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Madison, Wisconsin Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $209,700 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
Madison:

$209,700
Wisconsin:

$163,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $157,800 - $287,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $247,418
Here:

$247,418
State:

$201,380

Townhouses or other attached units: $176,628
Here:

$176,628
State:

$167,784

In 2-unit structures: $160,486
Here:

$160,486
State:

$167,332

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,781
Here:

$137,781
State:

$161,462

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,792
Here:

$206,792
State:

$151,419

Mobile homes: $11,756
Here:

$11,756
State:

$46,729
Median year house/condo built: 1972

Median year apartment built: 1980

Household type by relationship:

Households: 194,727

Size of family households: 20,752 2-persons, 9,928 3-persons, 7,972 4-persons, 2,792 5-persons, 812 6-persons, 504 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 31,615 1-person, 10,390 2-persons, 2,440 3-persons, 1,156 4-persons, 548 5-persons, 239 6-persons, 119 7-or-more-persons.

25,480 married couples with children.
9,285 single-parent households (1,826 men, 7,459 women).

87.3% of residents of Madison speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 18,792 (9.1%)
(27.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.6
State:

4.1

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • 69no bedroom
  • 1,0241 bedroom
  • 9,1752 bedrooms
  • 23,0603 bedrooms
  • 8,0254 bedrooms
  • 1,0725+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • 5,831no bedroom
  • 15,1311 bedroom
  • 17,7502 bedrooms
  • 5,8553 bedrooms
  • 1,2934 bedrooms
  • 5605+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Madison in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,187no vehicle
  • 13,8941 vehicle
  • 21,8252 vehicles
  • 4,3993 vehicles
  • 8764 vehicles
  • 2445+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Madison in renter-occupied apartments

  • 9,296no vehicle
  • 23,6561 vehicle
  • 10,4922 vehicles
  • 2,1233 vehicles
  • 5364 vehicles
  • 3175+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • 361 room
  • 3412 rooms
  • 8683 rooms
  • 3,3394 rooms
  • 9,2705 rooms
  • 10,3016 rooms
  • 7,8727 rooms
  • 5,6678 rooms
  • 4,7319+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • 5,2941 room
  • 6,4462 rooms
  • 10,0853 rooms
  • 11,7684 rooms
  • 7,4275 rooms
  • 3,0616 rooms
  • 1,2897 rooms
  • 6008 rooms
  • 4509+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Madison, WI household income distribution

  • Madison, WI household income distribution
  • 8,645Less than $10,000
  • 5,285$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,155$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5,541$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5,527$25,000 to $29,999
  • 6,034$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6,189$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,968$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4,777$45,000 to $49,999
  • 8,514$50,000 to $59,999
  • 9,824$60,000 to $74,999
  • 9,271$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,440$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,102$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,631$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,364$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Madison, WI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Madison, WI
  • 912Less than $10,000
  • 212$10,000 to $14,999
  • 264$15,000 to $19,999
  • 67$20,000 to $24,999
  • 142$25,000 to $29,999
  • 48$40,000 to $49,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 120$70,000 to $79,999
  • 790$80,000 to $89,999
  • 774$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,507$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,598$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,984$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5,825$175,000 to $199,999
  • 10,212$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5,875$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,837$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,996$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,551$500,000 to $749,999
  • 535$750,000 to $999,999
  • 244$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Madison, WI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Madison, WI
  • 8Less than $100
  • 282$100 to $149
  • 683$150 to $199
  • 532$200 to $249
  • 256$250 to $299
  • 421$300 to $349
  • 500$350 to $399
  • 800$400 to $449
  • 890$450 to $499
  • 1,367$500 to $549
  • 3,332$550 to $599
  • 2,755$600 to $649
  • 4,158$650 to $699
  • 6,022$700 to $749
  • 4,665$750 to $799
  • 8,786$800 to $899
  • 4,916$900 to $999
  • 6,922$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,647$1,250 to $1,499
  • 3,511$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,249$2,000 or more
  • 217No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 8,5001995 to March 2000
  • 3,3451990 to 1994
  • 2,1581985 to 1989
  • 1,5661980 to 1984
  • 1,0401975 to 1979
  • 6041970 to 1974
  • 3841965 to 1969
  • 1,195Before 1965
Madison commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,721
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 16,217
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 25,323
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 25,894
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 19,683
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 7,421
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,981
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,359
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,615
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,668
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,998
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,152
Madison, WI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.1%
Number of people working at home: 3,675 (3.1% of all workers)

Madison mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 78,700 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 11,477 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8,295 (7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 15 (0%)
  • Railroad: 21 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 239 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 275 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3,814 (3%)
  • Walked: 12,755 (11%)
  • Other means: 432 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,675 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 53,574
 Other groups: 30,305
 Irish: 16,857
 Norwegian: 14,870
 English: 11,273
 Polish: 6,443
 Italian: 6,249
 United States or American: 5,545
 Swedish: 3,272
 French (except Basque): 2,473
 Dutch: 2,377
 European: 2,327
 Russian: 2,221
 Swiss: 2,194
 Scottish: 2,126
 Czech: 1,678
 Danish: 1,375
 Scotch-Irish: 1,332
 Subsaharan African:: 1,291
 French Canadian: 920
 African: 798
 Arab:: 777
 Greek: 696
 British: 678
 Welsh: 665
 Scandinavian: 629
 Finnish: 579
 Hungarian: 553
 Belgian: 518
 Austrian: 496
 Lithuanian: 430
 Czechoslovakian: 406
 Eastern European: 397
 Canadian: 380
 Northern European: 361
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 290
 Ukrainian: 274
 Egyptian: 239
 Croatian: 207
 Yugoslavian: 187
 Turkish: 184
 Iranian: 178
 Nigerian: 157
 Israeli: 152
 Slovak: 147
 Lebanese: 146
 Armenian: 131
 Latvian: 122
 Portuguese: 117
 Serbian: 115
 Brazilian: 98
 Icelander: 96
 Slavic: 96
 Jamaican: 94
 Other Arab: 92
 Syrian: 89
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 86
 Other Subsaharan African: 86
 Arab/Arabic: 85
 Celtic: 84
 Romanian: 78
 Albanian: 73
 Ethiopian: 72
 Slovene: 71
 South African: 59
 Moroccan: 54
 Bulgarian: 49
 Australian: 48
 Palestinian: 44
 Liberian: 44
 Pennsylvania German: 38
 Haitian: 35
 Luxemburger: 29
 Sierra Leonean: 28
 Basque: 26
 West Indian: 25
 Ghanian: 23
 Estonian: 23
 Acadian/Cajun: 22
 Barbadian: 20
 Macedonian: 20
 Jordanian: 18
 British West Indian: 16
 New Zealander: 16
 Bahamian: 14
 Soviet Union: 11
 Somalian: 10
 Iraqi: 10
 Alsatian: 9
 Senegalese: 8
 Ugandan: 6
 Afghan: 6

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

  • 14%Mexico
  • 8%Korea
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Laos
  • 6%India
  • 4%Canada
  • 3%Japan

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

41% of Madison residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 541
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 102
  • 5th and 6th grade: 386
  • 7th and 8th grade: 807
  • 9th grade: 451
  • 10th grade: 569
  • 11th grade: 587
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,340
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 10,362
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,705
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,191
  • Associate degree: 4,654
  • Bachelor's degree: 16,403
  • Master's degree: 7,757
  • Professional school degree: 2,794
  • Doctorate degree: 3,638

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 580
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 112
  • 5th and 6th grade: 252
  • 7th and 8th grade: 905
  • 9th grade: 466
  • 10th grade: 610
  • 11th grade: 820
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,091
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 12,612
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,938
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,613
  • Associate degree: 5,053
  • Bachelor's degree: 18,200
  • Master's degree: 8,624
  • Professional school degree: 1,893
  • Doctorate degree: 1,748

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 3.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.5%Males
  • 10.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 17.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 13.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.9%Males
  • 11.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.8%Males
  • 12.5%Females
Madison marital status for males
Madison marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,600

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Madison:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 90.6%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 53.6%Utility gas
  • 41.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,018
Here:

12.5%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 580
Here:

6.7%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,129
Here:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)