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The 2000 Census showed that Madison County had a population of 74,674 people. This represented 2.63% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Madison had a population of 93,097 people. This is an increase of 24.67% 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
201095,203+27.49%+2.26% since 2009
200993,097+24.67%+1.75% since 2008
200891,494+22.52%+2.22% since 2007
200789,505+19.86%+2.58% since 2006
200687,251+16.84%+3.37% since 2005
200584,406+13.03%+2.96% since 2004
200481,976+9.78%+2.75% since 2003
200379,780+6.84%+2.29% since 2002
200277,994+4.45%+1.92% since 2001
200176,526+2.48%+2.48% since 2000
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200074,674The Last Census

Madison County had 28,781 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Madison County has a total area<3> of 741 square miles [1,921 km²]. Of this total, 717 square miles [1,857 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.35%) being water (24.86 square miles [64.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Madison County had a population density of 104.1 people per square mile [40.21 people/km²], making it the state's 10th most densely populated county (out of 82 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 Mississippi.

Click here for the Madison County QuickFact (QF-28089).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
MadisonQF-284452021,93814,69249.32%
RidgelandQF-286252021,69020,1737.52%
CantonQF-281110012,57212,911-2.63%

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
AttalaQF-28007   NE19,75519,6610.48%
HindsQF-28049   SW247,631250,800-1.26%
HolmesQF-28051   N20,29021,609-6.1%
LeakeQF-28079   E23,13220,94010.47%
RankinQF-28121   S143,124115,32724.1%
ScottQF-28123   E29,34128,4233.23%
YazooQF-28163   NW27,98128,149-0.6%

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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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