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Time Zone: Madison County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Marshall is the Seat for Madison County.

Madison County was founded in 1851. Madison was created by taking area from Buncombe and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Madison had a population of 20,442 people. This is an increase of 4.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 19,635 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Madison represented 0.24% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 81st most populous county (out of 100 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
201020,764+5.75%+1.58% since 2009
200920,442+4.11%+0.35% since 2008
200820,370+3.74%+0.63% since 2007
200019,635The 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)
Mars Hill   1,7981,7641.93% increase  
Marshall   8288401.43% decrease  
Hot Springs   6356451.55% decrease  

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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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