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Madison, WI (Wisconsin) Houses and Residents

Madison,WI index of house prices

Total population: 245,691 (Urban population: 207,057, Rural population: 468 (12 farm, 456 nonfarm))

Houses: 115,293 (109,549 occupied: 52,869 owner occupied, 56,680 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

33%

Housing density: 1,679 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $242,391.

Median contract rent in 2016: $602 (lower quartile is $485, upper quartile is $742)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $992


Median gross rent in Madison, WI in 2016: $644

Housing units in Madison with a mortgage: 38,049 (1,428 second mortgage, 5,336 home equity loan, 340 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,820

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $100,865

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $73,007

Median monthly housing costs: $1,135


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Madison, Wisconsin Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $236,100 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
Madison:

$236,100
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $179,000 - $325,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $295,602
Here:

$295,602
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $206,193
Here:

$206,193
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $233,644
Here:

$233,644
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $220,239
Here:

$220,239
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,005
Here:

$230,005
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $30,809
Here:

$30,809
State:

$50,465
Median year house/condo built: 1972

Median year apartment built: 1981

Household type by relationship:

Households: 252,557
  • In family households: 148,657 (25,355 male householders, 25,616 female householders)
    38,504 spouses, 48,497 children (44,919 natural, 1,392 adopted, 2,186 stepchildren), 1,404 grandchildren, 1,564 brothers or sisters, 1,983 parents, 1,249 other relatives, 4,485 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 92,118 (29,241 male householders (18,651 living alone)), 29,337 female householders (20,131 living alone)), 33,540 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,782

Size of family households: 26,631 2-persons, 11,063 3-persons, 8,792 4-persons, 2,687 5-persons, 1,470 6-persons, 328 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 38,782 1-person, 13,929 2-persons, 2,860 3-persons, 1,816 4-persons, 864 5-persons, 327 7-or-more-persons.

27,298 married couples with children.
10,251 single-parent households (2,749 men, 7,502 women).

83.4% of residents of Madison speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
6.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (39% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 30,356 (12.0%)
(42.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1,0081 bedroom
  • 10,7372 bedrooms
  • 28,8123 bedrooms
  • 9,3454 bedrooms
  • 2,9675+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Madison population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • 5,513no bedroom
  • 18,2721 bedroom
  • 23,0522 bedrooms
  • 7,2423 bedrooms
  • 2,0524 bedrooms
  • 5495+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Madison population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,318no vehicle
  • 15,8741 vehicle
  • 26,6992 vehicles
  • 6,6853 vehicles
  • 1,8164 vehicles
  • 4775+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Madison population

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

  • 10,978no vehicle
  • 29,9531 vehicle
  • 12,6992 vehicles
  • 2,2793 vehicles
  • 5054 vehicles
  • 2665+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Madison population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • 01 room
  • 1102 rooms
  • 2,3613 rooms
  • 3,1934 rooms
  • 10,0935 rooms
  • 10,9906 rooms
  • 9,8737 rooms
  • 6,5608 rooms
  • 9,6899+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Madison population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Madison, Wisconsin:

  • 4,9541 room
  • 7,1712 rooms
  • 13,7993 rooms
  • 15,1194 rooms
  • 8,5285 rooms
  • 3,8696 rooms
  • 1,8737 rooms
  • 5698 rooms
  • 7989+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Madison population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 6,874Less than $10,000
  • 4,534$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4,112$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,840$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6,972$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4,867$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,643$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5,411$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,396$45,000 to $49,999
  • 8,773$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11,343$60,000 to $74,999
  • 13,778$75,000 to $99,999
  • 10,863$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7,096$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,795$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6,252$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Madison, WI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Madison, WI
  • 271Less than $10,000
  • 140$10,000 to $14,999
  • 111$15,000 to $19,999
  • 66$20,000 to $24,999
  • 68$25,000 to $29,999
  • 114$50,000 to $59,999
  • 210$60,000 to $69,999
  • 185$70,000 to $79,999
  • 550$80,000 to $89,999
  • 663$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,000$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,798$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,027$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6,332$175,000 to $199,999
  • 10,929$200,000 to $249,999
  • 8,036$250,000 to $299,999
  • 8,507$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,400$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,415$500,000 to $749,999
  • 528$750,000 to $999,999
  • 187$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 125$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 207$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Madison, WI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Madison, WI
  • 152Less than $100
  • 75$100 to $149
  • 119$150 to $199
  • 438$200 to $249
  • 170$250 to $299
  • 501$300 to $349
  • 341$350 to $399
  • 326$400 to $449
  • 275$450 to $499
  • 1,189$500 to $549
  • 1,544$550 to $599
  • 1,849$600 to $649
  • 2,462$650 to $699
  • 3,226$700 to $749
  • 4,067$750 to $799
  • 9,035$800 to $899
  • 9,030$900 to $999
  • 10,740$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,813$1,250 to $1,499
  • 3,413$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,031$2,000 to $2,499
  • 218$2,500 to $2,999
  • 69$3,000 to $3,499
  • 80$3,500 or more
  • 517No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 11,9932010 or later
  • 10,0082000 to 2009
  • 5,7371990 to 1999
  • 3,7241980 to 1989
  • 1,6441970 to 1979
  • 1,579Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Madison population
Madison commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,623
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 17,947
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 26,997
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 29,719
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 23,842
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 9,573
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 15,208
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,135
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,183
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,509
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,379
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,046
Madison, WI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.4%
Number of people working at home: 6,554 (4.5% of all workers)

Madison mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 151,026 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 17,332 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12,549 (6%)
  • Taxi: 1,790 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 6,190 (3%)
  • Walked: 12,758 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 6,554 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 21,251
 Irish: 5,138
 Norwegian: 4,208
 American: 3,653
 European: 3,067
 English: 2,810
 Polish: 2,507
 Italian: 2,341
 Dutch: 1,015
 Swedish: 706
 Scottish: 691
 Scandinavian: 647
 Northern European: 607
 Eastern European: 588
 Russian: 586
 African: 480
 Danish: 476
 British: 462
 Swiss: 454
 French (except Basque): 449
 Scotch-Irish: 406
 Czech: 383
 Nigerian: 380
 Finnish: 269
 French Canadian: 258
 Ukrainian: 240
 Canadian: 236
 Albanian: 234
 Belgian: 221
 Liberian: 220
 Iranian: 218
 Welsh: 213
 Egyptian: 207
 Cypriot: 205
 Austrian: 201
 Greek: 201
 Romanian: 182
 Hungarian: 156
 Brazilian: 144
 Afghan: 142
 Lithuanian: 134
 Arab: 129
 Jordanian: 126
 Armenian: 122
 Serbian: 114
 Ethiopian: 113
 Jamaican: 106
 Palestinian: 104
 Moroccan: 75
 Slovak: 61
 Bulgarian: 61
 Luxemburger: 59
 Kenyan: 57
 Senegalese: 56
 Yugoslavian: 56
 Portuguese: 55
 Croatian: 55
 Czechoslovakian: 52
 Icelander: 49
 Somali: 46
 Australian: 41
 Turkish: 37
 Soviet Union: 28
 Israeli: 28
 Pennsylvania German: 25
 Slovene: 23
 Sudanese: 22
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 21
 Celtic: 17
 New Zealander: 13
 South African: 13
 Zimbabwean: 12
 Basque: 11
 Lebanese: 10
 Slavic: 10
 Carpatho Rusyn: 5
 Syrian: 3
 Belizean: 3

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

  • 18%Mexico
  • 17%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 11%India
  • 7%Korea
  • 5%Laos
  • 4%Other Western Africa
  • 4%Thailand

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

  • This state: 137,911
  • Other state: 81,298
  • Northeast: 10,988
  • Midwest: 47,350
  • South: 12,679
  • West: 10,281

71% of Madison residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Wisconsin.

Madison:

71.5%
State average:

85.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,071
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 125
  • 5th and 6th grade: 311
  • 7th and 8th grade: 392
  • 9th grade: 136
  • 10th grade: 468
  • 11th grade: 561
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 397
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 11,004
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,817
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,846
  • Associate degree: 7,445
  • Bachelor's degree: 25,740
  • Master's degree: 11,403
  • Professional school degree: 3,601
  • Doctorate degree: 4,943

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 286
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 182
  • 5th and 6th grade: 227
  • 7th and 8th grade: 571
  • 9th grade: 225
  • 10th grade: 205
  • 11th grade: 168
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 236
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 11,981
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,937
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,591
  • Associate degree: 7,890
  • Bachelor's degree: 26,231
  • Master's degree: 15,848
  • Professional school degree: 2,916
  • Doctorate degree: 3,680

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.8%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 11.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.0%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 6.6%Females
Madison marital status for males
Madison marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 50,442
  • One, attached: 5,361
  • Two: 4,505
  • 3 or 4: 10,176
  • 5 to 9: 7,678
  • 10 to 19: 8,535
  • 20 to 49: 13,582
  • 50 or more: 14,373
  • Mobile homes: 606
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,800

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Madison:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Madison
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.3%)
  • Electricity (10.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (50.1%)
  • Electricity (44.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,913
Here:

11.5%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 934
Here:

13.4%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,512
Here:

6.6%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

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)