

+61 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Madison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.02 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 110
  • 4 rooms: 294
  • 5 rooms: 886
  • 6 rooms: 800
  • 7 rooms: 652
  • 8 rooms: 437
  • 9+ rooms: 450
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 277
  • 5 rooms: 336
  • 6 rooms: 72
  • 7 rooms: 104
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9+ rooms: 87
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Madison County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 110
  • 2 bedrooms: 691
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,200
  • 4 bedrooms: 496
  • 5+ bedrooms: 149
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 450
  • 3 bedrooms: 383
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
Cars and other vehicles available in Madison County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 121
  • 1 vehicle: 777
  • 2 vehicles: 1,497
  • 3 vehicles: 873
  • 4 vehicles: 266
  • 5+ vehicles: 112
  • no vehicle: 98
  • 1 vehicle: 327
  • 2 vehicles: 464
  • 3 vehicles: 141
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

65% of Madison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Virginia.

Madison County:

65.1%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

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
  • Electricity (34.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.3%)
  • Wood (18.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Utility gas (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.9%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Wood (21.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.6%)
  • Utility gas (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 280
Here:

22.2%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 41
Here:

5.3%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 73
Here:

25.3%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Madison County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Madison County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Madison County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Madison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Madison County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Madison County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4977.9 years
John4674.5 years
James4472.7 years
Robert3373.4 years
William2671.9 years
Thomas2280.4 years
Annie2082.7 years
Charles1475.6 years
Joseph1475.3 years
George1374.7 years
Most common last names in Madison County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Aylor3480.3 years
Clore2874.7 years
Smith2681.7 years
Berry2477.0 years
Utz2179.6 years
Dodson2169.5 years
Carpenter1978.9 years
Taylor1875.0 years
Jenkins1880.8 years
Blankenbaker1576.9 years
Businesses in Madison County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry2Nike1
FedEx1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets3U-Haul1

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