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Madison, Illinois

Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Area 17.18 sq mi (44 km2)
 - land 14.55 sq mi (38 km2)
 - water 2.63 sq mi (7 km2)
Population 3,891 (2010)
Density 266.5 / sq mi (103 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62060
Area code 618
Location of Madison within Illinois
Location of Madison within Illinois
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Madison is a city in Madison and St. Clair counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 3,891 at the 2010 census.[1] It is home to Gateway International Raceway and the first Bulgarian Orthodox church in the United States.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • National Register of Historic Places 4
  • Notable people 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Madison was founded in 1820. There have been three villages named Madison.[2]

Tom Brokaw examined racial separation in Madison, IL on the Dateline NBC special "Why Can't We Live Together?" which aired on Friday, June 27, 1997.


Madison is located at (38.683700, -90.151047).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 17.18 square miles (44.5 km2), of which 14.55 square miles (37.7 km2) (or 84.69%) is land and 2.63 square miles (6.8 km2) (or 15.31%) is water.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,545 people, 1,881 households, and 1,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 648.3 people per square mile (250.3/km²). There were 2,322 housing units at an average density of 331.2 per square mile (127.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.36% White, 42.13% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 1,881 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.2% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,828, and the median income for a family was $29,926. Males had a median income of $27,363 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,090. About 19.6% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.4% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

National Register of Historic Places

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Notable people


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Madison city, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 577. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • City of Madison official website
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