Madison, North Carolina

Madison is a town located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. At the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 2,246. It was home to the corporate headquarters of Remington Arms until 2020, when the company was made defunct by bankruptcy proceedings. It is still home to Marlin Firearms, which was an asset of Remington now owned by Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Madison, North Carolina
Downtown Madison
Downtown Madison
Official seal of Madison, North Carolina
"Bridging the past with the future!"
Location of Madison, North Carolina
Location of Madison, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°23′13″N 79°58′9″W / 36.38694°N 79.96917°W / 36.38694; -79.96917Coordinates: 36°23′13″N 79°58′9″W / 36.38694°N 79.96917°W / 36.38694; -79.96917
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • MayorDavid Myers Col. USMCRet
 • Total3.56 sq mi (9.21 km2)
 • Land3.54 sq mi (9.17 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
600 ft (183 m)
 • Total2,246
 • Estimate 
 • Density597.74/sq mi (230.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-40560[3]
GNIS feature ID0989222[4]


In 1940 artist Jean Watson painted the mural, Early Summer in North Carolina, in the town's post office as a project commissioned by the Works Progress Administration.

War Memorial Clock Tower

The Academy Street Historic District, The Boxwoods, Cross Rock Rapid Sluice, Fewell-Reynolds House, Gravel Shoals Sluice, Jacob's Creek Landing, Mayo River Sluice, Roberson's Fish Trap Shoal Sluice, Alfred Moore Scales Law Office, and Slink Shoal Sluice and Wing Dams are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5] The Boxley House,[6][7] in downtown Madison, is the oldest standing structure in the town.


Preschools: Western Rockingham Preschool/Daycare.

Elementary Schools: Dillard Elementary School, New Vision Elementary School, Huntsville Elementary School.

Middle School: Western Rockingham Middle School.

High School (in Mayodan, NC): Dalton L. McMichael High School.


Madison is located at 36°23'13" North, 79°58'9" West (36.386818, -79.969276).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) of it is land and 0.30% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,116[2]−5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

At the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,262 people, 972 households, and 626 families in the town. The population density was 686.5 people per square mile (265.5/km2). There were 1,056 housing units at an average density of 320.5 per square mile (123.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.32% White, 1.54% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 972 households 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.5% of households were one person and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.92.

The age distribution was 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median household income was $38,955 and the median family income was $36,429. Males had a median income of $32,109 and females $21,379. The per capita income for the town was $19,494. 10.5% of the population and 8.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.5% of those under the age of 18 and 2.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Notable peopleEdit

Notable natives and residents of Madison include:


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Dexter, Joe (2017-01-26). "Historic Boxley house up for sale | News". Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  7. ^ Spear, Susie C. "After falling in love with The Boxley, couple has reopened historic antebellum home in Madison as event venue". Greensboro News and Record. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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