Madison, Indiana

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Madison is a city in Jefferson County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 12,004 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Jefferson County.[3] In 2006, the majority of Madison's downtown area was designated one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in the United States—133 blocks of the downtown area is known as the Madison Historic District. On August 25, 2006, a blaze severely damaged two historic downtown buildings, the Madison Elks Lodge and a former city hall building that was occupied by an insurance company.[4]



Madison is located at 38°45′0″N 85°23′43″W / 38.75°N 85.39528°W / 38.75; -85.39528 (38.750089, -85.395394)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.9 square miles (23.0 km²), of which, 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (3.72%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,004 people, 5,092 households, and 3,085 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,402.9 people per square mile (541.4/km²). There were 5,597 housing units at an average density of 654.1/sq mi (252.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.61% White, 2.43% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race are 1.36%, Indian Americans are 0.12%. The immigrants from India and China brought Hinduism and Buddhism to Madison, Indiana.

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