City of Madison, Neighborhood Indicators Project

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The Madison Neighborhood Indicators Project (NIP) is a tracking system designed to follow neighborhoods’ wellness over time. Data has been collected since 2008 and can be used to identify trends. The NIP aims to support better understanding of the changes within Madison neighborhoods. The use of the indicators along with local knowledge and other informational resources can help all Madison neighborhoods thrive.

Topics in the NIP, 2020 Edition

The NIP annually measures 56 variables organized within seven topics:

  • People and Place
  • Housing
  • Public Safety
  • Health
  • Education
  • Economy
  • Transportation

NIP Geographies

  • City of Madison
  • Plan Districts
  • Neighborhood Associations

For more information about neighborhood associations in Madison, please see the City of Madison Neighborhoods page.

Who Can Use the NIP?

The NIP can be used by anyone, including community-based organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, the business community, and governmental officials and staff.

Example Uses for the NIP

  • writing grants
  • comparing neighborhood wellness by specific indicators
  • comparing neighborhood changes over time
  • helping neighborhood organizations build capacity

Public Input

The current roster of indicators was developed with guidance from City and community leaders. Input from users continues to help us to refine and improve the data and tools. The NIP coordinators welcome your feedback! Please use our feedback form or contact us directly.

Data Privacy

Sensitive data items have been suppressed for some geographic areas to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information.

Website Privacy Policy

Please see the City of Madison privacy policy.


NIP data sets are provided by the UW Applied Population Laboratory (APL) for informational purposes. The Applied Population Laboratory expressly disclaims the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any data and shall not be liable for any errors, omissions or other defects in, delays or interruptions in such data, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Neither the APL nor any of its data providers will be liable for any damages relating to use of the data provided herein.


Plan Districts

Neighborhood Associations

VariablesPeople & PlaceHousingPublic SafetyHealthEducationEconomyTransportation

  • Land Area
  • Housing Units
  • Owner Occupied Homes
  • Total Population
  • Young Children – Age 0 to 4
  • Youth Population – Age 0 to 17
  • Senior Population – Age 65 and Over
  • White
  • Black or African American
  • Asian
  • Other Races or Multiracial
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Total Households
  • Family Households
  • Families with Children
  • Female Headed Families with Children


2020 Edition

1.8 mi

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Total Population (Census 2010)2020 Edition

Estimated total population. Read more

Crawford-Marlborough-Nakoma Neighborhood Association

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Total Population (Census 2010)
Location2020 EditionChange 2011-2020 Edition
City of Madison232,965389value increased
Crawford-Marlborough-Nakoma Neighborhood Association2,475N/A

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Why This Is Important

Population counts vary considerably across neighborhoods, so keeping those differences in mind is important when making comparisons between them. For instance, more populous areas are likely to have more community pride violations or crime incidents, but that does not mean the per capita rates of pride violations and crime are necessarily higher in those areas.

Did You Know?

Because the total population estimates are based on the 2010 Census, they may not fully reflect recent developments that have significantly increased the population in some areas. Population growth is most likely to have occurred in places where the number of dwelling units has increased significantly since 2010.

About the Data

APL estimates based on 2010 Census. Because these figures are derived from 2010 data, any changes over time are a result of boundary changes; they do not reflect actual changes in housing since 2010.

Data Source

0809101112131415161718192020 Edition

Census 2010 block data.

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Comparison Report for Selected Neighborhood Associations, 2020 Edition

City of MadisonCrawford-Marlborough-Nakoma NA
Madison Dwelling Units126,4791,091
Madison Subsidized Dwelling Units7,1420
Campus Dwelling Units6,9910
Median Year Built19771946
Property Foreclosures1202
Community Pride Violations1,2595
Owner Occupied Houses: Average Value$310,806$476,831
Owner Occupied Houses: Square Foot Value$164.70$218.60
Condos: Average Value$208,641$128,912.5
Condos: Square Foot Value$169.30$151.80
Non-Owner Occupied Houses: Average Value$334,156.6$475,787.5
Non-Owner Occupied Houses: Square Foot Value$165.50$213.00
Public Safety
Reported Police Incidents: Person Related1,1273
Reported Police Incidents: Property Related8,33946
Reported Police Incidents: Society Related6,9078
Verified Criminal Offenses: Person Related2,4745
Verified Criminal Offenses: Property Related10,81259
Verified Criminal Offenses: Society Related11,88220
EMS Service Calls19,269140
Fire Service Calls9,82959
Infant Health: Full Term Births90.8%suppressed
Prenatal Care: Adequate85.0%suppressed
Kindergarten ReadinessN/AN/A
Parent Education Level: No High School Diploma/G.E.D.6.7%suppressed
Parent Education Level: College Graduate53.1%suppressed
High Mobility Students4.7%suppressed
Economically Disadvantaged Students47.7%suppressed
Childcare Providers3017
Childcare Capacity12,108285
Childcare Enrollment4,11317
Median Household Income$65,332N/A
Family Households in Poverty3,062N/A
Basic Goods & Services (Pharmacies, Banking, Groceries)P,B,GB,G
Transit Stop Access75.0%59.0%
Available Transit Service10,380968
Households with Access to a Vehicle88.6%N/A
Pavement Condition6.76.3
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