Madison County is located in south-central Iowa. The County Seat is Winterset and the largest city is Winterset. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.madisoncoia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,609 and the 2010 census population was 15,679. The land area is 561.01 square miles and there are 27.9 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 94.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $160,700, there are 6,092 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,685, the median household income is $57,581, and 8.9% of the persons in Madison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,304. Retail sales (in $1000) were $80,594, and sales per capita were $5,253. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.5%.
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