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Medina
Location of Medinawithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Medina
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°2′41″N 93°34′23″W / 45.04472°N 93.57306°W / 45.04472; -93.57306Coordinates: 45°2′41″N 93°34′23″W / 45.04472°N 93.57306°W / 45.04472; -93.57306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Named for Medina, Saudi Arabia
Seat Medina City Hall
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • City 27.13 sq mi (70.26 km2)
 • Land 25.55 sq mi (66.18 km2)
 • Water 1.58 sq mi (4.08 km2)
Elevation
1,060 ft (323 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City 4,892
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,712
 • Density 262.69/sq mi (101.43/km2)
 • Metro
3,459,146
Time zone UTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP codes
55340, 55357, 55359, 55391
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-41480
GNIS feature ID 1690854
Website City of Medina

Medina is a rural city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,892 at the 2010 census.

On May 11, 1858, the city was named after the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia, which had been in the news that year.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.00 square miles (69.93 km2), of which 25.45 square miles (65.92 km2) is land and 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2) is water. Minnesota State Highway 55 serves as a main route. Other routes include County Roads 19 and 24.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 374
1870 1,058 182.9%
1880 1,462 38.2%
1890 840 −42.5%
1900 990 17.9%
1910 945 −4.5%
1920 942 −0.3%
1930 990 5.1%
1940 1,045 5.6%
1950 1,166 11.6%
1960 1,472 26.2%
1970 2,396 62.8%
1980 2,623 9.5%
1990 3,096 18.0%
2000 4,005 29.4%
2010 4,892 22.1%
2019 (est.) 6,712 37.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,892 people, 1,702 households, and 1,386 families living in the city. The population density was 192.2 inhabitants per square mile (74.2/km2). There were 1,780 housing units at an average density of 69.9 per square mile (27.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.0% White, 1.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 1,702 households, of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.6% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 34.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

Education

Medina is covered by four school districts:

  • Orono
  • Delano
  • Rockford
  • Wayzata

Notable people

  • Brian Burke – former National Hockey League general manager and executive
  • Caden Clark – professional soccer player for New York Red Bulls
  • Steve Hutchinson – retired, all-pro guard for the Minnesota Vikings
  • Corey Koskie – retired, former Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Greg LeMond – former Cycling World Champion and three-time Tour de France winning bicycle racer. LeMond is the only American to ever win the Tour de France.
  • John Randle – retired, Hall of Fame NFL player
  • Flip Saunders – former NBA basketball head coach, and former President of Basketball Operations
  • Ryan Saunders - NBA head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Carlos Silva – professional Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Karen Philipp - American singer and actress
  • Karl-Anthony Towns - Player for the Minnesota Timberwolves
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