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Madison, South Dakota

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The location of Madison

Welcome to Madison ...

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

The location of Madison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Madison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Madisonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Madison has a population of 7,322 people<3> (see below for details).

Madison was established in 1880.

The community of Madison is 1,660 feet [506 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Madison: (605)

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 6,540 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Madison had an population of 7,322 people. This is an increase of 13.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.96% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Madison ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Colman   [Map]   585   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Colton   [Map]   676   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Franklin   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huntimer   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oldham   [Map]   122   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Ramona   [Map]   205   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Madison. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Madison. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Madison:

Websites for Madison ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Madison.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Madison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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