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Madison, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Madison had a population of 2,201 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Madison is located at latitude 36.394 and longitude -79.976 in Rockingham County. 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. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Town of Madison (GNIS ID: 2406073) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Madison is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Madison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 2,201
Population in Households 2,198
Population in Familes 1,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 622
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $39,322
Average Household Income $50,191
Per Capita Income $22,582


Total Housing Units 1,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 498 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $126,515
Average Home Value $147,741


Total Households 989
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 584
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 -0.25% -0.08%
Households -0.16% -0.08%
Families -0.33% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 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 # 304 59th
Population Density # 395 47th
Diversity Index # 289 61st
Median Household Income # 472 36th
Per Capita Income # 414 44th

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