About Madison, Wisconsin
Madison is the county seat of Dane County and the capital city of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 269,840, making it the second most populated city in Wisconsin after Milwaukee and the 80th-largest in the U.S. The city forms the core of the Madison Metropolitan Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties for a population of 680,796. Madison is named for American Founding Father and President James Madison. The city is located on the traditional land of the Ho-Chunk, and the Madison area is known as Dejope, meaning “four lakes,” or Taychopera, meaning “land of the four lakes,” in the Ho-Chunk language.
As of 2021, Madison is the fastest-growing city in Wisconsin. Madison’s economy features a large and growing technology sector. The Madison area is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, American Family Insurance, Exact Sciences, Promega, American Girl, Sub-Zero, Lands’ End, Spectrum Brands, a regional office for Google, and the University Research Park, as well as many biotechnology and health systems startups.
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