Madison, Wisconsin

Population 240,315

Madison is located in Dane County, WI. The population is 240,315, making Madison the largest city in Dane County and the 2nd largest city in the state of Wisconsin.

There are 53 public schools in Madison with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Madison is moderate , and there are 893 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Madison is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Madison property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Madison include Shorewood Hills, Maple Bluff and Middleton.

Madison Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 3.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 36.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 59.6%

Crime Rate

9.24% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 169
  • Violent Crimes: 374
  • Robbery: 83
  • Burglary: 362
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

51.45% Higher than national avg.
  • 893 offenders in Madison
  • 37.16 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

2,312 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 31
  • Registered Polluters: 29
  • Superfunds: 8
  • Tanks & Spills: 2,244


Moderate 11.1%
  • Wisconsin unemployment average: 14.6%
  • National unemployment average: 13.3%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

53 Public Schools view public schools

There are 53 K-12 public schools in Madison, WI and 26 private schools. Homefacts rates Madison's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

893 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Madison, WI

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$289,900 compared to May 2019
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

1,680 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Madison, WI issued 1,680 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,680 permits, 235 were issued for single family homes and 1,445 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Madison, WI issued 1,235 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,235 permits, 217 were issued for single family homes and 1,018 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $816
  • 1 Bedroom: $982
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,160
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,613
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,923

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Environmental Hazards

2312 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (235/239)
    Madison, WI has 98.33% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Madison, WI is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.13 Average
    Madison, WI is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 18.15°
  • February 22.73°
  • March 35.55°
  • April 47.07°
  • May 59.21°
  • June 68.6°
  • July 73.32°
  • August 70.22°
  • September 61.73°
  • October 50.72°
  • November 38.5°
  • December 22°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Madison, WI

Madison, WI has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Madison, WI has no risk of hurricanes.
Madison, WI has a very high risk of hail storms.
Madison, WI has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Madison, WI: $61,284


Unemployment in Madison is 11.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 14.6% and 13.3% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 26.42%
White Collar - 73.58%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Scott Walker
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin
  • Sen. Ron Johnson

City Representatives

  • Mark Pocan

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

68 FCC Towers view all