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Welcome to Madison ...

The city of Madison is located in Lake County<1> and is the County Seat for Lake County.

The location of Madison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Madison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Madisonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Madison has a population of 7,270 people<4> (see below for details).

Madison was established in 1880.

The community of Madison is 1,660 feet [506 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Madison is within the (605) area code.

Websites for Madison ...

Official Website:   www.cityofmadisonsd.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.madison.sd.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Madison had an population of 7,270 people. This is an increase of 12.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Madison had a population of 6,474 people (or 57.8% of the total population of Lake County). This makes Madison the county's most populous community.

The population of Madison represents 0.8% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,474 people, the population of Madison decreased 1.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,540 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Madison.

Communities Also Named Madison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Madison - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Madison.

Communities near Madison ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Madison.

  • Colton [Minnehaha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colton
    • Colton [Minnehaha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<7>
  • Huntimer [Minnehaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntimer
    • Huntimer [Minnehaha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2014: 590 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntimer
  • Colman [Moody County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colman
    • Colman [Moody County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 579 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colman<7>
  • Franklin [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2014: 333 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ramona [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramona
      • Ramona [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramona<7>
    • Rutland [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutland<7>
    • Wentworth [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
      • Wentworth [Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wentworth<7>
    • Winfred [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfred
      • Winfred [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfred<7>
    • Sinai [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinai have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinai
      • Sinai [Brookings County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinai
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinai<7>
    • Oldham [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Kingsbury County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldham<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Madison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Madison.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Madison. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Madison.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Madison. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Madison.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Madison ...

Looking for more information about Madison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Madison, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Madison.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Lake County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison: www.cityofmadisonsd.com/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Madison refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Madison may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Madison.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Madison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Madison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0083, Longitude: -97.1078       In this case, the coordinates for Madison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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