Madison, Wisconsin 

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Population

248,951

30% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Median Income

$53,933

Avg. Home Price

$215,400

Best Places to Live in Madison, Wisconsin

Capital city/College town - South-central Wisconsin
Pros
-Attractive downtown
-College-town amenities
-Architectural interest
Cons
-Cold winters
-Cost of living
-Recent employment

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What Bert Has To Say About Madison Metro Area

The state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison is clean, attractive, progressive and well-planned. The city itself surrounds a pair of lakes- Lake Mendota and Lake Monona- both of which provide recreation and attractive views from many city business and residential locations. The downtown is exceptionally clean and gives strong evidence of the city’s twin roles as state government center and college town.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Wisconsin
County: Dane County
Metro Area: Madison Metro Area
City: Madison
Zip Codes: 53711, 53704, 53719, 53703, 53713, 53705, 53716, 53714, 53715, 53718, 14 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 863 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Madison is 3.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Madison jobs have increased by 1.77%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Madison's cost of living is 9.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Madison's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Madison's population is 248,951 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 30.16%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Madison is $215,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.89%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Madison public schools spend $14,412 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.6 students per teacher in Madison. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Madison

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Reviews for Madison    71 Reviews
Nice, but cold Easters, high taxes, very liberal - 4/1/2018
Madison offers quite a bit for a metro area of 600,000. It is like a small big city. But it suffers these faults: 5 months of winter-like weather (I have seen snow... (Read More)

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Difficult Move From Blue State - 2/16/2018
Since they passed Act 10 in 2007 they have done away with collective bargaining and many protective measurers for workers have been eliminated, like reductions of... (Read More)

Very quickly becoming unaffordable. - 1/22/2018
I call it the most conservative liberal city in the US. After living here 35+ years I've seen the best and worst. There has been a boom in Dane County recently with much... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN MADISON, WISCONSIN
53711, 53704, 53719, 53703, 53713, 53705, 53716, 53714, 53715, 53718, 14 total