Latest Data (2017)
Population 255,214
Nationwide Rank 82

Quick Facts

Madison, Wisconsin is the 82nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Madison, Wisconsin is a city.

Madison, Wisconsin is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Madison had its largest population ever.

Madison, Wisconsin is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 61% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Madison, Wisconsin Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
72 Orlando, Florida 280,257 43.9%
73 Irvine, California 277,453 89.1%
74 Toledo, Ohio 276,491 -11.8%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 270,753 12.8%
76 Chula Vista, California 270,471 54.0%
77 Durham, North Carolina 267,743 41.7%
78 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,904 4.7%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 263,255 5.8%
80 Laredo, Texas 260,654 45.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 258,612 -11.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 255,214 21.4%
83 Lubbock, Texas 253,888 26.7%
84 Chandler, Arizona 253,458 41.1%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 249,950 22.3%
86 Reno, Nevada 248,853 35.2%
87 Glendale, Arizona 246,709 11.2%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 244,703 4.4%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 244,605 20.9%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 242,975 105.9%
91 Gilbert, Arizona 242,354 106.5%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 240,397 20.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 255,214 82
2016 252,551 82
2015 248,951 84
2014 245,691 83
2013 243,344 83
2012 240,323 82
2011 237,226 82
2010 233,209 82
2009 235,419 81
2008 231,840 82
2007 228,776 83
2006 225,765 82
2005 223,440 82
2004 221,513 83
2003 218,777 82
2002 216,478 82
2001 213,017 84
2000 210,070 84
1990 190,816 85
1980 170,616 84
1970 173,258 77
1960 126,706 97