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Overview

Introduction to Madison, Connecticut

Madison, Connecticut is 17 miles E of New Haven, Connecticut and 81 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The town is part of the New Haven - Meriden metro area.

Madison History

The first settlement in Madison was established in the year 1641. Throughout the 18th century, this area was known as East Guilford. It was incorporated as the town of Madison in 1826 in honor of President James Madison. The state's longest beach, Hammonasset Beach State Park, is located in Madison. The town is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the county of New Haven. It experienced rapid growth and development in the mid-20th century.

Madison and nearby Attractions

  • Allis-Bushnell House Museum
  • Deacon John Graves House
  • Madison Historical Society Building
  • Meigs Point Nature Center
  • Stannard Pond
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park

Things To Do In Madison

The town has some beautiful lakes and brooks, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. The Circle Beach and Hammonasset Beach are ideal for those who love water sports. The parks in the town also offer a range of recreational activities to be enjoyed by both adults and children. In addition, the Arts Festival is held every July and draws crowds from neighboring towns and cities.

Madison Transportation

Tweed-New Haven Airport is close by.

Madison Higher Education

Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University and Gateway Community College are nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 18,259
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,328
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.1%
Median Earnings25+ $67,383
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,098
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,900

Wealth

Median Family Income $136,981
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,217
Median House Value $455,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 14.3%
Irish 27.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Madison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles E of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06443
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.279
Longitude -72.598

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)

Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Madison Public Libraries

Library
E.c. Scranton Memorial Library
801 BOSTON POST RD.
Madison, Connecticut
(203) 245-7365
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DANIEL HAND HIGH SCHOOL
286 GREEN HILL RD.
203-245-6350
Serves 1,026 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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203-245-6300
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