Introduction to Madison, Mississippi

Madison, Mississippi is located 12 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 173 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Madison county. The city is part of the Jackson metro area. The population of Madison is 14,692 residents.

Madison History

The city of Madison was named after James Madison who was the fourth President of the United States. The first central rail road was built in the city in the year 1856. The early settlers of Madison established themselves alongside the stagecoach route of Natchez Trace. Soon after the establishment of railroads, the city saw immense development.

Madison and nearby Attractions

  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • Medgar Evers House
  • Old State Capitol
  • Lefleur's Bluff State Park
  • Bienville National Forest

Things To Do In Madison

The city of Madison abounds in attractions of historical importance such as the Old State Capitol and the Medgar Evers House. The city offers splendid floral concentration at the Bienville National Forest, which is worth paying a visit to. The recreational parks like, the Lefleur’s Bluff State Park, are also a major tourist attraction.

Madison Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from the Jackson International Airport.

Madison Higher Education

Jackson State University, Millsaps College, Hinds Community College, Mississippi College, and Wesley College are some of the educational institutes that offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 24,871
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 12,375
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 67.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.4%
Median Earnings25+ $52,805
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,500


Median Family Income $111,538
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,296
Median House Value $240,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0%
English 24.9%
Irish 11.1%

Madison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 173 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Madison
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 39110
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39130
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.461
Longitude -90.115

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 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Station CANTON 4 N
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Madison, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gluckstadt (39110)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canton 13,321 $39,407
Flora 1,862 $36,250
Flowood 8,218 $67,583
Jackson 173,631 $39,369
Pearl 26,105 $46,823
Ridgeland 24,209 $69,352
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