A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Madison Rankings

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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
    362
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241
    500
  • Theft
    1,731
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,423
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I have lived in the Huntsville / Madison, Alabama area for my entire life. I moved for three years because my husband was in the military. I didn't fully appreciate the beauty, affordability, safety, education, and work opportunities Huntsville / Madison offers until I had the opportunity to spend time in other parts of the United States. Nothing compares!
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Great community to live, work and raise kids! The schools are incredible and the metro region offers anything you could want in a cosmopolitan area.
I've lived in Madison for roughly 12 years now, I moved here when I was six and I hated the fact I would be leaving my hometown. Shortly after the move however, I become accustomed to the lifestyle here and I loved it so much, we grew from a small town to a rapid growing place with a growing economy and friendly neighbors. Madison is definitely a place I would consider finding a job and settling in, its peaceful and provides great opportunities along with a big city nearby.