Madison County, Missouri

Madison County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Madison County
state = Missouri

founded year = 1818
founded date =
seat wl = Fredericktown
largest city wl = Fredericktown
area_total_sq_mi = 498
area_total_km2 = 1289
area_land_sq_mi = 497
area_land_km2 = 1287
area_water_sq_mi = 1
area_water_km2 = 2
area percentage = 0.17%
census yr = 2000
pop = 11800
density_sq_mi = 24
density_km2 = 9
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = Former President of the United States James Madison

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 11,800. Its county seat is FredericktownGR|6. The county was organized in 1818 and named for President James Madison. Mining has been a key industry in this area with Madison County recorded as having the oldest lead mine west of the Mississippi River.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 498 square miles (1,289 km²), of which, 497 square miles (1,287 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*St. Francois County (north)
*Perry County (northeast)
*Bollinger County (east)
*Wayne County (south)
*Iron County (west)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 67
*Route 72


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,800 people, 4,711 households, and 3,330 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,656 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.30% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,711 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,601, and the median income for a family was $31,145. Males had a median income of $27,670 versus $15,909 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,215. About 12.80% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.60% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


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