Madison County is located in southwestern Illinois. The County Seat is Edwardsville and the largest city is Granite City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.madison.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 266,560 and the 2010 census population was 269,328. The land area is 715.58 square miles and there are 376.3 persons per square mile.
88.8% of the population is White, 8.1% is Black or African American, 3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 90.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $124,600, there are 107,238 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,407, the median household income is $53,633, and 14% of the persons in Madison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 18,588. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,104,222, and sales per capita were $11,622. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.9%.
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