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Overview

Introduction to Madison, Alabama

Madison, Alabama is 9 miles W of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 101 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is located in the Madison County and is part of the Huntsville metro area.

Madison History

The first resident of Madison was John Cartwright. He came to live in the area in the year 1818. Formerly, this city was recognized as Madison Station. An American Civil War battle was fought in this area on March 16, 1864. Col. Josiah Patterson's men had taken over the 13th Illinois Regiment's wagon train, carrying 66 prisoners in captivity. These men burned the Union supplies and damaged the railroad tracks before leaving. The city was incorporated in 1869 under the name Madison.

Madison and nearby Attractions

  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Sci - Quest
  • Alabama Constitution Village

Things To Do In Madison

There are many winter attractions in Madison including the UW Badger sporting event, eclectic shops, and exotic foods. Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID), which is in the heart of downtown Madison, is set on an isthmus between two scenic lakes. The famed State Street pedestrian mall links Wisconsin State Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin campus and is home to more than 300 shops, galleries, restaurants, night spots, museums, and cultural destinations. The city has four premiere public golf courses for residents and visitors to enjoy. In addition, the beaches, which are monitored by the Public Health Department, offer various recreational facilities.

Madison Transportation

Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field is the nearest airport.

Madison Higher Education

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama A & M University, and John C Calhoun State Community College are among the educational institutes near Madison.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,396
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+23,517
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.4%
Median Earnings25+$56,391
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,309
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$864
Median House Value$233,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.9%
German13.9%
English11.7%
Irish10.7%
Italian2.8%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.8%
African1.5%
Norwegian1.1%
Russian1.1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Madison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Limestone County, Madison County
Standard Zip Codes35756, 35757, 35758
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.64
Approximate Longitude-86.82

Madison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHUNTSVILLE INTL AP
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip57.5 inches
StationATHENS 2
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches
StationSAINT BERNARD
Distance37 miles
Jan Temp29 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 76 F
Annual Precip59.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athens24,461$61,414
Decatur55,419$55,319
Huntsville188,973$69,699
Owens Cross Roads1,799$75,658
Somerville751$55,313
Triana644$57,045

Madison Hospitals

Madison Hospital
(Non-profit)
8375 Highway 72 West
(256) 265-5010

Madison Public Schools

Legacy Elem Sch
165 Pine Grove Road
ZIP: 35757
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Bob Jones High Sch
650 Hughes Rd
ZIP: 35758
High
Total Enrollment 1720
Columbia Elem Sch
667 Balch Road
ZIP: 35758
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Discovery Middle Sch
1304 Hughes Rd
ZIP: 35758
Middle
Total Enrollment 754
Heritage Elem Sch
11775 County Line Rd
ZIP: 35758
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Horizon Elem Sch
7855 Old Madison Pike
ZIP: 35758
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
James Clemens High School
11306 County Line Road
ZIP: 35758
High
Total Enrollment 1600
Liberty Middle Sch
281 Dock Murphy Dr
ZIP: 35758
Middle
Total Enrollment 767
Madison Elem Sch
17 College St
ZIP: 35758
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Mill Creek Elementary School
847 Mill Road
ZIP: 35758
Primary
Total Enrollment 878
Rainbow Elem Sch
50 Nance Rd
ZIP: 35758
Primary
Total Enrollment 837
West Madison Elem Sch
4976 Wall Triana Hwy
ZIP: 35758
Primary
Total Enrollment 456

Madison Private Schools

Madison Academy
325 Slaughter Rd
ZIP: 35758
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 826
Madison Baptist Academy
840 Balch Rd
ZIP: 35758
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
Premier School
1827 Slaughter Rd
ZIP: 35758
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
St John The Baptist Catholic School
1057 Hughes Rd
ZIP: 35758
Elementary
Total Enrollment 454
Three Springs School Of Madison
1329 Browns Ferry Rd
ZIP: 35758
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
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