Madison County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Marshall and the largest city is Marshall . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.madisoncountync.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,157 and the 2010 census population was 20,774. The land area is 449.57 square miles and there are 46.2 persons per square mile.
96.1% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 80.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $161,700, there are 8,207 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,902, the median household income is $38,598, and 17.3% of the persons in Madison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,214. Retail sales (in $1000) were $76,045, and sales per capita were $3,757.
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