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A+ Madison Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Madison Cost of Living Cost of living is 36% higher than New Jersey
17070% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Madison cost of living
A+ Madison Crime Total crime is 76% lower than New Jersey
Total crime
43384% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 23284% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Madison crime
A Madison Employment Household income is 64% higher than New Jersey
Median household income
$120,608118% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$59,24199% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%29% lower than the US average
Madison employment
F Madison Housing Home value is 116% higher than New Jersey
Median home value
$681,900269% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,55964% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%11% higher than the US average
Madison real estate or Madison rentals
A Madison Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:16% lower than the US average
Madison K-12 schools or Madison colleges

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Compare Madison, NJ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Madison, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Howland Hook, New York6715.13,871
Bloomfield-Chelsea-Travis, New York6616.310,884
University Heights, Newark6112.49,646
Lower Clinton Hill, Newark6111.82,585
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dayton-Weequahic Park, Newark60122,788
Springfield-Belmont, Newark5912.212,462
Upper Roseville, Newark5812.317,368
South Broad Street, Newark5712.411,776

Best Cities Near Madison, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Zarephath, NJ8317.48
Plainsboro Center, NJ8330.82,733
Princeton, NJ8130.630,168
Pelham, NY8033.66,996
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Upper Montclair, NJ7912.711,731
Brookdale, NJ7913.59,919
Ardsley, NY79354,570
Glen Ridge, NJ7911.67,615

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It just Doesn't Get Much Better Than Madison, NJ!

I can't say enough great things about Madison, NJ! I moved here as a young man in my 20's and have had no desire to live anywhere else in the 30 years since. Everything from the fantastic weather all year long, to the wonderful people that make up the community, to the beautiful countryside and neighborhoods makes this an outstanding place to live. It is by far one of the best areas in the great state of New Jersey. The schools have impressive graduation rates and very low dropout rates. Everyone who wants to work is able to find a job here. Not every place can say that these days.

There are some attractions that bring folks out for some fun around these parts as well. We have The Gravity Vault in nearby Chatham for rock-climbing fun, Xcelerated Adventures if you're into hang gliding, rafting or kayaking, and the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, which is more my speed. Nice neighborhoods, great people, and entertaining activities make this the best little place ever.
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Source: The Madison, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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