Madison, Minnesota

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Madison, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Madison Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Madison Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Madison Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Madison Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Madison Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Madison, Minnesota

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Housing Recently Built 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Madison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 103 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Lac qui Parle
Standard Zip Codes 56256
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.009
Longitude -96.195

Madison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.4 inches
Station MILAN 1 NW
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
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Madison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,768 100%
Male 786 44.5%
Female 982 55.5%
Under 18 337 19.1%
18+ 1,431 80.9%
65+ 634 35.9%
Median Age 51
Average Family Size 2.75
White 1,754 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Madison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,654
Growth -114
Growth % -6.4%

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
Norwegian 47.4%
German 34.2%
Swedish 4.3%
English 2.4%
Irish 1.9%
US/American 1.7%
Danish 1.6%
Dutch 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Madison 1,768 $38,008
Appleton 2,871 $40,313
Bellingham 205 $36,250
Boyd 210 $41,500
Dawson 1,539 $46,484
Marietta 174 $26,875
Milan 326 $37,813

Madison Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(320) 598-7556
Emergency Service: Yes

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Madison High Schools (2004)

2860 291ST AVE.
Serves 588 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

Madison Colleges

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