• Live & Work in Madison, Indiana!

  • Live & Work in Madison

  • We may be a little biased, but we love living and working in Madison, Indiana. With a population of just over twelve thousand people in the City of Madison and thirty thousand people in Jefferson County, we are one of America's Best Communities.

    Need more relocation information? We'll send it to you! Contact us here.

    Check out our Community Guide.

    If you are ever in need of public transportation, contact the shared ride service Catch-A-Ride through Lifetime Resources at 812.432.5215.


  • Employment

    Job availability in Madison is on the rise and already higher than the US average. For available jobs, please visit our job board or contact an employment services agency

    During the summer, the city also hires local youth for summer activities through the Parks Department (812.265.8308) and Department of Public Works.

  • Events & Festivals

    Madison is full of local events! Check our event calendar to see the upcoming events and check out the visitor's page for a full list of our yearly festivals.

    Soup Stew Chili & Brew, organized by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, is one of many annual festivals in the area. It is the only festival on Main Street! This fun, fall festival features delicious food, wine, beer, live music, children's activities, and shopping in the downtown historic district. Admission to the festival is free. We hope to see you on the second Saturday in October!


  • Recreation

    Connect with local sports and recreation businesses and parks!

    > Madison 5K and 10K Run / Walk Events

    > Bicentennial Park at Vaughn Drive and West Street

    > Broadway Fountain on Broadway Street between Main St. and Third St.

    > Clifty Fall State Park at 2221 Clifty Drive

    > Crystal Beach Swimming Pool on Vaughn Drive

    > Heritage Trail of Madison on Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street

    > Madison Ramp and Dock on Vaughn Drive (100-foot dock with pump-out station open May-Sept. Ramp open year-round)

    > Rivercrest Marina at 1200 West Second Street

    > Riverfront Dog Park on Vaughn Drive

    > Rockin' Thunder Jet Boat Rides at the base of West Street on Vaughn Drive


  • Health Care & Wellness

    The Madison, Indiana area community cares about the health and wellness of its citizens. We have a variety of care options available like the new King's Daughters' Health facility and state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment Center. 

    > Hospitals & Clinics

    > Dentistry

    > Chiropractic Care

    > Mental Health

    > Mobility & Special Needs Services

    > Pharmacies

    > See all Health & Wellness 

  • Relocate to Madison

  • We know that relocating to a new area can be an overwhelming process. That's why we are here to help connect you to the resources you need! 

    The cost of living is very reasonable, with Madison at 13% below the average US cost. The average household income is $52,500 and the median home price is $113,800 (source). Most people love living here so much that they even retire here too! If you're looking for a place to live, contact our local real estate agencies. And don't forget to set up your utilities and internet!

    If you are looking for a job, check out our job board, as well as the Madison Courier's job board. The average worker in Madison has a commute time of about 20 minutes. 92.66% of Madison residents travel by car to work, 2.23% walk or bike, and 3.21% work from home. Job availability in Madison is on the rise and already higher than the US average. The unemployment rate in Madison is only 5.1% (source). 

    But, wait! What is there to do once you're living here? How do you meet anyone? You're in luck - you moved to a city that is full of local events, volunteer opportunities, and vibrant people.

    Throughout the year, there are many festivals and concerts posted to our event calendar. The local library also hosts events for families, plus it's a great spot to check out books, movies, and music. If you are looking for community-based organizations for you (or your family) to get involved with, click here

    For the active/outdoorsy part of you, head to the Heritage Trail, Clifty State Park, or one of our indoor sports and fitness areas. For the cultured part of you that is seeking artistic entertainment, check out this list. We enjoy pretty temperate weather - receiving about 45 inches of rain per year and 15 inches of snow.

    If you're under 40, consider joining the Madison Young Professionals. They welcome any young professional who has an interest in networking, professional development, community engagement, and fun! 

    The average household size is 2.4 people. 30.90% of people are married, with children. 17.33% have children, but are single (source). 45.11% of the people in Madison, Indiana are religious, meaning 23.9% affiliate as Baptists, 7.71% as Catholics, 4.36& as Methodist, and 4.61% as other Christians (source). If you're looking for a place to worship, this list has you covered.


     COST OF LIVING Madison, Indiana United States
      Overall   87 100
      Grocery   93.3 100
      Health   98 100
      Housing   67 100
      Utilities   90 100
      Transportation   99 100