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

Madison, WI Rankings

Madison, WI Real Estate

Lakeshore proximity lends itself to Madison's active lifestyle

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Madison, home to the University of Wisconsin and the state capitol, is a great place to live that's striving to be an even better place to live.

An overview of residential areas in Madison, WI

Madison, WI Health and Health Care

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Madison's health-care options include UW Health System, Meriter Health Systems, St. Mary’s Hospital and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Madison, WI Business and Economy

Talent, business and quality – the Madison region is rich in life balance.

So much more than a college town, this city's major employers cover everything rom health care to energy

Madison's business climate is supported by the University of Wisconsin and small businesses.

Madison, WI Schools

Madison is a college town with plenty to offer in higher education

An overview of school systems in Madison, WI

Madison, WI Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.3%
  Female 50.7%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 124
In Madison, WI

in Madison, WI

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%


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


  English Only 84.2%
  English Other 15.8%

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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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