Madison County, NC

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2022 Population
21,414
0.682% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0.225% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
9.53% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,664
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$236,300
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,715
2.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Madison County, NC had a population of 21.4k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $56,664. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Madison County, NC grew from 21,269 to 21,414, a 0.682% increase and its median household income grew from $51,396 to $56,664, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.808%).

None of the households in Madison County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Madison County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Madison County, NC are Mars Hill University (232 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Madison County, NC was $236,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.8%.

Most people in Madison County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Madison County, NC is home to a population of 21.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.27% of Madison County, NC residents were born outside of the country (271 people).

In 2022, there were 43.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.9k people) in Madison County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 453 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 384 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Madison County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, NC was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.9k ± 191
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    453 ± 94.4
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    384 ± 133
2.67%
Hispanic Population
571 people

In 2022, there were 43.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.9k people) in Madison County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 453 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 384 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.67% of the people in Madison County, NC are hispanic (571 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Madison County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
271 people
1.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
330 people

As of 2022, 1.27% of Madison County, NC residents (271 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Madison County, NC was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    458 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    248 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    211 ± 86

Madison County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Madison County, NC employs 9.72k people. The largest industries in Madison County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,463 people), Educational Services (1,198 people), and Construction (1,179 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,485), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,813), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,000).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.72k
2022 Value
± 730
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Madison County, NC grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 9.44k employees to 9.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, NC, are Management Occupations (1,184 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (904 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (729 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.72k
2022 Value
± 730
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Madison County, NC grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 9.44k employees to 9.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,463 people), Educational Services (1,198 people), and Construction (1,179 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Madison County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,188
Median earning men ± $5,631
$37,204
Median earning women ± $5,223

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,688), Other Services Except Public Administration ($67,654), and Information ($63,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,423), Manufacturing ($46,824), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,820).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 111
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 71
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 57
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Madison County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 61% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.788%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Madison County, NC awarded 232 degrees. The student population of Madison County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 522 male students and 510 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Madison County, NC are White (143 and 66.5%), followed by Black or African American (37 and 17.2%), Hispanic or Latino (15 and 6.98%), and Two or More Races (11 and 5.12%).

The largest universities in Madison County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Mars Hill University (232 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Madison County, NC are General Business Administration & Management (50 and 21.6%), General Psychology (25 and 10.8%), and Social Work (21 and 9.05%).

The median tuition cost in Madison County, NC for private four year colleges is $36,557.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Madison County, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,032 (50.6% men and 49.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,032 students enrolled in Madison County, NC, 50.6% men and 49.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 659 records, of which 56.9% were women and 43.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Madison County, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
232 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mars Hill University with 232 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 100 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Madison County, NC, which is 0.758 times less than the 132 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 143 degrees mean that there were 3.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 37 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,557) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison County, NC was $236,300 in 2022, which is 0.838 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $208,800 to $236,300, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, NC is 76.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Madison County, NC have an average commute time of 32.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Madison County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Madison County, NC is $56,664. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Madison County, NC was Census Tract 105 with a value of $85,250, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $53,448 and $51,136.

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Madison County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.723%.

Property

$236,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,192
$6,488
Median Property Taxes
±$530

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Madison County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.8% of the housing units in Madison County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 105
  2. Census Tract 107
  3. Census Tract 102

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison County, NC was Census Tract 105 with a value of $85,250, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $53,448 and $51,136.

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Household Income

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$56,664
Median Household Income
± $5,856
8.45k
Number of Households
± 651

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.45k households in Madison County, NC grew to $56,664 from the previous year's value of $51,396.

The following chart displays the households in Madison County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Madison County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.82%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Madison County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.82%).

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Commute Time

32.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, NC have a longer commute time (32.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.49% of the workforce in Madison County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Madison County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Madison County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Madison County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.723%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, NC (2.57k out of 20.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Madison County, NC is White, followed by Other and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20% of the children was living in poverty in Madison County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 32.9 in Madison County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 17.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91% of the population of Madison County, NC has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 18.7% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Madison County, NC see 1554 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.3% decrease from the previous year (1814 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 572 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,554 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Madison County, NC

Primary care physicians in Madison County, NC see an average of 1,554 patients per year. This represents a 14.3% decrease from the previous year (1,814 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Madison County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.1% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.02%
Uninsured
40.2%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
18.7%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, NC declined by 5.52% from 9.55% to 9.02%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Madison County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.6% in Madison County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.4% in Madison County, NC.

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