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Please contact City Hall to learn more about how you can locate your current business or start a new venture in Madison.


Starting a New Business?

If you want to start a new business in the City of Madison, we are here to help make it as easy as possible. This section of our site generally deals with businesses within existing structures such as shopping centers, office buildings, and homes.

The following links are the information you may need when considering locating a business in Madison.


Madison Demographics

Madison is a suburb of Jackson with a population of 27,747. Madison is in Madison County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Madison offers residents a rural feel; most residents own their homes. Many families live in Madison, and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Madison are highly rated.

Population: 27,747
14th largest city in the state
Median Age: 40.6
Poverty Rate: 3.34%
Median Household Income: $139,275
Median Rental Cost: $1,549/month
Median Property Value: $261,900
Employed Population: 13,158
– White: 82.54%
– Black/African American: 10.73%
– Asian: 4.96%
– 2+ races: .95%
– Other: 0.52%
– Native American: 0.30%
– Bilingual: 8.7%


Permits & Licenses

We welcome your interest in developing property in Madison. The links below will take you to the appropriate page of our website dealing with the type of construction relevant to your project. Madison is a city that prides itself on its high-quality building design and construction. Of course, there are many levels and types of construction, and the best place to start is with a phone call to the Building & Permits Department at (601)856-6336.

  • Community Development – The best place to start if you are considering developing a new building or vacant property
  • Building & Permits – If you are considering occupying an existing building or are interested in renovating an existing building, start here
  • Public Works – If your project requires the installation or relocation of city-owned utilities