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Madison County, Nebraska
Madison County Courthouse (Nebraska) 2
Madison County courthouse in Madison
Map of Nebraska highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1867
Seat Madison
Largest city Norfolk
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
573 sq mi (1,484 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.43%
 - (2000)
 - Density

62/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2010, the population was 34,876.[1] Its county seat is Madison[2].

Madison County is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Madison County is represented by the prefix 7 (the county had the seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,489 km²), of which, 573 square miles (1,483 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

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Madison County
Population by decade

1870 - 1,133
1880 - 5,589
1890 - 13,669
1900 - 16,976
1910 - 19,101
1920 - 22,511
1930 - 26,037
1940 - 24,269
1950 - 24,338
1960 - 25,145
1970 - 27,402
1980 - 31,382
1990 - 32,655
2000 - 35,226
2010 - 34,876

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 35,226 people, 13,436 households, and 8,894 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 14,432 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.35% White, 0.94% Black or African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.06% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 8.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,436 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,807, and the median income for a family was $45,073. Males had a median income of $30,631 versus $21,343 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,804. About 7.50% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 11.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 41°55′N 97°36′W / 41.92, -97.60


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  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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