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Madison, Florida
Madison City Hall
Madison City Hall
Nickname(s): 
City of the Four Freedoms
Location in Madison County and the state of Florida
Location in Madison County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Madison
Area
 • Total 2.69 sq mi (6.96 km2)
 • Land 2.64 sq mi (6.83 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
194 ft (59 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,912
 • Density 1,104.70/sq mi (426.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
32340-32341
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-42425
GNIS feature ID 0286274
Website http://www.cityofmadisonfl.com/
Wardlaw-Smith House Madison01
Historic Wardlaw-Smith House

Madison is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, on the central northern border of Florida, United States. The population was 2,843 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Madison is located at 30°28′N 83°25′W (30.466,-83.415).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), of which 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) (1.94%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 423
1870 924 118.4%
1880 756 −18.2%
1890 781 3.3%
1900 849 8.7%
1910 1,560 83.7%
1920 1,952 25.1%
1930 2,189 12.1%
1940 2,730 24.7%
1950 3,150 15.4%
1960 3,239 2.8%
1970 3,737 15.4%
1980 3,487 −6.7%
1990 3,345 −4.1%
2000 3,061 −8.5%
2010 2,843 −7.1%
2020 2,912 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Madison racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 840 28.85%
Black or African American (NH) 1,849 63.5%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 13 0.45%
Asian (NH) 12 0.41%
Some Other Race (NH) 4 0.14%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 82 2.82%
Hispanic or Latino 112 3.85%
Total 2,912

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,912 people, 976 households, and 503 families residing in the city.

Climate

This area's climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Madison has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Madison, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.3
(65)
20
(68)
23.3
(74)
26.7
(80)
30.6
(87)
32.8
(91)
32.8
(91)
32.8
(91)
31.1
(88)
27.2
(81)
22.2
(72)
18.9
(66)
26.7
(80)
Average low °C (°F) 13.9
(57)
5.6
(42)
6.7
(44)
10
(50)
13.3
(56)
17.2
(63)
20.6
(69)
21.7
(71)
21.7
(71)
20
(68)
15
(59)
9.4
(49)
6.1
(43)
Precipitation cm (inches) 10
(4)
10
(4.1)
12
(4.6)
9
(3.4)
8
(3.3)
15
(5.8)
17
(6.7)
15
(6.1)
12
(4.8)
7
(2.7)
7
(2.6)
9
(3.7)
131
(51.6)
Source: Weatherbase

Education

Madison County High School, Madison
Madison County High School

Madison is served by two campuses of the District School Board of Madison County, Madison County Central School (PK–8) and Madison County High School.

North Florida College provides post-secondary instruction for six counties (Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor). In addition, St. Leo University provides university instruction at the junior-senior level.

Transportation

Madison is served by Madison Shuttle, a bus route operated by Big Bend Transit.

Freight service is provided by the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, which acquired most of the former CSX main line from Pensacola to Jacksonville on June 1, 2019.

Notable people

  • LeGarrette Blount, NFL running back
  • Lorenzo Cain, MLB player
  • Michael Estabrook, MLB Umpire
  • Geno Hayes, NFL linebacker
  • Colin Kelly, World War II hero
  • Jacobbi McDaniel, NFL defensive tackle
  • Scott Phillips, drummer for the band Creed
  • Jesse Solomon, NFL linebacker
  • Chris Thompson, NFL running back
  • Don Williams, stock car driver

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