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The 2000 Census showed that Madison County had a population of 276,700 people. This represented 6.22% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Madison had a population of 327,744 people. This is an increase of 18.45% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010334,811+21%+2.16% since 2009
2009327,744+18.45%+2.13% since 2008
2008320,914+15.98%+2.27% since 2007
2007313,796+13.41%+2.04% since 2006
2006307,509+11.13%+2.41% since 2005
2005300,272+8.52%+1.85% since 2004
2004294,814+6.55%+1.39% since 2003
2003290,763+5.08%+1.65% since 2002
2002286,037+3.37%+1.7% since 2001
2001281,264+1.65%+1.65% since 2000
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2000276,700The Last Census

Madison County had 120,288 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Madison County has a total area<3> of 812 square miles [2,105 km²]. Of this total, 804 square miles [2,084 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.98%) being water (7.93 square miles [20.53 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Madison County had a population density of 343.8 people per square mile [132.7 people/km²], making it the state's 2nd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Madison County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Madison and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Madison County QuickFact (QF-01089).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Madison County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
MadisonQF-014578439,87529,32935.96%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
JacksonQF-01071   E52,83853,926-2.02%
LimestoneQF-01083   W78,57265,67619.64%
MarshallQF-01095   SE90,39982,2319.93%
MorganQF-01103   SW117,293111,0645.61%
Franklin (TN)QF-47051   NE41,31039,2705.19%
Lincoln (TN)QF-47103   N33,37431,3406.49%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Madison. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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