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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Madison County is located in Alabama with a population of 353,213. Madison County is one of the best places to live in Alabama. In Madison County, most residents own their homes. In Madison County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Madison County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Madison County are highly rated.
Population
353,213

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$801
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Madison County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    542.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    78
    40.7
  • Robbery
    154.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    639
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,037.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    451.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Madison County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,318
National
$55,322

Madison County Reviews

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Madison County is actually a beautiful place to go to once you know your way around. Not only do you get scenic views, but you also get to make new friends within the small community. The schools themselves aren't half bad and their newspapers show that they are a very active community. They send love and support from all around and focus on those around them making them very selfless. Madison County is very open-minded to new strangers entering, as they'll show them how to get from point A to B in a matter of seconds. They are also known to be very open with outsiders and create new friendships while continuing to spread love and positivism within the community.
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I have lived in Madison County my whole life. One of my favorite places to go is Bridge Street. Bridge Street is an outdoor mall that was modeled after Venice, Italy. It is a beautiful place with lots of fun places to shop at. They almost always have musicians of all kinds performing outside the shops. One thing I would change about Madison County is the number of things to do. Pretty much the only things to do around town it shop at Bridge Street and go to Top Golf. Other than those two places there are not really any other places to hang out.
I love Madison Alabama! This city is so peaceful and it's growing rapidly! The job rates, communities and the population is growing rapidly! Madison is s community that has excellent school systems for our Children, from public to private school systems. The restaurants in the surrounding areas are amazing including the nite life. I feel protected in this area because the law enforcement are always providing excellent service to our community to keep us safe. I am proud to say I am a resident of Madison Alabama.