Madison demographics profile

StatisticMadisonWisconsinNational
Population246,0345,754,798318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,1958791
Median age30.839.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%43%43%
Speak English84%91%79%
Speak Spanish5%5%13%
Madison, WI has a population of 246,034 and is the 82nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,195 per sq mi which is 3554% higher than the Wisconsin average and 3426% higher than the national average. The median age in Madison is 31 which is approximately 21% lower than the Wisconsin average of 39. In Madison, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 54% of Madison residents were born in Wisconsin, 34% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Madison is 3554% higher than Wisconsin.
  • The median age in Madison is 21% lower than Wisconsin.
  • In Madison 78.74% of the population is White.
  • In Madison 7.02% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Madison 8.56% of the population is Asian.

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Madison population breakdown by race

RaceMadisonWisconsinNational
White78.74%86.21%73.35%
Black or African American7.02%6.29%12.63%
Asian8.56%2.57%5.22%
American Indian0.38%0.89%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.02%0.18%
Mixed race3.45%2.19%3.06%
Other race1.83%1.83%4.75%
In Madison, 6.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Madison, WI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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