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Medina, North Dakota
Business District of Medina
Business District of Medina
Location of Medina, North Dakota
Location of Medina, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Stutsman
 • Total 1.21 sq mi (3.14 km2)
 • Land 1.21 sq mi (3.14 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,808 ft (551 m)
 • Total 264
 • Density 239.70/sq mi (92.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-51860
GNIS feature ID 1030183

Medina is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 264 at the 2020 census. Medina was founded in 1899.


Medina is located at 46°53′41″N 99°17′53″W / 46.89472°N 99.29806°W / 46.89472; -99.29806 (46.894668, −99.298065).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.


Medina was originally called Eleventh Siding, and under the latter name had its start in the 1870s when the railroad was extended to that point. A post office called Medina has been in operation since 1888. The city took its name after Medina, New York.

The town made national news on February 13, 1983 when it was the site of a shoot-out in which two U.S. Marshals were slain.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 343
1920 415 21.0%
1930 407 −1.9%
1940 500 22.9%
1950 564 12.8%
1960 545 −3.4%
1970 488 −10.5%
1980 521 6.8%
1990 387 −25.7%
2000 335 −13.4%
2010 308 −8.1%
2020 264 −14.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 308 people, 144 households, and 82 families residing in the city. The population density was 302.0 inhabitants per square mile (116.6/km2). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 178.4 per square mile (68.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.3% Asian, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 144 households, of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 22.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.5% male and 55.5% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elm Creek has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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