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Madison County, Indiana

Formed in 1823 and named in honor of President James Madison

County Seat: Anderson

Largest City: Anderson (2018 population: 55,037)

Population per Square Mile: 286.88

Square Miles: 451.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)131,639132.0%6,484,192
Today (2018)129,641131.9%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*129,692131.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.5%52 3.2%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration15415 3,555
Net International Migration2726 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)7630.0%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)7,305125.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)20,7331216.0%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)10,942158.4%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)32,3081324.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)34,6391226.7%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)23,714918.3%15.8%
Median Age40.8  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone533100.4%0.4%
Asian Alone799240.6%2.5%
Black Alone11,091108.6%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone78140.1%0.1%
White114,4891388.3%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,651142.0%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic124,3021395.9%92.9%
Hispanic5,339164.1%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)51,64713100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8,2791316.0%18.8%
Married Without Children16,0561231.1%30.0%
Single Parents5,5021010.7%9.6%
Living Alone15,0021129.0%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)59,13213100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)59,00213100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
35,6941260.5%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$91,90075  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
15,9531227.0%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$54530  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 19,391121.7%1,117,590
Public19,088121.8%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)89,800122.1%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher87.7%56 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree17.5%44 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$36,6917481.3%45,150
Median Household Income in 201744,9878383.1%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201717.4%9130.8%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.4%8137.1%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201818363.0%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201815,73762.6%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201910,65382.1%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20171,401131.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 201710772.1%5,152
Deaths, 20171,53492.3%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force59,431141.8%3,381,713
Employed57,126141.7%3,265,580
Unemployed2,305132.0%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.916114.7%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate3.215110.3%2.9

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work53,479100.0%$2,326,980100.0%$43,512
Wage and Salary42,70979.9%$1,681,09172.2%$39,362
Farm Proprietors6031.1%$-5,086-0.2%$-8,434
Nonfarm Proprietors10,16719.0%$236,80810.2%$23,292
Farm8011.5%$1,8050.1%$2,253
Nonfarm52,67898.5%$2,325,17599.9%$44,139
Private46,00286.0%$1,977,40185.0%$42,985
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,5348.5%$89,1673.8%$19,666
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,6553.1%$45,8492.0%$27,703
  Construction2,8515.3%$157,7256.8%$55,323
  Health Care, Social Serv.7,75214.5%$407,59717.5%$52,580
  Information4990.9%$22,5921.0%$45,275
  Manufacturing4,9179.2%$349,32115.0%$71,044
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,6353.1%$62,6082.7%$38,292
  Retail Trade5,83010.9%$151,4456.5%$25,977
  Trans., Warehousing2,4064.5%$142,7136.1%$59,315
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)12,333*23.1%*$435,337*18.7%*$35,299*
Government6,67612.5%$347,77414.9%$52,093

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed106100.0%100.0%$24,401$4,879,857
Single-Family10296.2%76.4%$23,801$4,269,197
2-Family43.8%2.0%600$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Madison County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Alexandria4,9973.9%
Anderson55,03742.5%
Chesterfield2,4801.9%*
Country Club Heights780.1%
Edgewood1,8571.4%
Elwood8,3976.5%*
Frankton1,8271.4%
Ingalls2,4441.9%
Lapel2,3881.8%
Markleville5140.4%
Orestes4080.3%
Pendleton4,2963.3%
River Forest220.0%
Summitville9810.8%
Woodlawn Heights780.1%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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