Madison County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Canton and the largest city is Ridgeland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.madison-co.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 101,688 and the 2010 census population was 95,203. The land area is 714.51 square miles and there are 133.2 persons per square mile.
57.8% of the population is White, 38.5% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 89.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 45.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $201,200, there are 36,342 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,170, the median household income is $59,904, and 12.7% of the persons in Madison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 11,036. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,268,437, and sales per capita were $14,172. The percentage of black-owned firms is 17.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.7%.
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