Madison County, Florida

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Madison County, Florida
Seal of Madison County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of USA FL
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded 26 December 1827
Seat Madison
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

716 sq mi (1,854 km²)

24 sq mi (62 km²), 3.35%
 - (2000)
 - Density

26/sq mi (10/km²)

Madison County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 18,733. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 19,902 [1]. Its county seat is Madison. 6. Madison County is one of Florida's five dry counties.

History Edit

Madison County was created in 1827. It was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America, who served from 1809 to 1817.

The small hamlet of Greenville in Madison County was the childhood home of rhythm and blues giant Ray Charles.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,854 km² (716 sq mi). 1,792 km² (692 sq mi) of it is land and 62 km² (24 sq mi) of it (3.35%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,733 people, 6,629 households, and 4,680 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 7,836 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 57.49% White, 40.30% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 3.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,629 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 17.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,533, and the median income for a family was $31,753. Males had a median income of $25,255 versus $19,607 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,511. About 18.90% of families and 23.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.10% of those under age 18 and 22.50% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities Edit


  1. Town of Greenville
  2. Town of Lee
  3. City of Madison

External linksEdit

Government links/Constitutional officesEdit

Special districts Edit

Judicial branchEdit

Tourism links Edit

Miscellaneous links Edit

  • Madison Collection Approximately 1,000 photographs of Madison County area people, industries, and agriculture. From the State Library & Archives of Florida.
  • North Florida Community CollegeLocated in Madison, Florida, NFCC is a comprehensive public community college serving six north Fla. counties.
  • Senior Citizens Council of Madison County, Florida The Senior Citizens Council of Madison County Florida provides services for seniors and the elderly throughout Madison County, including : Transportation, Meals on Wheels, Case Management, Respite and more.

Coordinates: 30°27′N 83°28′W / 30.45, -83.47

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