Best Places to Live

Madison, WI

Population: 243,122
LIV
SCORE
651
Photo courtesy of the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau

Not only does Madison have one of the top rated health-care systems in the country, it also has a high performing school system and strong economy. The University of Wisconsin, and a handful of other schools, gives Madison a large student population, but being the state capital means this city offers some serious culture. There are always things to do in Madison. The city's 33 percent minority population creates diversity that pairs well with an urban/suburban vibe. Madison has been at or near the top of the Best Places index for three years in a row.
 

Read more about why Madison was the Top 100 Best Place to Live in 2015

Madison, WI Ranking Data

Civic
64
Demographics
37
Economy
66
Education
72
Health
88
Housing
60
Infrastructure
66