Madison Population as a Percent of Jefferson County Indiana

After looking over the new Cenus data and making population charts for the website, I wanted to dig a little deeper. How much of Jefferson County’s population is contained within the city of Madison? Has this changed over time? What does this trend tell us about our future as a community. The following chart will answer some of these questions.

Madison and Jefferson County Population

Census County City
1850 23916 8012 33.5%
1860 25036 8130 32.5%
1870 29741 10709 36.0%
1880 25977 8945 34.4%
1890 24507 8936 36.5%
1900 22913 7835 34.2%
1910 20483 6934 33.9%
1920 20709 6711 32.4%
1930 19182 6530 34.0%
1940 19912 6923 34.8%
1950 21613 7506 34.7%
1960 24061 10488 43.6%
1970 27006 13081 48.4%
1980 30419 12472 41.0%
1990 29797 12006 40.3%
2000 31705 12004 37.9%
2010 32428 11967 36.9%

As you can see, the percent has held steady for most of Madison’s history. The average is 36.7% and very close to the most recent figure.

The most dominate Madison was in the period from 1960-1990 when the percent was over 40% and crested at 48.4% in 1970. Part of this growth spur was the annexation and development of the North Madison.

The current trend suggests the outlying county areas will continue to grow relative to the consolidated city of Madison.