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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$440,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,161
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Madison Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    93
    500
  • Theft
    313
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,673
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • 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%
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I've lived in Madison all my life. I've been afforded a quality education and many opportunities to pursue my interests, as well as pursue new interests. Madison is a lovely, safe shoreline community whose residents embody a true sense of "community". Neighbors help neighbors whether it is in time of crisis or serving on multiple committees, boards, or town activities and programs for the betterment of Madison. I have been blessed to call Madison my home and intend to return to raise my own family, as my parents chose to do; both having grown up here themselves.
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In Madison, there are plenty of fun things to do at the local Surf Club beach and in the downtown vicinity. Although there are not many restaurants or movie theatres, people always seem to come by and visit Madison's beaches, as we have two state parks as well. I would like to see more places in Madison such as food chain restaurants and more popular stores for the kids in town to shop at, rather than traveling to other towns to do these things.
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.