Madison County NC Information


Madison County Subdivisions

Madison County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,253
Population in Households 21,018
Population in Familes 17,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,235
Population Density1 50
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $45,840
Average Household Income $57,663
Per Capita Income $24,899


Total Housing Units 11,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,671 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,397 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,484 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $206,228
Average Home Value $247,849


Total Households 9,068
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 6,072
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.84% 0.76%
Households 0.8% 0.82%
Families 0.65% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   3.02%


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, 2018 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 # 80 21st
Population Density # 86 15th
Diversity Index # 100 1st
Median Household Income # 46 55th
Per Capita Income # 39 62nd

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