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Time Zone: Madison County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Huntsville is the Seat for Madison County.

Madison County was founded in 1808.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Madison had a population of 327,744 people. This is an increase of 18.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 276,700 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Madison represented 6.22% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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

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
2000276,700The Last Census

More information can be found on the Madison County Census Page for Madison County.


Below are some of the communities located in Madison County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Madison County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Madison   39,87529,32935.96% increase  
New Hope   2,8452,53912.05% increase  
Owens' Cross Roads   1,7301,12453.9% increase  
Gurley   8778760.11% increase  
Triana   5024589.61% increase  

Websites for Madison County

Official Website:   www.co.madison.al.us/

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

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