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.
Madison is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Madison enrolled in college, Madison has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.78 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Madison is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.53% of adults in Madison have a college degree.
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.