Madison, WI - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    237,395
  • Population Density
    2,528 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    94 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    243 3.7
Madison is a midsize city in Wisconsin with 237,395 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 243 reviews
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    • 4
    Transportation at Madison: its really to get around
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Madison: theres not of crime right now
    • 3
    Visiting at Madison: There are a lot of things to do downtown which are so much fun here on the Northside there is nothing to do
    • 3
    Weather at Madison: It's not so bad when it comes to weather
    • 3
    Food & Drink at Madison: There are not of late food options and the night life is boring theres nothing to do

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Capitol Neighborhoods 16,262
3.66 Regent 6,106
3.66 Starkweather-Yahara 5,090
4.00 Westhaven Trails 4,747
3.66 Marquette 4,523
3.33 Lake Edge 4,497
3.66 Tenney-Lapham 4,031
4.00 Hill Farms University 3,921
4.00 Sunset Village 3,657
3.00 Sherman Village 3,580
3.33 Elvehjem 3,579
4.00 Midvale Heights 3,441
2.33 South Campus 3,402
4.00 Dunn's Marsh 3,386
3.33 Hiestand 3,179
4.33 Glacier Ridge 3,081
3.66 Orchard Ridge 3,061
3.00 Greenbush 2,966
3.33 Rolling Meadows 2,932
3.33 Sherman 2,932
3.66 Prairie Hills/Newberry Heights 2,929
4.00 Wexford Village 2,805
3.00 Eastmorland Community 2,651
3.33 Broadway-Lakepoint/Waunona 2,585
3.66 Meadowood 2,560
4.00 Dudgeon-Monroe 2,410
3.66 Greentree 2,346
3.00 Bay Creek 2,327
3.66 Heritage Heights 2,247
3.66 Emerson East 2,224
3.66 Westmorland 2,212
3.66 Eken Park 2,202
3.33 Lake View Hill 2,144
3.66 Maple-Prairie 2,124
4.00 Spring Harbor 2,080
4.00 High Point Estates 1,931
3.33 Villas 1,832
4.00 Parkwood Hills 1,798
4.00 Nakoma League 1,794
3.33 Burr Oaks 1,456
4.00 McClellan Park 1,335
3.00 Brentwood Village 1,328
3.33 Vera Court/North Lake Mendota 1,255
4.33 Sauk Creek 1,218
3.00 Worthington Park 1,199
3.00 Hawthorne 1,193
3.33 Highland Manor 1,187
3.33 Arbor Hills 1,160
4.00 Stone Meadows 1,148
4.00 Walnut Grove 1,134
4.00 Reston Heights 1,133
3.33 Mayfair Park 1,133
4.33 Oak Ridge 992
3.33 Indian Springs 892
2.66 Bram's Addition 821
4.33 Country Glove 804
4.00 Skyview Terrace/Highlands 752
3.66 Schenk-Atwood 728
4.00 Junction Ridge 717
3.66 Westchester Gardens 716
3.00 Berkley Oaks 680
3.33 Glen Oak Hills 667
3.00 Sheridan Triangle 645
4.00 Hawk's Landing 613
3.66 Carpenter Ridgeway 580
3.66 East Buckeye 534
3.00 Burke Heights 530
3.33 Norman Acres 528
4.00 Tamarack Trails 445
4.33 Blackhawk 393
3.00 Whitetail Ridge 289
4.00 Radio Park 272
3.33 Clarendon Hills 246
4.00 High Crossing 178
3.33 Mendota Hills 177
3.00 Capital View Heights 146
3.66 Richmond Hill 142
3.33 Cherokee Park 102
Truax 42

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Maple Bluff 1,424
4.00 Monona 7,663
4.33 Shorewood Hills 1,723
4.00 Fitchburg 25,620
4.33 Westport Town 4,002
3.66 Blooming Grove Town 1,722
4.00 McFarland 7,922
4.00 Burke Town 3,372
4.33 Middleton 17,830
4.33 Middleton Town 5,952
4.33 Verona Town 1,954
4.33 Verona 10,983
4.00 Sun Prairie 29,880
3.66 Cottage Grove Town 3,954
3.33 Sun Prairie Town 2,448

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 53704 44,206
4.00 53711 43,977
4.33 53719 30,564
3.33 53703 28,111
4.33 53705 23,267
4.33 53562 24,448
3.33 53713 23,044
4.33 53593 20,431
3.66 53716 18,320
3.33 53714 16,081
2.66 53715 13,406
4.00 53718 12,396
4.33 53717 11,775
3.66 53558 10,844
3.33 53706 6,281
3.66 53726 6,033
53792 9

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Kromrey Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Diploma Completion High School Public, Alternative 11-12 High
4.33 West Middleton Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Glacier Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Northside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Elm Lawn Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Royal Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Park Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Sunset Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Memorial High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 West High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Stoner Prairie Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Eastside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Country View Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Savanna Oaks Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School Public 8-9 Middle
4.00 Horizon Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Prairie View Middle School Public 6-7 Middle
4.00 Middleton High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Indian Mound Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Waubesa Intermediate School Public 3-5 Elementary
4.00 Badger Ridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Hamilton Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Van Hise Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Sun Prairie High School Public 10-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Edgewood High School of the Scared Heart Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 Madison Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
St. Ambrose Academy Private, Religious 6-12 High
2.33 Abundant Life Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
St. Maria Goretti Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Our Lady Queen of Peace School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Sacred Hearts School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Edgewood Campus School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Dennis School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
High Point Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. John the Baptist Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
St. Francis Xavier School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. James Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Eagle School Private K-8 Elementary, Middle
Martin Luther Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
St. Ann School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Immaculate Heart of Mary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Wingra School Private, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
Westside Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Peace Lutheran School & Prekindergarten Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Madison Community Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Eastside Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Holy Cross Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Woodland Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Wisconsin
2.66 Edgewood College
2.66 Madison Area Technical College
University of Wisconsin Colleges
Herzing University - Madison
Madison Media Institute
ITT Technical Institute - Madison (WI)
Globe University - Madison East
Globe University - Madison West
VICI Aveda Institute - Madison
Empire Beauty School - Madison
Regency Beauty Institute - Madison

Around Madison

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Madison, WI United States Wisconsin
White 75.74% 63.25% 82.99%
Asian 7.62% 4.83% 2.31%
African American 7.18% 12.23% 6.12%
Hispanic 6.51% 16.62% 6.06%
Multiracial 2.61% 2.05% 1.63%
Native American 0.26% 0.66% 0.79%
Other 0.09% 0.19% 0.07%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.02%

Age

Madison, WI United States Wisconsin
9 years and under 11% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 20% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 19% 13% 13%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 11% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 13%
65 and over 10% 13% 14%

Education Levels

Madison, WI United States Wisconsin
Less than a high school diploma 5% 14% 10%
High school diploma or equivalent 16% 28% 33%
Some college or associate degree 25% 29% 31%
Bachelor's degree 30% 18% 18%
Master's degree or higher 24% 11% 9%

Gender

Madison, WI United States Wisconsin
Male 49.4% 49.2% 49.6%
Female 50.6% 50.8% 50.4%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Madison, WI United States Wisconsin
Rent 50.7% 35.1% 31.9%
Own 49.3% 64.9% 68.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Madison, WI United States Wisconsin
Assault 209.1 278.9 217.7
Murder 2.1 5.0 3.9
Rape 31.3 15.3
Robbery 122.0 159.8 126.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Madison, WI United States Wisconsin
Burglary 569.8 573.5 496.4
Larceny 2512.8 2079.6 2109.3
Motor vehicle theft 104.3 235.5 172.7

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
26°
11°
31°
15°
43°
25°
57°
36°
68°
46°
78°
56°
82°
61°
79°
59°
72°
50°
59°
39°
44°
28°
30°
16°
Precipitation
1.2"
1.4"
2.2"
3.4"
3.6"
4.5"
4.2"
4.3"
3.1"
2.4"
2.4"
1.7"
Snowfall
12.9"
10.6"
7"
2.6"
0.2"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0.5"
3.6"
13.5"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 26°
    11°
  • 31°
    15°
  • 43°
    25°
  • 57°
    36°
  • 68°
    46°
  • 78°
    56°
  • 82°
    61°
  • 79°
    59°
  • 72°
    50°
  • 59°
    39°
  • 44°
    28°
  • 30°
    16°

    Precipitation

  • 1.2"
  • 1.4"
  • 2.2"
  • 3.4"
  • 3.6"
  • 4.5"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.1"
  • 2.4"
  • 2.4"
  • 1.7"

    Snowfall

  • 12.9"
  • 10.6"
  • 7"
  • 2.6"
  • 0.2"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.5"
  • 3.6"
  • 13.5"

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  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

    Avg. Temps

  • 26°
    11°
  • 31°
    15°
  • 43°
    25°
  • 57°
    36°
  • 68°
    46°
  • 78°
    56°
  • 82°
    61°
  • 79°
    59°
  • 72°
    50°
  • 59°
    39°
  • 44°
    28°
  • 30°
    16°

    Precipitation

  • 1.2"
  • 1.4"
  • 2.2"
  • 3.4"
  • 3.6"
  • 4.5"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.1"
  • 2.4"
  • 2.4"
  • 1.7"

    Snowfall

  • 12.9"
  • 10.6"
  • 7"
  • 2.6"
  • 0.2"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.5"
  • 3.6"
  • 13.5"