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Madison
  • City in Wisconsin

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

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Madison is a city in Wisconsin with a population of 254,977. Madison is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Madison offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Madison there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Madison and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Madison are highly rated.

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About Madison...
Population
254,977

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    234.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    41
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    83.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    400.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,865.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    208.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

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