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Madison, WI: What you need to know

One of the nation’s top college towns, Madison is a diverse city that offers residents outdoor recreation in every season and a collection of cultural attractions. The University of Wisconsin leads a strong and stable economy in Madison and sets the social scene. State Street, a main thoroughfare in downtown Madison links the college campus to Capitol Square and is lined with cafes, shops and restaurants. Employers are drawn to Madison’s high percentage of college educated workers as well as its business-friendly environment.

Madison, WI City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 243,122
Median Age 31
Median Household Income $54,896
Median Home Price $212,500
Walkscore 47

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Madison, WI Demographics

Median Population

Median Age 30.9%
Age 18 Over 82.5%
Age 21 Over 73.9%
Age 62 Over 13%
Age 65 Over 10.4%


  Ethnicity White 78.9%
  Ethnicity Black 6.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 8.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.1%

Population By Gender

  Male 49.3%
  Female 50.7%


  English Only 84.2%
  English Other 15.8%


  Median Household Income $54,896
  Median Home Price $212,500
  Homes Owned 52.2%
  Homes Rent 47.8%
  Median Property Rent $939

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Commute Types

  Walked 9.5%
  Worked at Home 4%
  Public Transportation 9.3%
  Other Means 6%
  Drove Alone 63.4%
  Carpooled 7.9%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 124
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