Madison tops list as best city in Mississippi

Madison tops list as best city in Mississippi


Madison the City has been ranked as the best city in Mississippi to live in and one of the best cities in America by USA Today. 

USA Today published an article last week listing the best city in all 50 states and Madison was selected as the highlight of Mississippi. 

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler said the city accepts the honor with great pride. 

“Our city flourishes with an array of opportunities that cater to people of all generations,” Hawkins-Butler said. “Nurturing neighborhoods emit a delightful, family-friendly ambiance, complemented by a renowned education system and an unwavering dedication to public safety and welfare. Madison is a testament to the accomplishments that can be achieved when a community unites.”  

As of 2023, Madison has a population of 25,473 people and a 7.1 percent population change in a five-year period. 

The city also has a $243,500 median home value, and the average median household income sits around $100,978. 

USA Today describes Madison as a “relatively wealthy community” that offers many activities to its residents, including an archery range, baseball and soccer fields, walking trails, batting cages, and an outdoor learning center. 

Hawkins-Butler said Madison is a city that prayer is building and that the city is looking to build upon its successes and forge an even brighter future for the cherished community. 

“Offering a variety of opportunities for people of different generations, Madison proudly holds the title of a Certified Retirement Community, only 1 of 12 in the state of Mississippi,” Hawkins-Butler said. “Our two beautiful parks guarantee tranquility and the vibrant Farmers Market ensures an opportunity for our entrepreneurs. Additionally, Swing into Summer and Movies on Main add an enchanting touch to our city-sponsored events. With a calendar full of activities, retirees can enjoy a fulfilling and engaging lifestyle without a dull moment.”

She said that with grit and commitment, Madison continually strives for excellence and works tirelessly to enhance the city, and everyone involved is dedicated to making Madison an even more remarkable place to call home, as we work towards an even brighter future.

“Madison is the best place to live in Mississippi, and in my opinion, in the country as well,” she added. 

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