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Madison, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Madison is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Madison County at latitude 41.8285 and longitude -97.4567. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,585 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Madison, but most people and references simply refer to it as Madison, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Madison indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Madison (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Madison, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,543
Population in Households 2,383
Population in Familes 2,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density1 2,207
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 800
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 582 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $69,872
Average Home Value $87,993


Median Household Income $41,287
Average Household Income $48,017
Per Capita Income $15,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.0% 0.79%
Households 1.21% 0.93%
Families 1.34% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Madison, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 52 91st
Population Density1 # 29 95th
Diversity Index2 # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 421 27th
Per Capita Income # 574 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.