Medford, Minnesota

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Medford, Minnesota

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High Points

Medford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Medford People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Medford Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Medford Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Medford Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Medford, Minnesota

Comparing Medford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Racial Diversity 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 6 4
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
People Living Alone 3 2

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Medford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Steele
Standard Zip Codes 55049
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.174
Longitude -93.246

Medford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station ST PETER 2 SW
Distance 37.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches
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Medford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 984 100%
Male 500 50.8%
Female 484 49.2%
Under 18 250 25.4%
18+ 734 74.6%
65+ 94 9.6%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.01
White 925 94%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 6 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 43 4.4%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 63 6.4%

Estimated Medford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,164
Growth 180
Growth % 18.3%

Medford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 49.5%
Norwegian 13.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Irish 6.2%
English 4.1%
Swedish 4%
Polish 3.4%
Dutch 2.5%
US/American 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Czech 1.3%
Italian 0.9%
Danish 0.5%
European 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Medford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Deerfield (55049)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Medford 984 $55,714
Faribault 20,818 $49,662
Morristown 981 $41,382
Nerstrand 233 $50,156
Owatonna 22,434 $54,883
Waseca 8,493 $49,163
Waterville 1,833 $45,536
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Medford High Schools (2004)

BOX 38 104 2ND ST. N.E.
Serves 285 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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