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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    A
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B-
Madison County is located in Mississippi with a population of 103,498. Madison County is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. In Madison County, 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 above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
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
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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 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
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Madison County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,690
National
$55,322

Madison County Reviews

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Madison county is a warm and welcoming environment for families and the houses are affordable. There is rarely traffic and the public schools are incredible. There is a lack of diversity within the county as there is a small percentage of people who identify as Hispanic, Asian, Native American, etc. Because of the lack of diversity, there can be racial biases, however, these are rare in this county. Overall, Madison county is a tight-knit community that offers a variety of restaurants and family friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.
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I like Madison County in Mississippi because it is very safe and the school systems are the best. Not only are the schools in Madison County are also safe but they have competition academically and athletically. According to Niche.com, Madison County school district is the #1 school districts in Mississippi. Academically, many school inside the district offer higher level classes, for example, AP and Dual Credit. I consider myself very fortunate to be a junior in Germantown High School and be able to learn, not only knowledge for school, but also life lessons.
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.