Madison, NC

Madison, situated in Rockingham County, is a small town made up of 3.3 square miles.

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Madison was established in 1818. The town was named in honor of President James Madison.  


The median resident age in Madison is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $30,000 making it about $18,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Madison is about $107,000 (2015) which is 53,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Madison is 58% White, 37% Black, 4% Two or more races, and 1% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 15% are divorced, 4% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 26% that have never been married.

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Rockingham County

Madison belongs to Rockingham County in the northern part of North Carolina. The County, which during the Civil War produced rifles for the Confederate army, is a part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area, has a population of 93,650, while its county seat, Wentworth, has a population of 2,800. The county's largest city, Eden, has a population of 15,500.

Rockingham County borders Stokes, Caswell, Pittsylvania (VA), Guilford, Forsyth, and Henry (VA) counties.

Rockingham County is made up of 573 square miles. 566 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Madison, NC is about 2,200. The population has been slowly decreasing since the 1980s.


The elevation of Madison, NC is 600 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Madison, NC is 27025.

Area Code

The area code for Madison, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Madison and Rockingham County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 38% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Madison is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Sales, production, and maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Rockingham Update is the primary newspaper that covers the Rockingham County area.


High School
Golden Dragon
Middle School
Homes for Sale
Pine Hall Brick
Flynn Furniture
Police Department
Budget Inn

Town of Madison NC
Madison on City Data
Madison on Wikipedia
Chamber of Commerce