Madison, WI

252,557 Population
76.7 square miles 3,293.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.4%
was 4.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Population Density
3,293.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
34.0%
was 33.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.0%
was 12.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Percent Under 18
15.8%
was 17.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in WI
Percent 65 and Over
11.6%
was 11.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in WI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.1
was 3.1
Ranked 2nd Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
16.9%
was 17.4%
Ranked 5th Lowest in WI
Median Household Income
$56,464
was $57,690
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.9
45.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.8
was 2.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
357.7
was 364.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,776.2
was 3,186.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
115,293
was 110,101
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Median Rent
$1,008
was $981
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Total Building Permits
1,235
was 1,208
 
Occupied Housing Units
109,549
was 105,922
 
Homeownership Rate
48.3%
was 46.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in WI
Single Family Building Permits
217
was 161
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,498.0
was 1,432.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Rental Vacancy Rate
9.2%
was 6.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in WI
Multifamily Building Permits
1,018
was 1,047
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
Ranked 9th Highest in WI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.1
was 11.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.1
was 5.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.0%
was 96.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 98.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
96.5%
was 93.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
59.6%
was 55.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI

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