Madison is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,005. The town, although once larger, is now completely surrounded by the much larger City of Madison.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.3 km˛ (3.6 mi˛). 8.1 km˛ (3.1 mi˛) of it is land and 1.2 km˛ (0.5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 12.81% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,005 people, 3,152 households, and 1,241 families residing in the town. The population density is 864.1/km˛ (2,238.0/mi˛). There are 3,466 housing units at an average density of 427.5/km˛ (1,107.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 62.01% White, 15.53% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 4.68% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 11.91% from other races, and 4.94% from two or more races. 20.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,152 households out of which 20.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.7% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 60.6% are non-families. 41.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 3.03.
In the town the population is spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 22.7% from 18 to 24, 38.9% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 119.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 121.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $29,766, and the median income for a family is $37,518. Males have a median income of $27,130 versus $22,401 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,738. 23.8% of the population and 20.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 35.2% of those under the age of 18 and 5.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.