Madison, West Virginia

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Madison is a city in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,677 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Boone County[3].

Madison was first established as Boone Court House. It was burned during the American Civil War and was then incorporated in 1906 and named for Colonel William Madison Peyton, a pioneer coal operator, who was a leader in the movement which resulted in the formation of Boone County. Madison is the "Gateway to the Coalfields."



Madison is located at 38°3′43″N 81°49′6″W / 38.06194°N 81.81833°W / 38.06194; -81.81833 (38.061816, -81.818216)[4]. The Little Coal River is formed at Madison by the confluence of its Spruce Fork and its Pond Fork.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,677 people, 1,191 households, and 783 families residing in the city. The population density was 479.1 people per square mile (184.9/km²). There were 1,319 housing units at an average density of 236.1/sq mi (91.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.81% White, 4.18% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 1,191 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.79.

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