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Madison, Nebraska
Tyson Fresh Meats pork plant in Madison
Tyson Fresh Meats pork plant in Madison
Location of Madison, Nebraska
Location of Madison, Nebraska
Madison, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Madison, Nebraska
Madison, Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Madison, Nebraska is located in the United States
Madison, Nebraska
Madison, Nebraska
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Madison
Area
 • Total 1.18 sq mi (3.04 km2)
 • Land 1.18 sq mi (3.04 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,585 ft (483 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,438
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,392
 • Density 2,035.74/sq mi (785.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68748
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-30240
GNIS feature ID 0830991
Website madison-ne.com

Madison is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,438 at the 2010 census.

History

Madison was founded in 1867. It was named from Madison County. Madison was designated county seat in 1875.

Geography

Madison is located at 41°49′39″N 97°27′25″W / 41.82750°N 97.45694°W / 41.82750; -97.45694 (41.827527, -97.456875), just west of the junction of U.S. Route 81 and Nebraska Highway 32.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.

Madison is at an elevation of 1580 ft (482 m) above sea level.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 417
1890 930 123.0%
1900 1,479 59.0%
1910 1,708 15.5%
1920 1,735 1.6%
1930 1,842 6.2%
1940 1,812 −1.6%
1950 1,663 −8.2%
1960 1,513 −9.0%
1970 1,595 5.4%
1980 1,950 22.3%
1990 2,135 9.5%
2000 2,367 10.9%
2010 2,438 3.0%
2019 (est.) 2,392 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate

Madison is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,438 people, 760 households, and 550 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,120.0 inhabitants per square mile (818.5/km2). There were 818 housing units at an average density of 711.3 per square mile (274.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 65.3% White, 1.0% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 30.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.8% of the population.

There were 760 households, of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.56.

The median age in the city was 32 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 21.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Madison has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Madison, Nebraska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0
(32)
2.2
(36)
8.3
(47)
16.7
(62)
22.2
(72)
27.8
(82)
31.1
(88)
29.4
(85)
25
(77)
18.9
(66)
8.9
(48)
1.7
(35)
16.1
(61)
Average low °C (°F) -12.2
(10)
-10
(14)
-4.4
(24)
2.2
(36)
8.3
(47)
14.4
(58)
17.2
(63)
16.1
(61)
10.6
(51)
3.9
(39)
-3.9
(25)
-10
(14)
2.8
(37)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
20
(0.8)
38
(1.5)
66
(2.6)
102
(4)
117
(4.6)
84
(3.3)
81
(3.2)
66
(2.6)
46
(1.8)
28
(1.1)
20
(0.8)
683
(26.9)
Source: Weatherbase

Economy

The largest single employer in Madison is the Tyson Fresh Meats pork-processing plant, with 1,200 full-time employees. Other major employers are Countryside Home, a nursing home with 93 full-time and 51 part-time employees; Madison City Schools, with 97 full-time employees; and D&D Industries, a manufacturer of wood pallets with 40 full-time employees.

Notable people

  • Horace L. McBride, lieutenant general in the U.S. Army and commander of the 80th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II
  • Armitage Trail, (1902-1930) author of Scarface, born in Madison but his family moved away soon after
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