Madison, Wisconsin 

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Population

248,856

+8.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Median Income

$53,933

Median Home Price

$256,900

Best Places to Live in Madison, Wisconsin

Capital city/College town - South-central Wisconsin. August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Madison, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Madison, WI Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive downtown
College-town amenities
Architectural interest
Cons
Cold winters
Cost of living
Recent employment

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Wisconsin
County: Dane County
Metro Area: Madison Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Madison
Zip Codes: 53711, 53704, 53719, 53703, 53705, 53713, 53716, 53714, 53715, 53718, 13 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 863 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Madison is 2.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Madison jobs have increased by 1.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Madison's cost of living is 0.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Madison's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Dane county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Madison's population is 248,856 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Madison is Real Estate: $256,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Madison

It's a good time to buy in Madison. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Madison is $256,900.

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Reviews for Madison   74 Reviews
Formerly fantastic, presently bleak - 9/7/2020
We chose Madison for a voluntary, lifestyle improvement move 5 years ago. Initially, we loved it. Clean, so much to do, everyone on bikes with endless paths throughout... Read More

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Madison, WI is no longer livable - 7/26/2020
Grew up here in the 70s and have lived here most of my life. Lived elsewhere a few times, including a foreign country, and most recently returned in 2015. This month... Read More

Beautiful But Ugly - 5/10/2020
Grew up and lived in Madison for over 30 years before leaving it behind. In all honesty, it's a beautiful little capital city nestled between lakes and seeing... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN MADISON, WISCONSIN
53711, 53704, 53719, 53703, 53705, 53713, 53716, 53714, 53715, 53718, 13 total

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