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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$472
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41
    273
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    55
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    137
    525
  • Theft
    714
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,922
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Madison is a pleasant midwestern plains town situated east of the Missouri river and between two lakes. The town is active with events offered by local churches, Dakota State University, community service groups and local clubs. Madison is a safe and beautiful place to live and raise a family.
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The police officers are amazing!
We have a modest selection of fast food restaurants. There is also a nice variety of sit-down restaurants, ranging from sports bars & grills, diners, cafes, and even an authentic Mexican restaurant.