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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Madison County is located in Kentucky with a population of 88,376. Living in Madison County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Madison County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Madison County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$679
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Madison County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    83.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    79.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    654.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,254.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    290.7
    284

Residents

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

Working in Madison County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,674
National
$55,322

Madison County Reviews

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Very safe and a good school system; good place for kids. Awesome food too! There’s not a lot of traffic and has plenty of shopping areas.
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Lived here for a year, its nice and quiet, can be traffic heavy at times but you quickly find the times when it is bad.
Unsafe for pedestrians. Very few streets have sidewalks. People drive poorly (speeding, no turn signals, etc) and accidents are a frequent result. DUI arrests in local paper every week. Only one main road to get to the majority of businesses in town so traffic is terrible.