General Information

Population

With a population of almost 6,500 people, an available and skilled workforce, and a business-friendly atmosphere, Madison offers a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are surrounded by five lakes, two state parks, two golf courses, offer recreational activities and a warm community spirit. In addition, we have an excellent school system, a nationally recognized university, a Community Center for personal and family wellness, a top-notch clinic and hospital, acquatic center and many more quality of life opportunities.

Year Community County State
1980 6,210 10,724 690,768
1990 6,257 10,568 697,101
2000 6,540 11,245 755,694
2007 6,319 11,372 796,214
2010 6,474 11,200 814,180
2012 6,809 11,771 833,354
Source: 2012 stats from US Census & SD Dept of Labor and Regulation, updated October 2014.

 

Current Population of Lake County, SD by Select Age Group

0-1718-3435-5455-6465+
2,3982,6192,7861,8412,127
Source: 2012 stats from US Census & SD Dept of Labor and Regulation, updated October 2014.

 

Municipal Services

Type of Local Government:Mayor/City Commission
Police Force:11
Fire Dept. Personnel:1 full-time; 28 volunteers
Fire Insurance Rating:Class 6
City Zoning Ordinance:Yes
County Zoning Ordinance:Yes
Percentage of Paved Streets:90%
 

Location

Distance in miles to the nearest metro areas.

City Freight in miles Days by Freight
Minneapolis 240 1
Chicago 599 1
Denver 685 2
Kansas City 417 1
Winnipeg, MB 441 1

 

Climate

Average winter temperature: 14 degrees
Average summer temperature: 75 degrees
Average annual precipitation: 24 inches
Average annual snowfall: 40 inches
Average annual number of sunny or partly sunny days: 208
Average elevation: 1,670

Recent News

  • Teamwork, partnership define LAIC’s 2014

  • FirstLine Funding earns Growth & Achievement Award from LAIC

  • County "Beacon" GIS ready in April

  • South Dakota Real Wage First of its kind

  • USDA Awards Loans and Grants to Support Rural Economic Development in South Dakota

  • Theatre owner, customers pleased with improvements

  • New Website: South Dakota Small Business Development Center

  • City purchases equipment for 2015 electric grid upgrades