Madison

The town offers outstanding beaches, woodlands, and residential neighborhoods.

Welcome to Madison

In Yankee Magazine (2012) listed "Best Beach Towns," Madison, Connecticut, the only state entry. In addition to its outstanding beaches, the town also offers woodlands and residential neighborhoods. Its charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown appeals to many tastes and interests, offering an award-winning bookstore, art cinema, tea emporium, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants, clothing and gift boutiques. The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library and a large town green anchor the downtown. Visitors have a choice of a waterfront luxury hotel or several bed and breakfast establishments within walking distance of downtown and beaches. Madison is a combination of small-town charm and urban sophistication create a compelling community in which to live or visit.

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This area, formerly part of Guilford and known as East Guilford, was first settled about 1650 on land bought from the Nehantic and Mohegan Indians in 1641. With the population increasing, settlers here sought separate parishes. The Society of East Guilford was incorporated in 1707 and the Society in North Madison, called North Bristol, in 1753.
 
The Town of Madison, named for President James Madison, was incorporated in 1826.

This was once a center for fishing, shipping, shipbuilding, farming, and crayon manufacturing. Famous people born here include Thomas Chittenden, first Governor of Vermont; philanthropist Daniel Hand; artist Gilbert Munger; and Cornelius Scranton Bushnell the chief sponsor of the Civil War ironclad warship USS Monitor.
 
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Overview for Madison, CT

17,742 people live in Madison, where the median age is 50.8 and the average individual income is $71,493. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,742

Total Population

50.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$71,493

Average individual Income

Around Madison, CT

There's plenty to do around Madison, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

4
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
27
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Shoreline Vine, Cole’s Farm and Greenhouses, and The Greenery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.35 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.01 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Madison, CT

Madison has 6,719 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Madison do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,742 people call Madison home. The population density is 490.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,742

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

50.8

Median Age

48.96 / 51.04%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,719

Total Households

2.61

Average Household Size

$71,493

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Madison, CT

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Madison. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
J. Milton Jeffrey Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
4/5
Daniel Hand High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Mercy School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Dr. Robert H. Brown Intermediate School
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
No rating available
Kathleen H. Ryerson Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
5/5
Walter C. Polson Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
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