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Living In Madison, NJ

Madison is a town in New Jersey with a population of slightly more than 16,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will find a surplus of opportunities, as they make up a higher percentage of the population here (17%) than nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 38, is younger than most cities in New Jersey. Home ownership is more common than renting in Madison, and 28% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs may be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,583 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.

Madison has an average commute time of about 32 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 34% of residents, while public transit is used by just 5% of the city. Few commuters (3%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Madison has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 17% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 22% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are four primary industries in Madison: education, scientific, finance, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of about $132K, Madison workers take home more than the average New Jersey resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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