Madison County, Indiana
|Madison County, Indiana|
Madison County Courthouse in Anderson
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
|Named for||James Madison|
|• Total||452.90 sq mi (1,173 km2)|
|• Land||451.92 sq mi (1,170 km2)|
|• Water||0.99 sq mi (3 km2), 0.22%|
|• Density||291/sq mi (112.41/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Footnotes: Indiana county number 48|
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 452.90 square miles (1,173.0 km2), of which 451.92 square miles (1,170.5 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.99 square miles (2.6 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.
- Grant County (north)
- Delaware County (east)
- Henry County (southeast)
- Hancock County (south)
- Hamilton County (west)
- Tipton County (northwest)
Cities and towns
- Interstate 69
- U.S. Route 36
- Indiana State Road 9
- Indiana State Road 13
- Indiana State Road 28
- Indiana State Road 32
- Indiana State Road 37
- Indiana State Road 38
- Indiana State Road 67
- Indiana State Road 109
- Indiana State Road 128
- Indiana State Road 132
- Indiana State Road 232
- Indiana State Road 236
- Central Indiana and Western Railroad
- CSX Transportation
- Indian Creek Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway
Climate and weather
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In recent years, average temperatures in Anderson have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 84 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −24 °F (−31 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 105 °F (41 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.09 inches (53 mm) in January to 4.28 inches (109 mm) in July.
County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four-year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.
Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four-year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.
Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.
County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county.
As of the census of 2000, there were 133,358 people, 53,052 households, and 36,234 families residing in the county. The population density was 295 people per square mile (114/km²). There were 56,939 housing units at an average density of 126 per square mile (49/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.90% White, 7.88% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.9% were of American, 20.2% German, 12.4% English and 8.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 53,052 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,925, and the median income for a family was $46,663. Males had a median income of $35,585 versus $23,719 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,090. About 7.00% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.
- "Madison County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- "Monthly Averages for Anderson, Indiana". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
- Indiana Code. "Title 36, Article 2, Section 3". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- Indiana Code. "Title 2, Article 10, Section 2". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- "Indiana Senate Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- "Indiana House Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Harden, Samuel. History of Madison County, Indiana, from 1820 to 1874: Giving a general review of principal events, statistical and historical items, derived from official sources.. Lewis Publishing Company (1874).
- The Madison County Council of Governments
- Madison County Sheriffs Department
- Madison County News
- Madison County Government Center
- List of Madison County Cemeteries
||Tipton County||Grant County|
|Hamilton County||Delaware County|
|Hancock County||Henry County|