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Madison, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Madison is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rockingham County at latitude 36.394 and longitude -79.976. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Madison, but most people and references simply refer to it as Madison, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Madison indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Madison (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,195
Population in Households 2,192
Population in Familes 1,707
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 620
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 989
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $136,218
Average Home Value $163,934


Median Household Income $34,168
Average Household Income $44,765
Per Capita Income $20,120
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.54% -0.55%
Households -0.31% -0.41%
Families -0.51% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 297 60th
Population Density1 # 391 47th
Diversity Index2 # 289 61st
Median Household Income # 524 29th
Per Capita Income # 390 47th

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