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Madison County, Virginia
Seal of Madison County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1792
Seat Madison
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

, 0.11%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 12,520. Its county seat is Madison6.


Madison County was established in December 1792. The county is named for the Madison family that owned land along the Rapidan River. President James Madison is a descendant of that family.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 833 km² (322 mi²). 832 km² (321 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.11%) is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,520 people, 4,739 households, and 3,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/mi²). There were 5,239 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.71% White, 11.41% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,739 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males. There are more cows in Madison County than people.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,856, and the median income for a family was $44,857. Males had a median income of $30,805 versus $24,384 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,636. About 6.90% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.


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Coordinates: 38°25′N 78°17′W / 38.41, -78.28

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