Madison, Arkansas

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Madison strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Madison Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Madison Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Madison, Arkansas

Comparing Madison to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7

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Madison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 39 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County St Francis
P.O. Box Zip Codes 72359
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.013
Longitude -90.722

Madison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WYNNE
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station TUNICA 2
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 48 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches
Distance 36.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 45 F
Apr Temp 50 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
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Madison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 987 100%
Male 483 48.9%
Female 504 51.1%
Under 18 359 36.4%
18+ 628 63.6%
65+ 107 10.8%
Median Age 29.4
Average Family Size 3.48
White 99 10%
African-American 878 89%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.8%

Estimated Madison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 919
Growth -68
Growth % -6.9%

Madison Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 93%
US/American 3.6%
English 1%
Irish 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
African 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Madison 987 $20,682
Caldwell 465 $46,250
Colt 368 $37,000
Forrest City 14,774 $27,432
Haynes 214 $21,250
Palestine 741 $36,023
Widener 335 $24,375
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