Madison County, NC

Add Comparison

Population

21,347

1.03% growth

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$40,563

0.384% growth

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Number of Employees

9,464

2.11% growth

Median Property Value

$172,200

5.97% growth

About

In 2017, Madison County, NC had a population of 21.3k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $40,563. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Madison County, NC grew from 21,130 to 21,347, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $40,408 to $40,563, a 0.384% increase.

The population of Madison County, NC is 93.9% White Alone, 2.49% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.85% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Madison County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Madison County, NC are Mars Hill University (232 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Madison County, NC is $172,200, and the homeownership rate is 74.6%. Most people in Madison County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Madison County, NC employs 9.46k people. The largest industries in Madison County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,625 people), Retail Trade (1,197 people), and Construction (1,172 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,214), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,500), and Utilities ($48,317).

Median household income in Madison County, NC is $40,563. Males in Madison County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Madison County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,563

2017 value

± $2,334

0.384%

1 Year Growth

± 9.28%

Households in Madison County, NC have a median annual income of $40,563, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,408 in 2016, which represents a 0.384% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Madison County, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.

$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Madison County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 107

  2. Census Tract 106

  3. Census Tract 105

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison County, NC was Census Tract 107 with a value of $47,095, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 105, with respective values of $44,259 and $43,482.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Madison County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, NC (3.62k out of 20.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,422 ± 377

  2. Hispanic

    83 ± 121

  3. Black

    57 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Madison County, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.46k

2017 Value

± 644

2.11%

1 Year growth

± 9.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, NC grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 9.27k employees to 9.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, NC, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (929 people), Sales & Related Occupations (924 people), and Management Occupations (919 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, NC.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Madison County, NC, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (929 people), Sales & Related Occupations (924 people), and Management Occupations (919 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.67 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.6 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Madison County, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($138,167), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,214), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,466).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

9.46k

2017 Value

± 644

2.11%

1 Year growth

± 9.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, NC grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 9.27k employees to 9.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,625 people), Retail Trade (1,197 people), and Construction (1,172 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Madison County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,625 people), Retail Trade (1,197 people), and Construction (1,172 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.07 times higher than expected), Construction (1.98 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.24 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Madison County, NC, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,214), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,500), and Utilities ($48,317).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for North Carolina state.

$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

89.3% of the population of Madison County, NC has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 19.1% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Madison County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Madison County, NC see 2114 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% decrease from the previous year (2351 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4268 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 647 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,114 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Madison County, NC see an average of 2,114 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% decrease from the previous year (2,351 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 neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.

$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

10.7%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

18.9%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

19.1%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, NC declined by 10.2% from 11.9% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Madison County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Madison County, NC is home to a population of 21.3k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.26% of Madison County, NC residents were born outside of the country (483 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Madison County, NC is composed of 20.1k White Alone residents (93.9%), 532 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.49%), 394 Black or African American Alone residents (1.85%), 171 Two or More Races residents (0.801%), 123 Asian Alone residents (0.576%), 64 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.3%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0468%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Madison County, NC was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Madison County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Madison County, NC residents was 44.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

483 people

2.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

488 people

As of 2017, 2.26% of Madison County, NC residents (483 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Madison County, NC was 2.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Madison County, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Madison County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, NC was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Madison County, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.1k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    532 ± 122

  3. Black or African American Alone

    394 ± 22

In 2017, there were 37.7 times more White Alone residents (20.1k people) in Madison County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 532 Hispanic or Latino and 394 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Madison County, NC as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    501 ± 143

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    231 ± 106

  3. Korea

    147 ± 62

Madison County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2017, universities in Madison County, NC awarded 232 degrees. The student population of Madison County, NC is skewed towards women, with 568 male students and 709 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Madison County, NC are White (162 and 72.6%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 17.5%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 4.93%), and Unknown (4 and 1.79%).

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 (44 and 19%), Social Work (32 and 13.8%), and General Biological Sciences (19 and 8.19%).

The median tuition costs in Madison County, NC are $28,236 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 19 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Madison County, NC was General Biological Sciences with 19 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Madison County, NC according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

232 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,236

Median Private

In 2017, the Madison County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mars Hill University with 232 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

109

Degrees Awarded to Men

123

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 109 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Madison County, NC, which is 0.886 times less than the 123 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Madison County, NC by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    162 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Madison County, NC were to White students. These 162 degrees mean that there were 4.15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison County, NC was $172,200 in 2017, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,500 to $172,200, a 5.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, NC is 74.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Madison County, NC have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Madison County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$172,200

2017 Median

± $10,548

$162,500

2016 Median

± $6,244

In 2017, the median property value in Madison County, NC grew to to $172,200 from the previous year's value of $162,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Madison County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Madison County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$40,563

Median Household Income

± $2,334

8.35k

Number of Households

± 588

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.35k households in Madison County, NC grew to $40,563 from the previous year's value of $40,408.

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 $60k - $75k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Madison County, NC 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

74.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.6% of the housing units in Madison County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Madison County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, NC have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.85% of the workforce in Madison County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Madison County, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Madison County, NC was Drove Alone (77.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.69%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart