City of Madison, WI
Madison is located in Dane County in Wisconsin. The median income is $53,958 and the median home value is $217,500. The unemployment rate is 6.60% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 19.1 minutes each day. The population is 80.7% White, 7.4% Black, 0.3% American Indian, 7.5% Asian, and 4.2% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Madison, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Madison has a Walk Score® of 47.
Median Household Income$53,958
Median Home Price$217,500
Sure, football is a big deal in Madison. Thanks to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Badgers, fans crowd into an almost 90,000-seat stadium on game day. However, there’s more to do in the city than be a spectator.Festivals and Events
For about 60 years, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens have enchanted Madison residents with a unique mixture of influences from all over the world. The sala, or pavillion, from Thailand is the only one in the contiguous United States and is surrounded by Thai sculptures. The Sunken Garden is an example of a traditional English garden, and the Rose Garden features more than 700 varieties of flowers.
Wisconsin is synonymous with dairy, and that tradition is celebrated at Madison institution Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Built on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus 60+ years ago, the dairy plant and store are the oldest of their kind in the country. They were built to support dairy research and education, but the work has great benefit for the Madison community: premium ice cream, cheese and milk. The cheese has won awards, but the ice cream is the real draw.
Wisconsin is known for dairy and drafts, and Madison restaurants celebrate that fact. From cheese to beer, the state’s famous cuisine is on the menu. The Old Fashioned Classic as its namesake cocktail, The Old Fashioned serves beloved Wisconsin staples. Only the best local ingredients make it onto the menu; local meats and cheeses become great pub fare. Pair the famous fried cheese curds with one of the 150 local beers offered, a third of which are on tap, as you view the capitol building across the street. Sardine
Even when the seasons change, there is plenty to keep residents active in Madison. Here's a run-down of the top things to do: Biking Madison residents love to enjoy fresh air, and what better way to do that than on a bike? In fact, Madison is number seven on Bicycling magazine’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities, and the city has an extensive network of lanes and paths for cycling. Parks
Dane County Farmers Market The Dane County Farmers Market is the largest producer-only farmers market in the country. Madison locals can buy the freshest goods available in the city in Capitol Square from April to November and indoors the rest of the year. The market is largest during the summer, and about 300 vendors fill the area by the capitol building. Malls