Madison, Alabama

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Madison, Alabama
Location in Madison County and the state of Alabama
Location in Madison County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°42′54″N 86°44′23″W / 34.71500°N 86.73972°W / 34.71500; -86.73972
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountiesMadison, Limestone
Area
 • Total23.3 sq mi (60.2 km2)
 • Land23.2 sq mi (60 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
705 ft (215 m)
Population
(2006)[1]
 • Total36,824
 • Density1,258.8/sq mi (611.69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
35757-35758
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-45784
GNIS feature ID0122191

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 is close to the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, a major US army installation. Redstone Arsenal expanded in the 2000s when it took over the work of other Army installations that closed. 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 | change 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. Retrieved June 28, 2007. Check date values in: |date= (help)