Madison County NC Information


Madison County Subdivisions

Madison County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,371
Population in Households 20,275
Population in Familes 16,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,096
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 8,779
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 5,900
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,609 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,170 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,275 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $169,226
Average Home Value $201,506


Median Household Income $38,645
Average Household Income $48,423
Per Capita Income $20,046
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.68% 0.59%
Households 0.78% 0.63%
Families 0.58% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Madison County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 20th
Population Density1 # 88 13th
Diversity Index2 # 100 1st
Median Household Income # 56 45th
Per Capita Income # 62 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.