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Madison, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Madison had a population of 2,199 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,199
Daytime Population: Workers 2,978
Daytime Population: Residents 1,368
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.98
Population in Households 2,196
Population in Familes 1,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 621
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $36,576
Average Household Income $47,971
Per Capita Income $21,561


Total Housing Units 1,128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 540 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 447 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $121,986
Average Home Value $145,556


Total Households 988
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 583
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 -0.29% -0.21%
Households -0.19% -0.18%
Families -0.4% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

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, 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 # 302 59th
Population Density # 395 47th
Diversity Index # 303 59th
Median Household Income # 504 32nd
Per Capita Income # 430 42nd

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