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A Madison Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Madison Cost of Living Cost of living is 31% higher than Mississippi
1077% more expensive than the US average
8218% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Madison cost of living
A+ Madison Crime Total crime is 67% lower than Mississippi
Total crime
99564% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10164% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Madison crime
A- Madison Employment Household income is 149% higher than Mississippi
Median household income
$100,97883% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,99958% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%48% lower than the US average
Madison employment
F Madison Housing Home value is 130% higher than Mississippi
Median home value
$243,50032% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,49257% higher than the US average
Home ownership
91%44% higher than the US average
Madison real estate or Madison rentals
C+ Madison Schools HS graduation rate is 27% higher than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:111% higher than the US average
Madison K-12 schools or Madison colleges

Living in Madison, MS

Madison, Mississippi is a medium-sized city with a population of 25,473 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Madison is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Madison has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 86% of the population is classified as married and 54% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Madison, Mississippi. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Madison and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Madison to Mississippi and the national average.

The livability score in Madison is 79/100 and the city is ranked in the 92nd percentile of all cities across America. Based on this score, Madison would be considered a very livable city! Another exciting tidbit, is that Madison ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Madison has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A), crime (A+), weather (B) and employment (A-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Madison. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (D-) and housing (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Madison, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Madison has a violent crime rate of 42 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Madison is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Madison come in at $243,500, which is 130.4% higher than the Mississippi average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Madison, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Mississippi average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Madison will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Madison, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 1.7%.

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Compare Madison, MS Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Madison, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rolling Wood Beautiful, Jackson887.41,100
Bellevue Oaks, Jackson868164
Lake Trace, Jackson865.91,458
Heatherwood, Jackson8671,409
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northpointe Estate, Jackson855.5603
Presto Heights, Jackson846.6258
Imberlain Park, Jackson846.5174
Colonial Homeowners, Jackson846.61,220

Best Cities Near Madison, MS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Madison, MS79025,473
Brandon, MS7715.823,186
Flowood, MS7711.48,532
Learned, MS773187
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clinton, MS7614.825,411
Lena, MS7532.3194
Florence, MS75224,313
Cleary, MS7522.21,100

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How to Make Your Stay in Madison, MS More Interesting

Madison, MS is an interesting town with lots of attractions you won't find anywhere else. It's one of the best places to bring your friends or family for a visit, and there are several local attractions you can visit often if you live in the city.

Enter/Locked Escape Rooms is a popular attraction, and it allows you to play escape games with friends while you come up with strategies to help you get out of secured rooms. You can also do some shopping at Renaissance at Colony Park, which has plenty of specialty shops with beautiful home decor accents. Sugar Magnolia Gifts and Boutique is another creative attraction, and there's also an art gallery on site. When you want to go see a movie, Malco Grandview is one of the best places to go, where you'll find movies that feature your favorite actors.

Spending time outdoors is also easy in Madison, since you can visit areas like the Ridgeland Bike Trail, which is also great for hiking.
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Source: The Madison, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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