Madison County, Indiana

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Madison County, Indiana
Madison County Courthouse in Anderson.jpg
Madison County Courthouse in Anderson
Map of Indiana highlighting Madison County
Location in the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Founded1823
Named forJames Madison
SeatAnderson
Largest cityAnderson
Area
 • Total452.90 sq mi (1,173 km2)
 • Land451.92 sq mi (1,170 km2)
 • Water0.99 sq mi (3 km2), 0.22%
Population
 • (2010)131,636
 • Density291.1/sq mi (112.41/km2)
Congressional district5th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.madisoncty.com
Footnotes: Indiana county number 48

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2015, the population was 129,723.[1] The county seat is Anderson.[2]

Madison County is included in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Madison County was formed in 1823. It was named for James Madison, co-author of The Federalist Papers and the fourth President of the United States (1809 to 1817).[3]

Geography[edit]

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.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Anderson from the air, looking west.

Unincorporated towns[edit]


Townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Climate and weather[edit]

Anderson, Indiana
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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.[5]

Government[edit]

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

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.[6][7]

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.[6][7]

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.[7]

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.[7]

Madison County is part of Indiana's 5th congressional district; Indiana Senate districts 20, 25 and 26;[8] and Indiana House of Representatives districts 35, 36 and 37.[9]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 59.5% 32,376 34.2% 18,595 6.3% 3,406
2012 51.0% 26,769 46.5% 24,407 2.5% 1,334
2008 46.0% 26,403 52.5% 30,152 1.6% 889
2004 59.3% 32,526 39.9% 21,882 0.8% 447
2000 53.5% 27,956 44.8% 23,403 1.6% 857
1996 43.1% 23,151 44.3% 23,772 12.7% 6,797
1992 39.8% 23,479 37.7% 22,276 22.5% 13,303
1988 57.0% 32,596 42.7% 24,443 0.4% 202
1984 61.9% 36,510 37.7% 22,254 0.4% 250
1980 57.3% 35,582 37.9% 23,554 4.8% 2,956
1976 51.6% 32,437 47.5% 29,811 0.9% 572
1972 64.9% 39,036 34.8% 20,921 0.3% 177
1968 48.4% 28,726 40.2% 23,886 11.4% 6,756
1964 41.9% 24,171 57.7% 33,325 0.4% 233
1960 52.3% 31,098 47.4% 28,154 0.3% 193
1956 54.2% 30,329 45.4% 25,408 0.4% 206
1952 52.8% 28,730 46.2% 25,125 1.0% 519
1948 43.0% 18,917 55.6% 24,439 1.4% 592
1944 46.1% 21,381 52.8% 24,488 1.1% 514
1940 45.9% 22,382 53.6% 26,111 0.5% 261
1936 37.4% 16,644 61.5% 27,347 1.1% 504
1932 44.9% 18,803 52.7% 22,069 2.4% 988
1928 64.5% 23,083 34.9% 12,496 0.7% 235
1924 57.6% 18,447 37.7% 12,061 4.7% 1,495
1920 49.8% 15,704 42.2% 13,325 8.0% 2,533
1916 42.0% 7,449 45.7% 8,106 12.4% 2,197
1912 11.2% 1,771 42.4% 6,676 46.4% 7,310[11]
1908 43.5% 7,481 48.2% 8,296 8.3% 1,427
1904 53.7% 9,697 37.0% 6,681 9.4% 1,696
1900 52.5% 9,891 44.0% 8,298 3.5% 661
1896 52.0% 8,388 47.0% 7,590 1.0% 164
1892 45.9% 5,387 48.9% 5,733 5.2% 615
1888 45.3% 3,436 51.7% 3,928 3.0% 228

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18302,238
18408,874296.5%
185012,37539.5%
186016,51833.5%
187022,77037.8%
188027,52720.9%
189036,48732.5%
190070,47093.1%
191065,224−7.4%
192069,1516.0%
193082,88819.9%
194088,5756.9%
1950103,91117.3%
1960125,81921.1%
1970138,45110.0%
1980139,3360.6%
1990130,669−6.2%
2000133,3582.1%
2010131,636−1.3%
Est. 2016129,296[12]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
1790-1960[14] 1900-1990[15]
1990-2000[16] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 131,636 people, 51,927 households, and 34,319 families residing in the county.[17] The population density was 291.3 inhabitants per square mile (112.5/km2). There were 59,068 housing units at an average density of 130.7 per square mile (50.5/km2).[4] The racial makeup of the county was 87.7% white, 8.3% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.2% of the population.[17] In terms of ancestry, 21.5% were German, 12.5% were American, 11.5% were Irish, and 10.4% were English.[18]

Of the 51,927 households, 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.9% were non-families, and 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 39.2 years.[17]

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $53,906. Males had a median income of $41,834 versus $31,743 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,722. About 11.2% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Madison County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 196.
  4. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Anderson, Indiana". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  6. ^ a b Indiana Code. "Title 36, Article 2, Section 3". IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  7. ^ a b c d Indiana Code. "Title 2, Article 10, Section 2" (PDF). IN.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  8. ^ "Indiana Senate Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  9. ^ "Indiana House Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  11. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 4,751 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 1,947 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 455 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 157 votes.
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  14. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  15. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  16. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  17. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  18. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  19. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.

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Coordinates: 40°10′N 85°43′W / 40.16°N 85.72°W / 40.16; -85.72