Living in Madison, WI

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Madison SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
8.5

Madison, WI Crime Report

7,765
Total Crimes
3,004.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
16.98%
Above National Average

Madison, WI Cost Of Living

108
Madison's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Madison, Wisconsin Info Snack

Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2016, Madison's estimated population of 252,551 made it the second-largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd-largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area's 2010 population was 568,593.
Population
252,086
Unemployment
3.5%
Poverty
17.9%
Median Home
$234,100
Median Income
$62,906
Median Rent
$1,068

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Map Of Madison, WI

Population over time in Madison

Year Population % Change
2017 252,086 1.3%
2016 248,856 1.1%
2015 246,034 1.2%
2014 243,122 1.4%
2013 239,848 1.0%
2012 237,395 1.2%
2011 234,586 1.2%
2010 231,783 1.1%
2009 229,236 -
Crime/100k Madison WI USA
Violent Crime 403.6 295.4 368.9
Murder 1.9 3.0 5.0
Robbery 92.9 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 263.9 193.7 246.8
Property Crime 2600.8 1559.9 2199.5
Burglary 410.5 242.5 376.0
Larceny 1984.5 1168.9 1594.6
Car Theft 205.8 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Madison

White
73.9% (186,277)
African American
6.7% (16,828)
American Indian
0.4% (895)
Asian
9.0% (22,693)
Hawaiian
0.0% (104)
Other
0.1% (184)
Two Or More
3.0% (7,666)
Hispanic
6.9% (17,439)
Race Madison WI USA
White 73.9% 81.5% 61.1%
African American 6.7% 6.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 9.0% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.0% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.9% 6.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Madison, Wisconsin

Less than $10,000
7.0% (1,775,024)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.0% (1,010,916)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.1% (2,036,692)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.7% (2,186,681)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.7% (3,205,028)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.0% (4,529,389)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.3% (3,353,856)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.8% (3,979,352)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.5% (1,633,626)
$200,000 or more
5.9% (1,498,032)
Income Madison WI USA
Less than $10,000 7.0% 5.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.0% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.1% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.7% 9.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.7% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.0% 19.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.3% 13.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.8% 15.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.5% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.9% 4.4% 7.0%

Gender in Madison

Female
50.5% (127,428)
Male
49.5% (124,658)
Gender Madison WI USA
Female 50.5% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Madison for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (5,041)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (7,562)
High School / GED
14.0% (35,292)
Some College
15.0% (37,812)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (20,166)
Bachelor's Degree
33.0% (83,188)
Master's Degree
16.0% (40,333)
Professional Degree
4.0% (10,083)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (12,604)
Education Madison WI USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 14.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 15.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 33.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 16.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Madison

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I'm not sure how the crime is because I'm not in Madison enough to know. The schools seem to be decent which I only know because I have cousins that live there. There is lots to do in Madison so that's why I like going there from time to time. The also offer free things to do like go to the zoo which is really nice.

My favorite places to go are the disc golf courses that are around and in the Madison area. My husband and I really enjoy going disc golfing and there is multiple places to choose from which is really nice.

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