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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Madison County is located in Mississippi with a population of 102,212. Madison County is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. 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 lean conservative. The public schools in Madison County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$213,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$919
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    90.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,562.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Madison County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,600
National
$55,322

Madison County Reviews

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Have you ever watched Gilmore Girls? Starshollow, CT is the all around utopian town. From town hall meetings to fall festivals, the community values the constituents. Madison, MS is the real life embodiment of Starshollow. Students have the opportunity to serve the community as Junior Ambassadors, and everyone gathers for summer festivities at the Red Cabbose. The schools feed into each with very few branches, meaning that most kids grow up with each other through the school system. Lastly, the value of achievement is anything but lackluster with ceremonies honoring athletic feats, superb academics, and defining leadership and service.
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Madison is a wonderful place to raise your children. If you are a Baptist, you fit right in. That is because they don't drink, dance, slander, fornicate, or skip church on Sunday. If you are any other denomination, you are thought of as a lost soul. The mothers of this town will run your name down and spread the worse version of you for any idescretion you've had. If you have a differing opinion from the mayor or her hench-women, they will become the nastiest ill-speaking females ever. It could be on social media, Through letter writing, or innuendos dropped at social events they attend. It's best to keep your mouth shut and live robotically if you want to have any friends and survive here. Otherwise, the schools are great!
I love it here but seriously there is no reason Clinton, Ridgeland, and Brandon should have better parks and recreation than we do both in the CITY of Madison and in the county. The Mayor of THE CITY of Madison is an idiot when it comes to parks. She recently closed several soccer fields for a project by Entergy. She lacks in a basic understanding of how much $$$ in tax dollars a great soccer/baseball facility could bring our city. Maybe she's just gotten too old to care about that aspect. She is great with making everything look nice in town and making everything be brick but lacking in parks hurts us. More people go to Ridgeland to live because of this Ridgeland, MS kicks our butts in Parks and Recreation to be honest!