Madison

Welcome to Madison

Welcome to Madison, the heart of Wisconsin, where natural beauty meets vibrant culture between Lakes Mendota and Monona. Explore our bustling downtown, iconic State Capitol, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all set against a backdrop of engaging community events and a rich local food scene. From the scenic Capital City State Trail to the diverse offerings of the Dane County Farmers' Market, Madison is a city that welcomes all to discover its unique charm and become part of our community. Experience the warmth and creativity that make Madison not just a destination, but a place to call home.

 


 

The Market

In the vibrant heart of Wisconsin, Madison's real estate market stands as a beacon of opportunity for homebuyers and investors alike. With its diverse range of properties, from charming historic homes in established neighborhoods to modern condos in the burgeoning downtown area, Madison, WI, offers a unique blend of Midwestern charm and contemporary living. The city's robust economy, bolstered by a strong educational sector and thriving tech industry, continues to attract residents, making it a hot spot for real estate investment. Market trends in Madison show a competitive yet accessible market, with home values steadily on the rise, reflecting the city's growing appeal. Whether you’re looking to settle in the scenic areas of Middleton or the lively streets of East Madison, the Madison real estate market is ripe with opportunities for those seeking a blend of urban convenience and natural beauty.

 

 

 

The Lifestyle

Madison, Wisconsin is a city known for its balance of recreational opportunities, cultural offerings, and community engagement. Situated between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, Madison boasts an exceptional quality of life. The city offers a variety of outdoor activities, including expansive farmers markets like the renowned Dane County Farmers' Market and extensive biking trails that weave through the city, appealing to those who appreciate an active lifestyle. Madison's cultural scene is vibrant, with a range of galleries, theaters, and live music venues, as well as a diverse food scene that includes everything from traditional farm-to-table restaurants to unique food trucks, satisfying a variety of dining preferences. With the presence of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the city is a hub for education and innovation, contributing to a community that values knowledge and progress. Madison provides a lifestyle that combines the tranquility of nature with the vitality of a rich cultural landscape and the cohesiveness of a community-oriented environment.

 

 

 

The Local Scene

Madison, Wisconsin, is a treasure trove of local attractions, offering an array of experiences for every visitor. From the iconic State Capitol building with its stunning architecture and informative tours, to the sprawling University of Wisconsin-Madison campus known for its beautiful lakeside setting and vibrant cultural scene, Madison invites exploration and discovery. Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, a serene oasis featuring stunning themed gardens and the striking Bolz Conservatory. For families and history buffs, the Madison Children's Museum and the Wisconsin Historical Museum provide engaging, educational experiences that delve into the rich tapestry of the area's heritage. Outdoor activities abound along the shores of Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, offering picturesque spots for boating, fishing, and picnicking. Whether you're seeking cultural enrichment, historical insight, or natural beauty, Madison's local attractions stand as a testament to the city's diverse appeal and warm Midwestern hospitality.

 

 

Overview for Madison, WI

265,447 people live in Madison, where the median age is 31.5 and the average individual income is $42,693. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

265,447

Total Population

31.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,693

Average individual Income

Around Madison, WI

There's plenty to do around Madison, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

59
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
60
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Reverie Baking, Honey Bee Bakery, and MC Audio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.09 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.01 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.89 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.61 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Madison, WI

Madison has 117,324 households, with an average household size of 2.16. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Madison do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 265,447 people call Madison home. The population density is 3,335.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

265,447

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

31.5

Median Age

50.01 / 49.99%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
117,324

Total Households

2.16

Average Household Size

$42,693

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Madison, WI

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The following schools are within or nearby Madison. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
One City Expeditionary Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Elvehjem Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Schenk Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Midvale Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Gompers Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Hawthorne Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Eastside Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Edgewood High School Of The Sacred Heart
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Isthmus Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Highpoint Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Central Wisconsin Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lindbergh Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Crestwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Stephens Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Lake View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Leopold Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Marquette Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
Randall Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
Van Hise Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Innovative & Alternative Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Pope Farm Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Abundant Life Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Queen Of Peace School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Madison Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Blessed Sacrament School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Isthmus Montessori Academy Public
PUBLIC
PreK - 11th
3/5
Milestone Democratic School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Sandburg Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cherokee Heights Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Dr Virginia Henderson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Orchard Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Innovative & Alternative High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 11th
No rating available
Woodland Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Mendota Mental Health Institution
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Whitehorse Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Lowell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Mendota Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Thoreau Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Cesar Chavez Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Olson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
High Point Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lighthouse Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Madinah Academy Of Madison
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Operation Fresh Start
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
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