Madison is a city in Madison County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,061 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 3,195. It is the county seat of Madison County.
Madison City Hall
Location in Madison County and the state of Florida
Madison is located at 30°28′N 83°25′W (30.466,-83.415).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (1.94%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,061 people, 1,227 households, and 764 families residing in the city. Thepopulation density was 1,209.7 people per square mile (467.1/km²). There were 1,395 housing units at an average density of 551.3 per square mile (212.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 35.74% White, 62.43% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.
There were 1,227 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 27.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $17,656, and the median income for a family was $22,988. Males had a median income of $24,101 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,041. About 37.0% of families and 39.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.2% of those under age 18 and 28.9% of those age 65 or over.
Madison has the city manager-council form of government. City commissioners are elected from districts and serve for four years. The commission appoints the city manager and city clerk; a mayor-commissioner serves a one year term. The City of Madison has a 14 officer police department, and a 9 firefighter fire department.
The 2008-2009 millage rate is 6.0484. The General Fund Budget is $ 7,344,592. Emphasis is placed on public safety, primarily expanding the Fire Department full-time personnel to implement a 24/48 hour, 3 shift coverage. In addition, the city plans to address abandoned and rundown property issues.