Madison is a city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States, along the 45th parallel. The population was 1,551 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lac qui Parle County. It proclaims itself to be the “lutefisk capital of the USA.”
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km), all of it land.
U.S. Highway 75 and Minnesota State Highway 40 are two of the main routes in the city.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,551 people, 736 households, and 404 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,477.1 inhabitants per square mile (570.3/km). There were 873 housing units at an average density of 831.4 per square mile (321.0/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 736 households of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.1% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.68.
The median age in the city was 54.6 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 35.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,768 people, 789 households, and 462 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,737.6 people per square mile (669.2/km²). There were 882 housing units at an average density of 866.9 per square mile (333.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.06% African American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.06% of the population.
There were 789 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the city, the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 35.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,102, and the median income for a family was $38,008. Males had a median income of $27,903 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,435. About 3.7% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
Madison Minnesota neighborhoods include: Lake Washington, Madison Lake, Mad Lake, Tomahawk