Madison, Mississippi gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year.
The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Madison averages 0 inches of snow per year.
The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Madison.
The US average is 205 sunny days.
Average weather temperatures in Madison:
Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Not only is Madison the Safest City (www.safewise.com) in Mississippi but also one of the safest in the Southeast.
Madison has ranked “Safest City in Mississippi” for the past three consecutive years (2019-2021). We have the lowest combined rates of violent and property crime in the state.
In 2020, there were 0 murder, rape, or robbery cases in Madison.
In 2002, the Madison Police Department became CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for
Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.) accredited, which certifies every 3 years.
In November of 2021, the Police Department received its Seventh accreditation, this being a Certificate of Advanced Accreditation which certifies every 4 years.
The Madison Police Department is also accredited with the State of Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
Mississippi is tax-friendly when it comes to retirees. In addition to low tax rates in general, retirees living in Mississippi do not have to pay any state income tax on qualified retirement income. They also gain an additional bonus exemption on property taxes upon reaching the age of 65.
Property and automobiles are both subject to ad valorem taxes – meaning that the tax is assessed in relationship to the value of the property.
Persons 65 years of age and older or persons who are disables receive a bonus – these persons are exempt from ad valorem taxes up to $75,000 of the market value on homestead property. Any valueover $75,000 is taxed as other property.