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Madison is a city in Jefferson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after President James Madison.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Madison. For links to other places called Madison, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Madison is 38.735N. The longitude is -85.38W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 489 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,249.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,092
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Madison demographic reports
Madison is on the Ohio River.
Once a busy river port and major pork-packing center.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Old Court Days - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • RibberFest - Aug. 17-18, 2007
  • Harvest Celebration - Sept. 22-23, 2007
  • Chautauqua Festival of Art - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Ohio River Valley Folk Festival - May 18-19, 2007
  • Midsummer Celebration - July 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Madison web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Clifty Falls State Park
Historic sites and museums: Lanier Mansion, Shrewsbury House Museum
Colleges and universities: Ivy Tech Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Madison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47243 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Madison residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Madison ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Madison was $18,923, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Madison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Madison include Madison Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Madison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $804.


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Libraries in Madison include Madison-Jefferson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Madison include Madison Courier

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Politics

Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Madison political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Madison workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Madison include Best Western, Country Hearth Inn Madison, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IN communities named Madison:
  �Allen County township
  �Carroll County township
  �Clinton County township
  �Daviess County township
  �Dubois County township
  �Jay County township
  �Jefferson County township
  �Montgomery County township
  �Morgan County township
  �Pike County township
  �Putnam County township
  �Saint Joseph County township
  �Tipton County township
  �Washington County township

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