The city of Madison, Wisconsin has approximately 60,000 residents. The median age was 30.9 years and the population was split into four age groups: under-18s, 18 to 24-year-olds, and 25-to-44-year-olds. The remainder was 45 to 64-year-olds, and the remaining 9.6% were 65-and-over. The city's gender makeup was 50.2% male and 49.8% female. The Madison community is home to the headquarters of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, which has its headquarters here.
The climate of Madison is classified as a humid continental climate. The season is marked by large seasonal temperature fluctuations and variable weather patterns. The average temperature during the winter is well below freezing, and temperatures can fall as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit on up to 17 mornings per year. In the summer, high temperatures average in the lower 80s degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are warmer than winter, with higher humidity than either spring or fall. Although winters still receive significant rainfall, they are less extreme than summers.
The median household income in Madison City was $41,941 in 2000. One-third of the households were headed by married couples, and 35.1% of households had at least one female householder without a husband present. In addition, there were several mosques and synagogues in the city. Madison is home to the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is dedicated to maintaining a strict separation of church and state. The city's economy is largely driven by the state and tech industries.