Madison, North Carolina

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Madison, North Carolina
Downtown Madison
Downtown Madison
Official seal of Madison, North Carolina
"Bridging the past with the future!"
Location of Madison, North Carolina
Location of Madison, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°23′13″N 79°58′9″W / 36.38694°N 79.96917°W / 36.38694; -79.96917Coordinates: 36°23′13″N 79°58′9″W / 36.38694°N 79.96917°W / 36.38694; -79.96917
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • MayorDavid Myers Col. USMCRet
 • Total3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Land3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
600 ft (183 m)
 • Total2,246
 • Estimate 
 • Density680/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-40560[2]
GNIS feature ID0989222[3]

Madison is a town located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. At the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 2,246. It is home to the corporate headquarters of Remington Arms.


In 1940 artist Jean Watson painted the mural, Early Summer in North Carolina, in the town's post office as a project commissioned by the WPA.

The Academy Street Historic District, The Boxwoods, Cross Rock Rapid Sluice, Fewell-Reynolds House, Gravel Shoals Sluice, Jacob's Creek Landing, Mayo River Sluice, Roberson's Fish Trap Shoal Sluice, Alfred Moore Scales Law Office, and Slink Shoal Sluice and Wing Dams are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


Preschools: Western Rockingham Preschool/Daycare.

Elementary Schools: Dillard Elementary School, New Vision Elementary School, Huntsville Elementary School.

Middle School: Western Rockingham Middle School.

High School (in Mayodan, NC): Dalton L. McMichael High School.


Madison is located at 36°23'13" North, 79°58'9" West (36.386818, -79.969276).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) of it is land and 0.30% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,183[1]−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,262 people, 972 households, and 626 families residing in the town. The population density was 686.5 people per square mile (265.5/km²). There were 1,056 housing units at an average density of 320.5 per square mile (123.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.32% White, 1.54% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 972 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% are married couples living together, 15.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,955, and the median income for a family was $36,429. Males had a median income of $32,109 and females $21,379. The per capita income for the town was $19,494. 10.5% of the population and 8.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.5% of those under the age of 18 and 2.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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