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

The community of Winterset is the Seat for Madison County.

Madison County was founded January 13, 1846 and was created by taking area from PolkCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Madison had a population of 15,409 people. This is an increase of 9.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,019 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Madison represented 0.48% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 59th most populous county (out of 99 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
201015,679+11.84%+1.75% since 2009
200915,409+9.92%-0.29% since 2008
200815,454+10.24%+0.72% since 2007
200014,019The 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)
Winterset   4,8304,7681.3% increase  
Earlham   1,3231,2981.93% increase  
Saint Charles   68561910.66% increase  
Truro   47542711.24% increase  
East Peru   1421537.19% decrease  

Websites for Madison County

Official Website:   www.madisoncoia.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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