Madison employment information

Income per capita$31,659$27,907$28,555
Median household income$53,933$52,738$53,482
Median income owner occupied$83,892$67,186$68,142
Median income renter occupied$33,158$30,207$33,219
Median earnings male$30,727$36,343$36,116
Median earnings female$24,076$25,134$25,692
Unemployment rate4.2%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level19.6%13.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Madison is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Madison is 1% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Madison is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Madison is 26% higher than the national average.

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Madison median earnings by income bracket

Madison employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.2%0.8%
Manufacturing sector10.4%0.8%
Financial & insurance services5.4%6.1%
Wholesale & retail services12.1%10.2%
Public administration5.0%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.1%1.3%
Education, health & social services23.2%40.4%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Shorewood Hills, WI1,783$143,906169%
Maple Bluff, WI1,445$129,063141%
Waunakee, WI12,613$90,36569%
Cottage Grove, WI6,533$82,01853%
Verona, WI11,353$81,47452%
Madison, WI239,848$53,9331%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Durham, NC240,107$49,5857%
Lubbock, TX236,868$44,13917%
Norfolk, VA244,745$44,15017%
Laredo, TX245,048$39,40826%
Winston-Salem, NC234,469$40,48024%
Madison, WI239,848$53,9331%
Source: The Madison, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.