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1.45% growth
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6.23% growth
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2.78% growth
Median Property Value
5.97% growth

About the photo: Madison, WI


The economy of Madison, WI employs 150,292 people. The economy of Madison, WI is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Educational Services; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 3.56; 1.9; and 1.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Madison, WI are Educational Services (25,704), Healthcare & Social Assistance (22,629), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (19,808), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,175), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,604), and Finance & Insurance ($47,181).

Median household income in Madison, WI is $61,284. Males in Madison, WI have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,170. The income inequality of Madison, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Madison, WI. In Dane County, WI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 126 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,352. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Madison, WI is from the county of Dane County, WI.

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Madison, WI is home to a population of 252,557 people, from which 93% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Madison, WI is composed of 189,971 White residents (75.2%), 22,813 Asian residents (9%), 15,449 Black residents (6.12%), 14,877 Hispanic residents (5.89%), and 7,802 Two+ residents (3.09%). The most common foreign languages in Madison, WI are Spanish (13,634 speakers), Chinese (4,649 speakers), and Hmong (3,561 speakers), but compared to other places, Madison, WI has a relative high number of Hmong (3,561 speakers), Laotian (480 speakers), and Scandinavian (317 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Madison, WI awarded 19,817 degrees. The student population of Madison, WI is skewed towards females, with 8,733 male students and 11,084 female students. Most students in Madison, WI are White (14,700 and 74.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (926 and 4.67%), Asian (779 and 3.93%), and Unknown (728 and 3.67%). The largest universities in Madison, WI by number of graduates are University of Wisconsin-Madison (12,406 and 62.6%), Madison Area Technical College (3,617 and 18.3%), and University of Wisconsin Colleges (1,730 and 8.73%). The most popular majors in Madison, WI are General Economics (546 and 2.76%), General Biological Sciences (529 and 2.67%), and General Psychology (368 and 1.86%). The median tuition costs in Madison, WI are $27,530 for private four year colleges, and $9,273 and $31,523 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison, WI is $236,100, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $222,800 to $236,100, a 5.97% increase. The homeownership rate of Madison, WI is 48.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Madison, WI have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Madison, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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