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All the data newcomers need to know

Quick information about the isthmus city

Census Population: 233,209 (2010)
Average Single-Family Home Value, 2016: $254,593 (2017 expected rise: 5-6 percent)
Property Tax Rate: 2.4 percent of assessed value (Madison Metropolitan School District)
Retail Sales Tax: 5.5 percent
Median Gross Rent: $939/month
Median household income: $54,896
More Info: cityofmadison.com/data
 
Employment
Mean Hourly Wage: $24.44 (May 2016)
Mean Annual Wage: $50,830 (May 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 3.0 percent
 
Climate in Madison
Average High and Low in January: 28/10
Average High and Low in July: 83/60
 
Transportation
Mean travel time to work: 21 minutes
Air: Dane County Regional Airport
Public Transportation: Metro Transit provides more than 60 routes throughout the city of Madison. 
 
Education
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is the home of Bucky Badger and more than 43,000 undergraduates on a 936-acre campus. As an internationally ranked research institution, UW brings in thousands of international students to participate in the Wisconsin Idea. Edgewood College welcomes over 2,500 students to its private liberal arts setting that overlooks the shores of Lake Wingra on the near west side. In small-set classrooms with around 11 students per faculty member, students are able to thoroughly engage in the classroom with both faculty and peers. 
 
Utility Providers
Alliant Energy serves approximately 950,000 electric customers and 410,000 natural gas customers. Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) provides natural gas and electric service in south-central and western Wisconsin.  
 
Sources: cityofmadison.com, census.gov, revenue.wi.gov, bls.gov, weather.com
 

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