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Madison city, Wisconsin

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Table

Madison city, Wisconsin
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
269,196
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
269,196
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
268,414
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 269,840
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 233,209
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.1%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
8.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
6.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 9,297
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 12.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 47.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $277,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,805
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $814
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,212
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 117,324
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.16
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 74.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 13.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 96.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 89.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 95.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 58.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 6.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 71.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 68.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 960,212
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,638,652
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 274,503
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,336,348
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $24,729
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 19.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $70,466
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $42,693
Persons in poverty, percent
16.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,443
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,845
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 877
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 362
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,895
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,946
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 3,391.2
Population per square mile, 2010 3,037.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 79.57
Land area in square miles, 2010 76.79
FIPS Code 5548000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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