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The Hometown Spirit

The Hometown Spirit

Welcome to Madison the city - We invite you to share our hometown spirit. Once small farming community, Madison is now one of the fastest growing cities in Mississippi, experiencing a 64 percent population increase in the last 10 years. Small-town flavor nestled close to the amenities of a large metropolitan area, Madison also offers an international doorway to business, recreational and educational experiences through its sister city in Solleftea, Sweden.

Madison is recognized for its emphasis on family and quality of living for its citizens. Leading in all socio-economic categories and well exceeding national averages, Madison maintains the state’s highest per capita income, highest median family income, highest median home value, highest educational levels and highest owner occupied housing.

Madison is a Certified Retirement City, and nationally recognized as one of the best retirement locations in the country. Madison has a very low crime rate, claiming the title of “Mississippi’s Safest City.” Previous awards and nation-wide recognition for our city include Top 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine; One of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine; One of US News Best Places to Retire; Best First Year Program Worldwide by Sister Cities International; Good Housekeeping award - Leading Women in Government, Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler; and Mississippi’s Most Livable City. Madison was also recognized by Southern Living magazine for Leadership, Planning, and Development.

It really doesn’t get much better! Join us in sharing the hometown spirit and become a part of building our future. Madison - your passport to the best the world has to offer!

CLIMATE
Madison has a moderate climate
Winter — 48.0
Spring — 65.0
Summer — 81.0
Fall — 66.0
Average Rainfall — 52.0 in.
Average Snowfall — 1.0 in.
Average No. of Clear Days — 113.5
Average No. of Cloudy Days — 149

DEMOGRAPHICS
Population of Madison — 24,149
Population of Metropolitan Jackson area — 540,866
Population of Madison County — 95,203

EDUCATION
Madison area residents are well educated, with 96.6 percent of the population completing a high school diploma or higher and 57 percent having bachelor’s degrees or higher. The average amount of completed school years is 14.5.

INCOME
Average Household Income of Madison area — $88,650
Median Household Income of Madison area — $99,362
Per Capita Income of Madison area — $40,805

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