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Madison, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Madison had a population of 2,691 as of July 1, 2017. Madison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Madison is located at latitude 41.8285 and longitude -97.4567 in Madison County. 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. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,585 feet.

The City of Madison (GNIS ID: 2395810) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Madison is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Madison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Madison, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,691
Daytime Population: Workers 869
Daytime Population: Residents 1,307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 2,530
Population in Familes 2,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density2 2,336
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $50,653
Average Household Income $59,104
Per Capita Income $19,623


Total Housing Units 891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 621 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $81,888
Average Home Value $103,060


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 610
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.37% 0.45%
Households 1.47% 0.52%
Families 1.44% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2017 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 Density # 24 96th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 298 49th
Per Capita Income # 565 3rd

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