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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$455,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    49
    525
  • Theft
    268
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,183
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Madison Reviews

19 reviews
All Categories
I'd love to see more things to do in Madison. During the summer, the population doubles as a small beach down, and other than fighting for a spot on the beautiful beaches, there is very little to do. The movie theater plays films for a more mature audience, and teens and children are less likely to see films there. The coffee shops and gas stations are great, but with little seating downtown, most people tend to flock to Starbucks.

The school system is great, though could use some improvement at the high school level.
Review Madison
Madison is a wonderful town. I'm extremely satisfied with living here in Madison, where there are trees surrounding all the buildings and plenty of space for work and play. Daniel Hand High School is an excellent high school with wonderful students, and so is Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School, Robert H. Brown Middle School, and Jeffery Elementary School. The diversity isn't great here; the population is made up of mostly upper-class whites, but that doesn't really bother the residents here.
Madison is a quiet small town near the shoreline. There are beautiful beaches and cute little stores downtown. There are not many restraunts or fast food chains, but they have amazing sandwich and pizza shops. Madison is definitely not a very diverse town, it is mostly Caucasians. It is also pretty pricy to live here, some prices differing from others depending on where you choose to live. Overall, Madison has a very small community that is very close, you should expect to see at least 2 or 3 people you know while out and about in Madison.