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.
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.