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Overview

Introduction to Madison, New Jersey

Madison, New Jersey is 6 miles S of Parsippany, New Jersey and 12 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Morris county. The town is part of the Newark metro area.

Madison History

The earliest settlers of European origin arrived in the region now known as Madison in the early parts of the 18th century. In 1834, the town was named Madison in honor of President James Madison. After the Civil War, growth and development of this town rapidly increased with the construction of the railroad. Industries grew in the area, and working class people built a residential community here. The population was diverse both in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Though original settlers were British, the French arrived after the American Revolution followed by African Americans, Irish, Germans and Italians.

Madison and nearby Attractions

  • Faulkner House
  • Holloway Hall
  • Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Saint Vincent Cemetery
  • Shakespeare Garden

Things To Do In Madison

The town of Madison has a number of historical buildings like the Faulkner House, the Holloway Hall, the Madison House, the Wendel Hall, and the President's Hall, among others. The Shakespeare Garden is another popular tourist destination. The Turtle Back Zoo and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary are ideal places to take children.

Madison Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is close by.

Madison Higher Education

Residents can pursue higher education at Drew University. Also close by are the Seton Hall University, Union County College, Kean University, and the County College of Morris.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,090
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+7,603
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.1%
Median Earnings25+$72,552
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,229

Wealth

Median Family Income$151,848
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7%
% Using Public Transportation11.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,559
Median House Value$681,900

Ancestry

Italian22.4%
Irish21.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
German15.9%
English10.3%
Polish3.9%
Scottish3.1%
French Except Basque1.9%
Russian1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Arab1.4%
Ukrainian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Norwegian1%
Lithuanian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Brazilian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Finnish0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
African0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
South African0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
British0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
US/American0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Madison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7940
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.75
Approximate Longitude-74.41

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)

StationCANOE BROOK
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationPLAINFIELD
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chatham10,528$206,250
East Hanover11,232$129,705
Florham Park11,787$155,811
Morristown18,677$95,411
New Providence12,434$166,771

Madison Public Libraries

Madison Public Library
39 KEEP STREET
Madison, New Jersey
(973) 377-0722

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Madison Public Schools

Madison Junior School
160 Main Street
ZIP: 7940
(973) 593-3149
Middle
Total Enrollment 588
Central Avenue School
50 Central Avenue
ZIP: 7940
(973) 593-3173
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Torey J. Sabatini School
Glenwild Circle
ZIP: 7940
(973) 593-3182
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Kings Road School
215 Kings Road
ZIP: 7940
(973) 593-3178
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Madison High School
170 Ridgedale Avenue
ZIP: 7940
(973) 593-3117
High
Total Enrollment 837

Madison Private Schools

St Vincent Martyr School
26 Green Village Rd
ZIP: 7940
Elementary
Total Enrollment 395
Madison Montessori School
19 Green Ave
ZIP: 7940
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Fm Kirby Childrens Center
54 East St
ZIP: 7940
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
Rainbow Montessori
33 Green Village Rd
ZIP: 7940
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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