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Overview

Introduction to Madison, Indiana

Madison, Indiana is 39 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Jefferson county.

Madison History

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

  • Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
  • Jefferson County Historical Society Museum
  • Clifty Creek Power Plant
  • Big Clifty Creek
  • Calvary Church
  • Baxter Cemetery

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.

Madison Transportation

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,045
Male Share of the Population41.7%
Female Share of the Population58.3%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+4,877
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married42.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,170
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,054
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,211

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,934
% Above Poverty Level81.9%
% Below Poverty Level18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$723
Median House Value$119,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
Irish13.2%
English12.7%
Scottish2.7%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.5%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
German0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
African0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Madison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes47250
Phone Area Codes812
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude38.75
Approximate Longitude-85.38

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)

StationMADISON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationVEVAY
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationNORTH VERNON 2 ESE
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dupont284$59,375
Hanover3,525$47,880
North Vernon7,134$49,875
Scottsburg6,671$62,765
Vernon478$48,646
Vevay1,473$47,031

Madison Public Libraries

Jefferson County Public Library
420 WEST MAIN STREET
Madison, Indiana
(812) 265-2744

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Madison Hospitals

Madison State Hospital
(Government - State)
711 Green Rd
(812) 265-2611
King's Daughters' Hospital And Health Services,the
(Non-profit)
1 Kings Daughters Dr
(812) 265-5211

Madison Public Schools

Emery O Muncie Elem School
800 Lanier Dr
ZIP: 47250
(812) 274-8004
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Lydia Middleton Elem School
714 W Main St
ZIP: 47250
(812) 274-8005
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Madison Consolidated High Sch
743 Clifty Dr
ZIP: 47250
(812) 274-8002
High
Total Enrollment 1008
Madison Consolidated Jr High Sch
701 8th St
ZIP: 47250
(812) 274-8003
Middle
Total Enrollment 654
Madison Juvenile Corr Fac
1130 Msh 4th St
ZIP: 47250
(812) 265-6154
High
Total Enrollment 47
Rykers' Ridge Elementary School
2485 N Rykers' Ridge Rd
ZIP: 47250
(812) 274-8006
Primary
Total Enrollment 197

Madison Private Schools

Christian Academy Of Madison
477 W Hutchinson Ln
ZIP: 47250
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
Prince Of Peace Catholic Schools
305 W State St
ZIP: 47250
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 342
Shawe Memorial Jr-sr High School
201 W State St
ZIP: 47250
Secondary
Total Enrollment 164
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