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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,473
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+12,902
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married65.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.5%
Median Earnings25+$53,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,523
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,627

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,977
% Above Poverty Level96.9%
% Below Poverty Level3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,492
Median House Value$243,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
English21.1%
Irish11.7%
German10.3%
Italian4.5%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.4%
Polish0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Arab0.5%
African0.4%
Russian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Madison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes39110
P.O. Box Zip Codes39130
Phone Area Codes601,769
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.45
Approximate Longitude-90.1

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)

StationJACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationCANTON 4 N
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.7 inches
StationPICKENS
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip57.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canton13,504$44,694
Flora2,058$33,393
Flowood8,532$76,150
Jackson172,039$40,134
Pearl26,344$47,874
Ridgeland24,338$70,138

Madison Public Schools

Germantown High School
200 Calhoun Parkway
ZIP: 39110
(601) 859-6150
High
Total Enrollment 944
Germantown Middle School
202 Calhoun Parkway, P O Box 2507
ZIP: 39110
(601) 859-0376
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Madison Avenue Lower Elementary
1199 Madison Avenue
ZIP: 39110
(601) 856-2951
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Madison Avenue Upper Elementary
1209 Madison Avenue
ZIP: 39110
(601) 856-6609
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Madison Central High School
1417 Highland Colony Parkway
ZIP: 39110
(601) 856-7121
High
Total Enrollment 1289
Madison Co Voc Complex
142 Calhoun Parkway
ZIP: 39110
(601) 859-6847
High
Madison Co. Alternative School
300 Industrial Drive South
ZIP: 39110
(601) 607-7963
Other
Madison Middle School
1365 Mannsdale Road
ZIP: 39110
(601) 605-4171
Middle
Total Enrollment 1345
Madison Station Elementary School
459 Reunion Parkway
ZIP: 39110
(601) 856-6246
Primary
Total Enrollment 928
Mannsdale Elementary
443 Mannsdale Road
ZIP: 39110
(601) 879-0309
Primary
Total Enrollment 1008
Rosa Scott School
200 Crawford Street
ZIP: 39110
(601) 605-0054
Other
Total Enrollment 469

Madison Private Schools

Madison-ridgeland Academy
7601 Old Canton Rd
ZIP: 39110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 766
Montessori Childrens House At Chapel Of The Cross
642 Mannsdale Rd
ZIP: 39110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Anthony Catholic School
1585 Old Mannsdale Rd
ZIP: 39110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
St Joseph Catholic School
308 New Mannsdale Rd
ZIP: 39110
Secondary
Total Enrollment 460
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