Madison is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 7,270 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Madison is the 15th largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Madison is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Madison is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madison who work in food service (13.04%), sales jobs (10.60%), and office and administrative support (8.21%).
Also of interest is that Madison has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Madison is a college town. There are a lot of students in Madison attending college, and as a result Madison provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Madison spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.78 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Madison citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.53% of adults in Madison have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Madison in 2018 was $24,590, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,360 for a family of four. However, Madison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Madison home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Madison residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Madison include German, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Madison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.