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Madison County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 5, 1811
Seat Danielsville
Largest city Comer
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

285.57 sq mi (740 km²)
283.88 sq mi (735 km²)
1.69 sq mi (4 km²), .59%
 - (2005)
 - Density

91/sq mi (35/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 5, 1811. As of 2000, the population was 25,730. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 28,012.[1] The county seat is Danielsville.[2]

Madison County is included in the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Major highwaysEdit


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 285.57 square miles (739.6 km2), of which 283.88 square miles (735.2 km2) (or 99.41%) is land and 1.69 square miles (4.4 km2) (or 0.59%) is water.[3]

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 25,730 people, 9,800 households, and 7,330 families residing in the county. The population density was 91 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 10,520 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.01% White, 8.46% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 1.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,800 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,347, and the median income for a family was $42,189. Males had a median income of $31,324 versus $22,426 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,998. About 9.20% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.


The citizens of Madison County are represented by an elected six member board of commissioners. Each commissioner represents one of five districts plus a chairman of the board.

Board of Commissioners

  • Anthony Dove, Chairman
  • Stanley Thomas, District 1
  • John Pethel Sr, District 2
  • Mike Youngblood, District 3
  • Dewitt Bond, District 4
  • Bruce Scogin, District 5

Cities and towns


  • The Learning Train Pre-School (private), Colbert
  • Hull-Sanford Elementary School
  • Ila Elementary School
  • Comer Elementary School
  • Danielsville Elementary School
  • Colbert Elementary School
  • Madison County Middle School (MCMS), Home of the Mighty Mustangs
  • Madison County High School (MCHS), Home of the Red Raiders

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°08′N 83°13′W / 34.13, -83.21

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