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Madison County
  • County in Illinois

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  5. Diversity
    grade B minus
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
    grade B minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

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Madison County is located in Illinois with a population of 264,403. Madison County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. 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.

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Population
264,403

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$835
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Madison County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    214.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    49.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    61.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    455.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,613.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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