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  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
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Madison is a town in Connecticut with a population of 18,183. Madison is in New Haven County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Madison offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Madison there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Madison and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Madison are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$423,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,389
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77
    500.1
  • Theft
    478.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Madison

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,754
National
$55,322

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Madison Reviews

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Madison is a quaint town with settings perfect for raising children (given you have the money). Safety is never a worry, as the area is virtually violent-crime free. The public schools are top-notch and can compete with local private schools. The students are driven and goal-oriented, most with college in their near horizons. Parental pressure and expectations contribute to the oftentimes cutthroat competitiveness of the schools. Diversity is seriously lacking in both schools and the town itself. Madison haughtiness can become too much at times. "Old money" runs much of the local politics.
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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.
Madison has great beaches, school systems, and people! However there is not much diversity in Madison and it is hard to find things to do in the winter.