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The 2000 Census showed that Madison County had a population of 11,800 people. This represented 0.21% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 81st most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Madison had a population of 12,341 people. This is an increase of 4.58% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201012,226+3.61%-0.93% since 2009
200912,341+4.58%-0.48% since 2008
200812,400+5.08%+0.78% since 2007
200712,304+4.27%+1.64% since 2006
200612,105+2.58%+1.04% since 2005
200511,980+1.53%+0.61% since 2004
200411,907+0.91%+0.93% since 2003
200211,839+0.33%+0.25% since 2001
200011,800The Last Census

Madison County had 5,656 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Madison County has a total area<3> of 497.6 square miles [1,288 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.87 square miles [2.25 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Madison County had a population density of 23.76 people per square mile [9.17 people/km²], making it the state's 70th most densely populated county (out of 115 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 Missouri.

Click here for the Madison County QuickFact (QF-29123).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BollingerQF-29017   SE11,84112,029-1.56%
Cape GirardeauQF-29031   E73,95768,6937.66%
IronQF-29093   W9,94310,697-7.05%
PerryQF-29157   NE18,84718,1323.94%
Saint FrancoisQF-29187   NW63,88455,64114.81%
WayneQF-29223   S12,39213,259-6.54%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Madison County

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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