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Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,536.[1] The county seat and largest city is Rexburg.[2] Madison County is part of the Rexburg, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Idaho
Idaho
Falls-Rexburg-Blackfoot, ID Combined Statistical Area.

Contents

1 History 2 Government and politics 3 Geography

3.1 Adjacent counties 3.2 Major highways 3.3 National protected area

4 Demographics

4.1 2000 census 4.2 2010 census

5 Communities

5.1 Cities 5.2 Unincorporated communities

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The area was originally settled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Before February 1913, the county was part of neighboring Fremont County. The newly established county was named for American president James Madison.[3] BYU-Idaho, formerly Ricks College (named after early local LDS settler Thomas Edwin Ricks) is located here. Madison County was declared a national disaster area after the Teton Dam
Teton Dam
flood of June 5, 1976. Government and politics[edit]

Previous Presidential Elections Results[4]

Year Republican Democratic Third Parties

2016 57.0% 8,941 7.7% 1,201 35.4% 5,546

2012 93.3% 13,445 5.8% 832 0.9% 135

2008 85.2% 11,131 12.5% 1,627 2.3% 300

2004 91.9% 10,693 7.1% 826 1.0% 118

2000 88.5% 7,941 9.1% 816 2.4% 213

1996 73.8% 5,706 15.7% 1,216 10.4% 806

1992 59.1% 4,591 9.6% 741 31.3% 2,431

1988 84.9% 6,197 13.8% 1,009 1.3% 96

1984 92.9% 6,798 6.6% 483 0.5% 38

1980 88.4% 6,555 9.8% 728 1.8% 131

1976 72.4% 4,190 22.8% 1,320 4.8% 279

1972 69.1% 3,606 13.6% 710 17.3% 900

1968 67.7% 2,971 20.6% 904 11.7% 513

1964 51.9% 2,101 48.1% 1,949

1960 58.6% 2,374 41.4% 1,678

1956 64.1% 2,538 35.9% 1,423

1952 67.1% 2,756 32.8% 1,348 0.1% 2

1948 43.9% 1,602 55.5% 2,024 0.6% 21

1944 44.2% 1,527 55.7% 1,927 0.1% 4

1940 42.4% 1,632 57.6% 2,218 0.0% 1

1936 31.0% 1,114 68.4% 2,455 0.6% 23

1932 37.3% 1,272 62.0% 2,112 0.7% 23

1928 57.6% 1,670 42.3% 1,228 0.1% 2

1924 53.8% 1,417 23.4% 615 22.8% 601

1920 65.8% 1,883 34.2% 979

1916 44.9% 1,132 54.3% 1,371 0.8% 21

Similar to other Idaho
Idaho
counties, an elected three-member county commission heads the county government. Other elected officials include clerk, treasurer, sheriff, assessor, coroner, and prosecutor.[5] With a strongly conservative and Mormon population, Madison County is one of the most staunchly Republican counties in the United States. Since 1968 no Republican presidential candidate has failed to carry the county with less than 56 percent of the vote. In that same period Republican presidential candidates polled more than 90 percent of the county's vote on three occasions, Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
in 1984,[6] George W. Bush in 2004,[7] and Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
in 2012.[8] John McCain
John McCain
came close to this level in 2008, drawing 85 percent of the vote.[9] At the state level Madison County is located in Legislative District 34,[10] which currently has an all-Republican delegation in the Idaho Legislature.[11] Geography[edit] According to the U.S. Census
Census
Bureau, the county has a total area of 473 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 469 square miles (1,210 km2) is land and 4.0 square miles (10 km2) (0.8%) is water.[12] It is the third-smallest county in Idaho
Idaho
by area. Adjacent counties[edit]

Fremont County - north Teton County - east Bonneville County - south Jefferson County - west

Major highways[edit]

US 20 SH-33

National protected area[edit]

Targhee National Forest
Targhee National Forest
(part)

Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1920 9,167

1930 8,316

−9.3%

1940 9,186

10.5%

1950 9,156

−0.3%

1960 9,417

2.9%

1970 13,452

42.8%

1980 19,480

44.8%

1990 23,674

21.5%

2000 27,467

16.0%

2010 37,536

36.7%

Est. 2016 39,048 [13] 4.0%

U.S. Decennial Census[14] 1790-1960[15] 1900-1990[16] 1990-2000[17] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit] As of the census[18] of 2000, there were 27,467 people, 7,129 households, and 4,854 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 7,630 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.50% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 2.23% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 3.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.6% were of English, 10.7% German, 10.2% American and 5.3% Danish ancestry according to Census
Census
2000. There were 7,129 households out of which 39.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 12.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.70. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 39.90% from 18 to 24, 16.00% from 25 to 44, 11.90% from 45 to 64, and 6.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 90.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,607, and the median income for a family was $40,880. Males had a median income of $29,299 versus $18,628 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,956. About 10.10% of families and 30.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over. 2010 census[edit] As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census, there were 37,536 people, 10,611 households, and 7,887 families residing in the county.[19] The population density was 80.0 inhabitants per square mile (30.9/km2). There were 11,280 housing units at an average density of 24.0 per square mile (9.3/km2).[20] The racial makeup of the county was 93.9% white, 0.9% Asian, 0.5% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 2.8% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.9% of the population.[19] In terms of ancestry, 35.9% were English, 14.8% were German, 6.0% were Danish, 5.7% were American, and 5.4% were Irish.[21] Of the 10,611 households, 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.7% were non-families, and 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 3.42. The median age was 22.6 years.[19] The median income for a household in the county was $35,461 and the median income for a family was $41,117. Males had a median income of $38,398 versus $22,440 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,735. About 21.4% of families and 32.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.[22] Communities[edit] Cities[edit]

Rexburg Sugar City

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Archer Burton Thornton

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Madison County, Idaho

References[edit]

^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2014.  ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.  ^ Idaho.gov - Madison County Archived 2009-08-15 at the Wayback Machine. - accessed 2009-05-31 ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-04.  ^ Welcome to Madison County, Idaho ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections ^ Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections ^ Idaho
Idaho
Legislative District Map Archived 2011-11-17 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Idaho
Idaho
Legislative Districts Archived 2008-11-10 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States
United States
Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.  ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.  ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.  ^ "Historical Census
Census
Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 1, 2014.  ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.  ^ " Census
Census
2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.  ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States
United States
Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.  ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.  ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.  ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States
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Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 

External links[edit]

County website

Places adjacent to Madison County, Idaho

Fremont County

Jefferson County

Madison County, Idaho

Teton County

Bonneville County

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Municipalities and communities of Madison County, Idaho, United States

County seat: Rexburg

Cities

Rexburg Sugar City

Unincorporated communities

Archer Burton

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