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Madison is a city in Madison County, in the Huntsville metro area. (The community straddles Madison and Limestone counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Madison County, which was named for President James Madison.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Alabama named Madison. For links to other places called Madison, AL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Madison is 34.699N. The longitude is -86.748W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,080.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Madison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Huntsville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35824 ZIP code.
13% of Madison residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Madison ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Madison was $27,821, compared with $21,587 nationally.
52% of Madison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Madison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $513. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,138.
Libraries in Madison include Madison Public Library, Monrovia Branch, Triana Branch Library ... View libraries
Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Madison political report.
The average commute time for Madison workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Madison between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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