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Madison County, Indiana

Formed in 1823 and named in honor of President James Madison

County Seat: Anderson

Largest City: Anderson (2012 population: 55,554)

Population per Square Mile: 288.74

Square Miles: 451.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)131,636132.0%6,483,797
Today (2013)130,482132.0%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*129,692131.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.9%58 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9616 -1,179
Net International Migration6919 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)120310.5%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)7,814126.0%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)21,7101216.7%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)11,725149.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)32,7051325.1%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)35,2091227.0%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)21,185916.3%13.6%
Median Age39.9  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone488100.4%0.4%
Asian Alone626230.5%1.8%
Black Alone10,97698.4%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone63150.0%0.1%
White115,9751389.0%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups2,220161.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic125,8911396.6%93.7%
Hispanic4,457183.4%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)50,78013100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8,4161216.6%20.2%
Married Without Children15,3711230.3%30.1%
Single Parents5,170910.2%9.8%
Living Alone15,8101031.1%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)58,86311100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)59,07810100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
36,7171162.2%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$93,60068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
14,0631123.8%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$51330  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 19,240121.7%1,115,499
Public18,698121.8%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)89,156122.1%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher87%34 87%
with B.A. or higher degree17%33 23%

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 2012$32,0977584.2%38,119
Median Household Income in 201242,7076591.0%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201215.9%27102.6%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.7%25107.2%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201331372.7%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201322,89872.5%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201310,43472.0%509,427

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, 20111,550121.9%83,750
Births to Teens, 201120472.5%8,010
Deaths, 20111,47272.5%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force59,858131.9%3,179,935
Employed54,469131.9%2,940,897
Unemployed5,389102.3%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate9.012120.0%7.5
March 2014 Unemployment Rate7.416117.5%6.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$2,065,701100.0%
Wage and Salary$1,471,86271.3%
Farm Proprietors$40,7582.0%
Nonfarm Proprietors$191,1459.3%
Farm$47,9402.3%
Nonfarm$2,017,76197.7%
Private$1,692,40881.9%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$73,2373.5%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$45,3722.2%
  Construction$88,7564.3%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$331,28716.0%
  Information$27,9311.4%
  Manufacturing$323,12915.6%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$54,5252.6%
  Retail Trade$141,9246.9%
  Trans., Warehousing$142,5676.9%
  Wholesale Trade$89,7224.3%
  Other Private (not above)$369,353*17.9%*
Government$325,35315.8%

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed68100.0%100.0%$14,665$2,349,911
Single-Family6697.1%73.4%$14,635$2,063,972
2-Family22.9%1.9%31$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family00.0%23.1%$0$246,728

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 2012
Percent of County
Alexandria5,0803.9%
Anderson55,55442.6%
Chesterfield2,5171.9%*
Country Club Heights790.1%
Edgewood1,8931.5%
Elwood8,5126.5%*
Frankton1,8371.4%
Ingalls2,3901.8%
Lapel2,0531.6%
Markleville5250.4%
Orestes4110.3%
Pendleton4,2093.2%
River Forest220.0%
Summitville9940.8%
Woodlawn Heights790.1%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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