What you need to know about Madison, WI

One of the nation’s top college towns, Madison is a diverse city that offers residents outdoor recreation in every season and a collection of cultural attractions. The University of Wisconsin leads a strong and stable economy in Madison and sets the social scene. State Street, a main thoroughfare in downtown Madison links the college campus to Capitol Square and is lined with cafes, shops and restaurants. Employers are drawn to Madison’s high percentage of college educated workers as well as its business-friendly environment.

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Population

239,848
Up by 4.50%
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Median Home Price

$211,600
Higher than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 48.67%
48.67% Complete
Homes Rented 51.33%
51.33% Complete

Real Estate

In Madison, Wisconsin


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Schools

In Madison, Wisconsin


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Median Household Income

$53,933
Higher than the national average

Business

In Madison, Wisconsin


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Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old
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Health

In Madison, Wisconsin


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Education

Bachelor’s Degree 55%
55% Complete
Graduated High School 95%
95% Complete

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