Madison, Alabama

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Madison, Alabama
City
Location in Madison County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°42′54″N 86°44′23″W / 34.715°N 86.73972°W / 34.715; -86.73972Coordinates: 34°42′54″N 86°44′23″W / 34.715°N 86.73972°W / 34.715; -86.73972
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Madison, Limestone
Area
 • Total 23.3 sq mi (60.2 km2)
 • Land 23.2 sq mi (60 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 36,824
 • Density 1,258.8/sq mi (611.69/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 35757-35758
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-45784
GNIS feature ID 0122191

Madison is a city in Limestone and Madison counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 36,824.

Madison, AL is very close to Redstone Arsenal, AL, a major US army installation. Redstone Arsenal is growing in importance to the region due to expansion mandated by BRAC. Personnel from other military installations across the country will be moving to Redstone in 2009 - 2011. Estimates are that as many as 15,000 new families will arrive in North Alabama due to this expansion. Madison is one of the fastest growing communities in Alabama. The region's economy is also supported by NASA (the Marshall Space Flight Center), and major defense contractors.

Madison is served by a good public school system and by numerous private schools. Some of the accredited private schools are Madison Academy, Westminster Christian Academy, Randolph School, and Faith Christian Academy.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (CSV). 2007 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 28 2007. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2006-04-01.csv. Retrieved June 28, 2007.