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

The community of Edwardsville is the Seat for Madison County.

Madison County was founded in 1812. Madison was created by taking area from Saint Clair and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Madison had a population of 268,457 people. This is an increase of 3.67% since the last Census (which gave a population of 258,941 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Madison represented 2.08% of the total population of Illinois, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 102 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
2010269,282+3.99%+0.31% since 2009
2009268,457+3.67%+0.23% since 2008
2008267,839+3.44%+0.27% since 2007
2000258,941The 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)
Granite City   30,69531,3011.94% decrease  
Alton   29,26430,4964.04% decrease  
Collinsville   26,01624,7075.3% increase  
Edwardsville   24,47521,49113.88% increase  
Godfrey   17,61916,2868.18% increase  

Websites for Madison County

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

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<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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