Madison County is home to a diverse set of industries, from manufacturing and distribution to research & development, healthcare and retail. Some of the larger employers in the County are Stanley Electric US, Target (Distribution Center), Bon Ton (Distribution Center), Nissen Chemitec America, Restoration Hardware, Staples (Distribution Center), DB Schenker and Mars Petcare, Jefferson Industries, Battelle, and Keihin Thermal Technology America.

Employment by Industry

Manufacturing 25.8%
Construction 4%
Professional Services 9%
Financial 1.5%
Leisure & Hospitality 6.1%
Education & Healthcare 7.4%
Government 19%
Transportation & Utilities 13.2%
Retail 10.7%
Wholesale Trade 2.3
Other 1%


Our skilled and highly dedicated workforce can be found in Madison County or drawn from our surrounding communities. In addition to drawing from Madison County, businesses also draw workers from Clark, Union, Franklin, Pickaway, Greene and Champaign counties, to name a few.

Workforce Snapshot
Labor Force 21,100
Employed 20,400
Unemployed 700
Rate (October 2017) 3.4%






Workforce training and development is offered through Tolles Career Technical Center. Tolles offers customized training programs for businesses and aduilt education courses for individuals looking to develop new skills or enhance the skills they currently possess.

Our office also has strong relationships with Clark State Community College and Columbus State Community College; both schools provide workforce training programs for employers in Madison County.

The 11 county Columbus Region is home to over 2 million people and 63 colleges and universities with 20,000 graduates annually.  The Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University, Franklin University, Capital University, Columbus State are all within a half an hour drive from Madison County.  Clark State Community College and Wittenberg University in Springfield are also within a 30 minute drive from our county.

Madison County is also home to four public school districts: London, Jefferson, Jonathan Alder and Madison-Plains. St. Patrick School is a K-8 parochial school located in the City of London. Tolles Career Technical Center serves as the career tech school in Madison County. Some programs offered to high school students at Tolles is Health Science, Construction and Manufacturing, Agriculture and Environmental, Law and Public Safety and Arts & Communication.

Educational Attainment

  High    School +  Associate Degree + Bachelor Degree +
Madison County 87% 24.2% 17.1%
Columbus Region n/a 40.4% 33.2%
State of Ohio 88% 38.8% 30.6%


Madison County is in a favorable location within Ohio that includes a robust transportation system with easy multi-state access. In addition to being 18 miles from Columbus, Interstates 70 and 71 connect our businesses to additional major metropolitan markets. Other major highways in the county include U.S. Route 42, US Route 40 and State Routes 56, 38, 142 and 665.

Commute Times

City Drive Time
Columbus 20 mins
Cincinnati 1 hr. 20 mins
Cleveland 2 hrs. 30 mins
Chicago 5 hrs.
Dayton 45 mins
Indianapolis 2 hrs. 15 mins
Pittsburgh 3 hrs. 15 mins
Louisville 3 hrs.
St. Louis 5 hrs. 45 mins

A Norfolk Southern rail line runs through London, Ohio and Madison County.



If you're looking to rent or buy your next place to call home, consider Madison County. Historic, well maintained homes are available in all of our communities. In addition to our historic homes, new homes are being built in London and Plain City (see photo). Every community offers green space for children to play and for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Quick Facts

Housing Units 15,960
Homeownership Rate 70.3%
Mean Value Owner-Occupied Units $150,900
Mean Travel Time to Work 23 minutes

Lake Choctaw offers beautiful, high-end homes on a private lake and lodge just north of London.

Please browse our other communities for real estate listings:


Mt. Sterling
Plain City
West Jefferson
Madison County


Ohio Edison Contact: Tim Suter
Phone: 937-327-1230
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Natural Gas

Columbia Gas of Ohio Contact: Adam Sheeley
Phone: 614-460-5400 xt. 3042
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Utility Pipeline Ltd. Contact: Jimmy Fedevich
Phone: 330-498-9130
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Water and Sewer

City of London
Village of Mt. Sterling
Village of West Jefferson
Village of Plain City
Madison County



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