Madison County (Tennessee)

The Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. In 2010, the County had 98 294 inhabitants and a population density of 68.1 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Jackson.


The County is located in west-central Tennessee and has an area of ​​1447 square kilometers, of which 4 square kilometers of water surface. At the Madison County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Madison County was formed on November 7, 1821 from Chickasaw country. It was named for James Madison (1751-1836), the fourth U.S. president ( 1809-1817 ).

About 15 km from Jackson are the Pinson Mounds, a group of grave mounds of the Woodland period.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Madison County 98 294 people in 37 020 households. The population density was 68.1 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 37 020 households lived statistically 2.56 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 61.0 percent white, 36.4 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 1.0 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.3 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 3.5 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

23.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 62.8 percent were between 18 and 64 and 13.5 percent were 65 years or older. 52.5 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 40,178. The per capita income was $ 22,948. 18.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Madison County


  • Jackson
  • Medon
  • Three Way

Unincorporated communities

  • Beech Bluff
  • Denmark
  • Mercer
  • Oakfield
  • Pinson
  • Spring Creek


The Madison County is divided into ten numbered districts: