Madison County NC Information


Madison County Subdivisions

Madison County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,161
Daytime Population: Workers 6,085
Daytime Population: Residents 12,373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,458
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 20,855
Population in Familes 16,941
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,306
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $41,828
Average Household Income $53,940
Per Capita Income $23,317


Total Housing Units 11,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,662 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,306 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,355 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $197,354
Average Home Value $241,406


Total Households 8,968
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 6,002
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 0.67%
Households 0.75% 0.7%
Families 0.58% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.78%


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, 2017 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 # 79 22nd
Population Density # 86 15th
Diversity Index # 100 1st
Median Household Income # 52 49th
Per Capita Income # 47 54th

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