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Madison County, Indiana

Formed in 1823 and named in honor of President James Madison

County Seat: Anderson

Largest City: Anderson (2013 population: 55,670)

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%6,570,713
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 -1,515
Net International Migration6919 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)120310.5%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)7,632125.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)21,5071216.5%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)11,712159.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)32,8681325.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)35,1091226.9%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)21,654916.6%13.9%
Median Age40.1  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone51290.4%0.4%
Asian Alone635230.5%1.9%
Black Alone11,04198.5%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone64170.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,234161.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)50,63713100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8,2741216.3%19.8%
Married Without Children15,6451230.9%30.1%
Single Parents5,1011010.1%9.8%
Living Alone15,4151030.4%27.7%

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 2013 (estimate)58,64211100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)58,88811100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2013)$92,80070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2013)$51832  

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
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)89,307122.1%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher87%36 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree16.7%37 23.2%

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 2013$32,1588483.3%38,622
Median Household Income in 201341,1178086.5%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201319.6%9124.1%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1829.6%7135.2%21.9%
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, 20121,461121.8%83,250
Births to Teens, 2012150102.0%7,431
Deaths, 20121,48172.5%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force59,858131.9%3,179,935
Annual Unemployment Rate9.012120.0%7.5
November 2014 Unemployment Rate6.615113.8%5.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work50,399100.0%$2,045,449100.0%$40,585
Wage and Salary41,09381.5%$1,445,00970.6%$35,164
Farm Proprietors6961.4%$52,2272.6%$75,039
Nonfarm Proprietors8,61017.1%$189,0349.2%$21,955
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,3508.6%$73,7833.6%$16,962
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,7723.5%$54,5272.7%$30,771
  Health Care, Social Serv.7,02613.9%$329,95916.1%$46,963
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,5133.0%$55,9282.7%$36,965
  Retail Trade5,89511.7%$147,4997.2%$25,021
  Trans., Warehousing2,0554.1%$122,6416.0%$59,679
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)11,376*22.6%*$337,577*16.5%*$29,674*

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed93100.0%100.0%$21,286$3,065,788
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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

in 2013
Percent of County
Country Club Heights790.1%
River Forest220.0%
Woodlawn Heights790.1%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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