Madison, Minnesota

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Madison is a city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,768 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lac qui Parle County[3]. It proclaims itself to be the "lutefisk capital of the world."[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 75 and Minnesota State Highway 40 are two of the main routes in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,768 people, 789 households, and 462 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,737.6 people per square mile (669.2/km²). There were 882 housing units at an average density of 866.9/sq mi (333.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.06% African American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.06% of the population.

There were 789 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 35.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,102, and the median income for a family was $38,008. Males had a median income of $27,903 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,435. About 3.7% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Movies filmed wholly or partially in Madison

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