Madison Fun Facts
Sample list of tourist attractions in Madison:
- Overture Center for the Arts
- Memorial Union
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Henry Vilas Zoo
- Camp Randall Stadium
- Kohl Center
- East Towne Mall
- Alliant Energy Center
- West Towne Mall
- Chazen Museum of Art
- Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum
- Art Fair on the Square
There were 101,820 addresses in Madison in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Madison is located in Wisconsin, United States of America.
Many of the over 175 Madison buildings designed by the architectural firm of Claude and Starck are still standing, including Breese Stevens Field, Doty School (now converted to condominiums), and many private residences.
There were 89,267 households in Madison in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In 2005, Madison was included in Gregory A Kompes' book, 50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live.
Sample list of films shot in Madison:
- Public Enemies ( starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis, Channing Tatum as Pretty Boy Floyd )
Sample list of famous events happened in Madison:
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
- Sterling Hall bombing
- Wisconsin Film Festival
Madison is located in the center of Dane County in south-central Wisconsin, 77 miles (124 km) west of Milwaukee and 122 miles (196 km) northwest of Chicago.
There were about 688 foreclosures in Madison in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
There were about 49,270 mortgages in Madison in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
List of airports near Madison:
- Dane County Regional Airport
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Madison:
- Paul Soglin ( Current Mayor, from 19 Apr 2011 )
- Paul Soglin ( Mayor, from 1989 to 1997 )
- Paul Soglin ( Mayor, from 1973 to 1979 )
The unemployment rate of Madison was 3.93% in the year 2008.
List of sports teams from Madison:
- Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball ( Basketball )
- Wisconsin Badgers women's volleyball ( Volleyball )
- Madison Mallards ( Baseball )
Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport, which serves more than 100 commercial flights on an average day, and nearly 1.6 million passengers annually.
The largest employer in Madison is the Wisconsin state government, excluding employees of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics employees, although both groups of workers are state employees.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Madison:
- John P. Farley ( Comedian and Actor )
- Ayanna Porter ( Singer and Musician )
- Kevin Farley ( Actor, Singer, Film Director, Production Designer, Dancer and Stand-up comedian )
- Nick Kiriazis ( Actor )
- Bill Foster ( Physicist, Politician and Businessperson )
- Sandra Nelson ( Actor )
- Tyne Daly ( Actor and Voice Actor )
- Leigh Zimmerman ( Actor, Singer and Dancer )
- Hendrik Wade Bode ( Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Engineer and Electrical engineer )
- Robert M. La Follette, Jr. ( Politician )
- Jessica Nelson North ( Writer and Novelist )
- Phil Hellmuth ( Professional Poker Player and Actor )
- Alice Sebold ( Writer, Novelist and Author )
- August Herman Pfund ( Physicist )
- Tammy Baldwin ( Politician and Lawyer )
- Chris Noth ( Actor, Businessperson, Film Producer, Voice Actor and Restaurateur )
- Gena Rowlands ( Actor )
- Andrea Anders ( Actor )
- Bradley Whitford ( Actor, Television producer and Screenwriter )
- John Bardeen ( Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, Engineer and Electrical engineer )
- Chris Farley ( Comedian, Actor and Stunt Performer )
- Matthew Fox ( Theologian and Priest )
- Philip La Follette ( Lawyer )
- Richard Lamm
- Casey Cramer ( American football player )
- Jim Bakken ( American football player )
- Stu Voigt
- Bob Bruer ( American football player )
- Tyrone Braxton ( American football player )
- Paul Gruber ( American football player )
- Eric Heiden ( Speed Skater and Professional Road Racing Cyclist )
- Beth Heiden ( Speed Skater and Professional Road Racing Cyclist )
- Jim Montgomery ( Swimmer )
- Amy B. Showers
- Jay Eck
- James Wright ( Historian )
- Brad Winchester
- Rick Neuheisel ( American football player, American Football coach, Lawyer and Coach )
- Ryan Suter ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
- Jack Skille ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
- Phil Kessel ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
- Adam Burish ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
- Alexander Brooks
- Kevin Dean
- Fran Ulmer
- Paul Waymouth Wiecki
- Emily Waymouth Wiecki
- Reece Gaines ( Basketball player )
- Rob Marshall ( Film Director, Choreographer, Theatre Director and Film Producer )
- Fred Risser ( Legislator )
Population of Madison was 236,901 in the year 2011.
Sample list of newspapers published in Madison:
- Madison Northside News
- Wisconsin State Journal
- The A.V. Club
- The Capital Times
- The Daily Cardinal
- The Badger Herald
- The Mendota Beacon
- Madison Press Connection
- The Onion
Madison's geo-coordinates are 43.0667° N, 89.4° W.
Madison was named the number one college sports town by Sports Illustrated in 2003.
Madison is in the Central Time Zone.
In the wake of continued controversy and an effort in the state legislature to simply abolish the town, an agreement was reached in 2003 to provide for the incorporation of the remaining portions of the Town into the City of Madison and the City of Fitchburg by October 30, 2022.
Madison is about 219.37 square kilometers with a population of 236,901 in the year 2011.
Madison was incorporated as a village in 1846, with a population of 626.
Madison's official website is http://www.cityofmadison.com/