Madison, South Dakota
|City of Madison|
|Motto: Discover The Unexpected|
|Lake County and the state of South Dakota|
|• Mayor||Gene Hexom|
|• Total||4.61 sq mi (11.94 km2)|
|• Land||4.61 sq mi (11.94 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,677 ft (511 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||6,809|
|• Density||1,404.3/sq mi (542.2/km2)|
|• Metro density||632/sq mi (244.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1256295|
Madison is located at (44.007734, -97.114738).
Madison is located between Lake Herman and Lake Madison.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,474 people, 2,627 households, and 1,449 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,404.3 inhabitants per square mile (542.2 /km2). There were 2,848 housing units at an average density of 617.8 per square mile (238.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 2,627 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.8% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.93.
The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 18.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,540 people, 2,589 households, and 1,491 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,529.4 people per square mile (590.0/km²). There were 2,706 housing units at an average density of 632.8 per square mile (244.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.16% White, 0.24% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.
There were 2,589 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 21.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $30,434, and the median income for a family was $39,745. Males had a median income of $28,408 versus $20,965 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,767. About 6.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
Madison was home to one of the largest and most recognized Chautauquas, located on the northern shores of Lake Madison, between 1891 and until the mid-1930s.
Madison is also home to the historic Madison Area Arts Council, which is oldest active arts council in the State of South Dakota. This council has its roots in the Madison Music Players, which was formed in 1948. On June 17, 1964, the Community College Arts Association first met, and the council was officially incorporated on September 19, 1967. In August 1992, the Community College Arts Council was renamed the Madison Area Arts Council. The Madison Area Arts Council has had several locations, most notably 'The Old Firehouse Gallery', and is currently headquartered at 'The BrickHouse Community Arts Center', located at 106 SE 2nd St, in Madison.
- Karl E Mundt Former four-term US Senator
- Mary Hart Long-time host of Entertainment Tonight
- Jessica Fjerstad Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2002 and Miss South Dakota USA 2005
- Richard Barrett Lowe 29th Governor of American Samoa (1953–1956) and 8th Governor of Guam (1956–1959)
- Charles McCallister Water polo player who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
- Gene Vidal Athlete and aviator, father of Gore Vidal
- Donald James Porter, was a United States Federal Judge
- Harry A. Keegan, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Jerry Schemmel, Radio Voice of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies
- Jeff Schemmel, First South Dakotan to run a sub-four minute mile. 5 time Big 8 Track Champion
|AM radio stations|
|1390 AM||KJAM||Dakota's Best||Classic Hits||Three Eagles Communications||Madison|
|FM radio stations|
|Frequency||Call sign||Name||Format||Owner||City of license|
|103.1 FM||KJAM-FM||Jammin' Country||Country||Three Eagles Communications||Madison|
Madison's high school (Bulldogs) gymnastic program won the state gymnastics meet 16 times in a row from 1994-2010. That is a national record. The Madison basketball team won the state title two years in a row from 2009-2010 and again in 2013. The Bulldogs football team rode an 11-0 season to the 11A state championship game in 2013 where they lost 28-21to West Central on a touchdown pass with 19 seconds to go in the game.
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- "Profile for Madison, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
- City of Madison government website
- Madison Chamber of Commerce
- Dakota State University
- Madison Area Arts Council
- Madison Daily Leader - local newspaper