Madison, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
678,995
0.666% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
0.548% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
0.919% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,996
7.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$320,700
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
381,326
0.391% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Madison, WI had a population of 679k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $82,996. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Madison, WI grew from 674,506 to 678,995, a 0.666% increase and its median household income grew from $77,519 to $82,996, a 7.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Madison, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.98%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), and White (Hispanic) (2.49%).

None of the households in Madison, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Madison, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Madison, WI are University of Wisconsin-Madison (17,447 degrees awarded in 2022), Madison Area Technical College (3,280 degrees), and Herzing University-Madison (1,016 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Madison, WI was $320,700, and the homeownership rate was 61%.

Most people in Madison, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison, WI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Madison, WI is home to a population of 679k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.28% of Madison, WI residents were born outside of the country (49.5k people).

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (546k people) in Madison, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 29.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Madison, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Madison, WI was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Madison, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    546k ± 881
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    33.8k ± 849
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    29.2k ± 999
6.19%
Hispanic Population
42k people

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (546k people) in Madison, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 29.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.19% of the people in Madison, WI are hispanic (42k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Madison, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
49.5k people
7.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
51k people

As of 2022, 7.28% of Madison, WI residents (49.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Madison, WI was 7.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,644 ± 568
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,624 ± 592
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,720 ± 389

Madison, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Madison, WI employs 381k people. The largest industries in Madison, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,215 people), Educational Services (46,983 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (41,881 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,190), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,466), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,995).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

381k
2022 Value
± 4,778
0.391%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Madison, WI grew at a rate of 0.391%, from 380k employees to 381k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison, WI, are Management Occupations (45,211 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (38,404 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (29,968 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

381k
2022 Value
± 4,778
0.391%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Madison, WI grew at a rate of 0.391%, from 380k employees to 381k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,215 people), Educational Services (46,983 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (41,881 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison, WI, though some of these residents may live in Madison, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,266
Median earning men ± $777
$44,351
Median earning women ± $856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($85,128), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,437), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,279).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,127), Public Administration ($60,988), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,289).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,453
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,391
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,277
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Madison, WI awarded 22,444 degrees. The student population of Madison, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 30,000 male students and 37,527 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Madison, WI are White (14,960 and 74%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,514 and 7.49%), Asian (1,427 and 7.06%), and Black or African American (873 and 4.32%).

The largest universities in Madison, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Madison (17,447 and 77.7%), Madison Area Technical College (3,280 and 14.6%), and Herzing University-Madison (1,016 and 4.53%).

The most popular majors in Madison, WI are General Computer & Information Sciences (1,074 and 4.79%), Registered Nursing (696 and 3.1%), and General Economics (551 and 2.45%).

The median tuition costs in Madison, WI are $22,685 for private four year colleges, and $6,789 and $22,207 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Madison, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 50.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 67,527 (44.4% men and 55.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 67,527 students enrolled in Madison, WI, 44.4% men and 55.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 40,133 records, of which 57.3% were women and 42.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 745 degrees awarded
  2. 546 degrees awarded
  3. 519 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Madison, WI was General Computer & Information Sciences with 745 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Madison, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 17,447 degrees awarded
  2. 3,280 degrees awarded
  3. 1,016 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Madison with 17,447 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 9,252 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Madison, WI, which is 0.701 times less than the 13,192 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 14,960 degrees mean that there were 9.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,514 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,685) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,547) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison, WI was $320,700 in 2022, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $277,400 to $320,700, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison, WI is 61%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Madison, WI have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Madison, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Madison, WI is $82,996. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Madison, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

Property

$320,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,757
$177,081
Median Property Taxes
±$2,663

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Madison, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Madison, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61%
Homeownership
2022
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61% of the housing units in Madison, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

The following map shows all of the counties in Madison, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$82,996
Median Household Income
± $1,336
290k
Number of Households
± 4,178

In 2022, the median household income of the 290k households in Madison, WI grew to $82,996 from the previous year's value of $77,519.

The following chart displays the households in Madison, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Madison, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.02%)

In 2022, 69.1% of workers in Madison, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.02%).

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison, WI have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Madison, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Madison, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Madison, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison, WI (67.8k out of 663k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Madison, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Madison, WI has health coverage, with 63.6% on employee plans, 9.01% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wisconsin in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 25.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.81%
Uninsured
63.6%
Employer Coverage
9.01%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison, WI declined by 1.89% from 3.88% to 3.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Madison, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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