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  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Madison is a suburb of New York City with a population of 16,042. Madison is in Morris County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Madison offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Madison there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Madison and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Madison are highly rated.
About Madison...
Population
16,042

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$712,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,674
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Madison 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
    6.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    37.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    429.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Madison

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$133,125
National
$55,322
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Madison Reviews

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Madison has many things to offer. Madison is a college town to 3 different colleges and is very driven to improve. Over the years, Madison has worked hard to bring in new people and new businesses to keep the downtown area busy. There are many different restaurants around the town, with lots of different options of foods to eat. Another big part of Madison is it's school district. There are 3 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in Madison's school district. The school district is good and very supportive of their students and always ensure that their students feel safe. There are also many opportunities and activities in Madison. A very useful part of Madison is the train station, which helps make an easy commute to the city and other neighboring towns. Madison has so much to offer to all that live there and nearby and is a great community to be a part of.
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#Ilovemytown! Madison has been rated one of the best places to live in NJ. It has a great school system, tons of things to do including restaurants, shopping, parks, sports, etc. A very diverse town, where everyone is welcomed. Real feeling of community.
I'll begin with the cons of living here, only because there are so many pros. Probably the biggest con is that there isn't much to do in the town itself other than go out to get dinner and go to house parties. It's not to say that the attractions here are bad, but there just aren't many attractions in the town itself. Another con is that the cost to live in most houses is extremely high. This is only going to keep growing as there is a wave occurring of all of the older, smaller houses are being torn down and rebuilt as bigger, modern houses. The diversity here is also very lacking, as it is a vast majority of Caucasians living here.
Despite all of this, the pros are endless and easily outweigh the cons. The education system, particularly the Madison high school and elementary schools, is highly rated and one of the best in New Jersey. The town is also close to New York City and is an easy 30-minute car trip to the city or taking our trains directly there.