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Madison Apartments
Last updated April 21 2024 at 11:01 PM

Madison, WI
109 Apartments for Rent

Madison Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 259,680
Population Density: 3,273.1 people/sq mile
Median Age: 32
Percentage of Family Households: 42%
Median Annual Income: $67,270 / year
Median Rent: $1,227 / month

What locals are saying

If you’re moving to Madison, you better like the Badgers, and by “like” we mean “love in a way that eclipses all previous poetry, verse and song devoted to the subject.” That kind of love. It’s the first—and only truly important—step to understanding and becoming a native of the hockey-happy college town that celebrates the best of living in the Midwest: beer, cheese, brats, lakes, homegrown activistism and apartment guides (okay, maybe apartment guides aren’t particularly Midwestern). Let the fun begin!

Taking an approach that borders on being almost too nice, Madtown’s rental scene (stocked with an abundance of affordable houses, apartments and shared living spaces for the college set) is run by agents—not apartment brokers—that operate with a focus on quality service

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Madison Demographics


How diverse is Madison?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Madison is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Madison are White (70.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (8.3%), Asian (8.1%), Black Or African American (7.3%), Two Or More (5%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Madison residents?

The median age in Madison is 32 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Madison?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Madison is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Madison are White (70.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (8.3%), Asian (8.1%), Black Or African American (7.3%), Two Or More (5%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Madison residents?

The median age in Madison is 32 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Madison Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Madison is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Madison is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Madison is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Madison


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Van Hise Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
408 Students
9 Reviews
408
Students
9 Reviews
7 /10
Crestwood Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
344 Students
7 Reviews
344
Students
7 Reviews
7 /10
Lowell Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
348 Students
3 Reviews
348
Students
3 Reviews

Middle Schools

6 /10
Cherokee Heights Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
524 Students
5 Reviews
524
Students
5 Reviews
5 /10
James Wright Middle School
Charter
6-8
Charter
6-8
250 Students
3 Reviews
250
Students
3 Reviews
5 /10
Hamilton Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
792 Students
1 Reviews
792
Students
1 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
Memorial High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,944 Students
7 Reviews
1,944
Students
7 Reviews
7 /10
West High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,232 Students
6 Reviews
2,232
Students
6 Reviews
6 /10
East High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,637 Students
4 Reviews
1,637
Students
4 Reviews

What Renters Say about Madison


Apartment List has released the results for Madison from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Madison renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."
81%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
74%
Social Life
73%
Pet Friendliness
67%
Safety and Crime Rate
66%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
66%
Commute Time
62%
Public Transit
57%
Quality of Schools
43%
Weather
35%
Dating
33%
State and Local Taxes
31%
Affordability
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Average rent in Madison, Wisconsin

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Madison is $1,547, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,797. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Madison, WI


Searching for an apartment for rent in Madison, WI? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 109 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Madison. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Madison is $1,253 for a studio, $1,547 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,797 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Madison apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Madison, WI apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Madison?

In Madison, the average rent is $1,253 for a studio, $1,547 for a 1-bedroom, $1,797 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,119 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Madison, check out our monthly Madison Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Madison?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Madison by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Madison?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Madison apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Madison?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Madison.

How can I find off-campus housing in Madison?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Madison. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Wisconsin Colleges, Edgewood College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Herzing University-Madison, and Beloit College.