About Us

Filling StationMadrid has a comfortable, small-town atmosphere that makes visitors and new residents feel welcome. We are especially proud of our high school sports teams, and the Madrid Tigers are well-known for football and track. Several annual city events bring residents together.

There are many opportunities to become involved in Madrid, from local church organizations to clubs, membership organizations, and the Madrid Action Committee (MAC), which promotes growth and development in Madrid.


Madrid, Iowa, is located just to the west of a direct line connecting Ames and Des Moines. Our population is about 2,360 (2009 U.S. Census estimate), which is large enough to support many local conveniences (gas stations, grocery, bowling, exercise opportunities) but small enough to have a wonderful small-town atmosphere.
Coal mine carved donkey

Madrid School

Madrid has an excellent community school system that includes a superb academics program, an outstanding athletics program, and a fine arts program. Both the high school and elementary schools are conveniently located right in town. The Madrid Tigers football team has been frequent contenders at the Uni-dome in Cedar Falls.

Madrid High SchoolTo learn more about Madrid, watch the video about our town.

For more information about the history of our town, visit our History page. You may also be interested in the Madrid Historical Society or Madrid’s Historical Museum.

Fun fact: our name is pronounced MA’ – drid, not Ma – DRID’ like Madrid, Spain.