Madison, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Madison, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Madison had a population of 16,361 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Madison, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,361
Population in Households 14,684
Population in Familes 12,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,677
Population Density2 3,802
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $130,081
Average Household Income $183,612
Per Capita Income $66,381


Total Housing Units 5,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,550 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,082 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 339 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $685,044
Average Home Value $793,986


Total Households 5,632
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,773
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.6%
Households 0.32% 0.57%
Families 0.31% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

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, 2018 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 # 68 88th
Population Density # 172 69th
Diversity Index # 255 53rd
Median Household Income # 68 88th
Per Capita Income # 65 88th

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