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Madison is a city in Jefferson County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after President James Madison.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Madison. For links to other places called Madison, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Madison is 38.735N. The longitude is -85.38W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 489 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,249.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Madison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47243 ZIP code.
25% of Madison residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Madison ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Madison was $18,923, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Madison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Madison include Madison Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Madison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $804.
Libraries in Madison include Madison-Jefferson County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Madison include Madison Courier
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Madison political report.
The average commute time for Madison workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Madison between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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