Introduction to Madison, Indiana
Madison, Indiana is 39 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Jefferson county. The population of the city is 12,004.
The first European settlers arrived in Madison as early as 1806. It was officially incorporated as a town on April 1, 1809. It served as the entry point into the Indiana Territory along Old Michigan Road, due to which Madison experienced heavy river traffic during its early years. The community was named in honor of President James Madison. The Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, Indiana's first railroad, was constructed in this area between 1836 and 1847. Madison's downtown area was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Madison and nearby Attractions
Things To Do In Madison
The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is the Greek revival home of the millionaire, J.F.D. Lanier and can be visited from Madison. For those interested in the local history, a visit to the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum may be interesting. Madison hosts quite a few annual festivals, including the Chautauqua Festival of Art, the Harvest Celebration, the Midsummer Celebration, the Ohio River Valley Folk Festival, the Old Court Days and RibberFest.
Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport is close by.
Madison Higher Education
Ivy Tech State College-Southeast is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes nearby include Sullivan University, Bellarmine University and Jefferson Community College.
Madison strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):
Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
College Educated Adults
Comparing Madison to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Age of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|College Educated Adults|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|Median Family Income|
|People Above Poverty|
|Short Commute Times|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|People Living Alone|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Nearest Large City||39 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky|
|Standard Zip Codes||47250|
|Phone Area Codes||812|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||MADISON SEWAGE PLANT|
|Jan Temp||23 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||43 to 65 F|
|Jul Temp||66 to 87 F|
|Oct Temp||45 to 67 F|
|Annual Precip||46 inches|
|Jan Temp||23 to 40 F|
|Apr Temp||43 to 67 F|
|Jul Temp||67 to 88 F|
|Oct Temp||46 to 68 F|
|Annual Precip||45 inches|
|Station||NORTH VERNON 2 ESE|
|Jan Temp||22 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||43 to 66 F|
|Jul Temp||65 to 86 F|
|Oct Temp||44 to 67 F|
|Annual Precip||44.5 inches|
|Average Family Size||2.83|
|American Indian & Alaskan||23||0.2%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||163||1.4%|
|Est. 2005 Population||12,443|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||10.4%|
|French (except Basque)||2.9%|
According to the US Postal Service, Madison, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Jefferson Proving Ground (47250)
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KING'S DAUGHTERS' HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES,THE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
ONE KING'S DAUGHTERS' DRIVE
Emergency Service: Yes
|(As of 2006)|
567 Ivy Tech Drive
MADISON CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCH
743 CLIFTY DR
Serves 1,007 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4
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