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Madison, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Madison had a population of 16,168 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Madison is located at latitude 40.758 and longitude -74.4178 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Madison (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The Borough of Madison (GNIS ID: 885287) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Madison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Madison: Battle Hill, Bottle Hill, South Hanover.

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Madison, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 16,168
Population in Households 14,425
Population in Familes 11,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,743
Population Density1 3,845
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 5,585
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 3,761
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,553 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,032 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $679,013
Average Home Value $756,656


Median Household Income $98,561
Average Household Income $149,565
Per Capita Income $53,546
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.36%
Households 0.34% 0.35%
Families 0.43% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Madison, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 64 88th
Population Density1 # 166 70th
Diversity Index2 # 253 54th
Median Household Income # 138 75th
Per Capita Income # 82 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.