Introduction to Medina, New York

Medina, New York, in Orleans county, is 24 miles NE of Amherst, New York (center to center) and 33 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The village is included in the Rochester metropolitan area.

Medina History

The Village of Medina, which was incorporated in 1832, was contained within the towns of Shelby and Ridgeway. The area prospered for the first time in 1825 when the Erie Canal was opened. Orleans County, which was once part of Albany County, was established as an independent county in 1824. A part of the land that is now occupied by the village of Medina was once owned by Joseph Ellicott, who was an agent of the Holland Land Company.

Medina and Nearby Attractions

  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
  • Medina Railroad Museum
  • Golden Hill State Park
  • Aquarium of Niagara
  • Six Flags Darien Lake
  • Niagara Falls

Things To Do In Medina

Museums nearby include Amherst Museum, Cobblestone Society Museum, and Holland Land Office Museum. Historic sites near Medina include Darwin Martin House State Historic Site, Holland Land Office and Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. Parks like Golden Hill State Park and Lakeside Beach State Park offer opportunities for receation. Other attractions in the surrounding areas are Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo Zoo, Martin's Fantasy Island, and Six Flags Darien Lake.

Medina Transportation

Flights are available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Medina Higher Education

Niagara University, Buffalo State College, Monroe Community College, and Roberts Wesleyan College are colleges near Medina.


Total Population 5,936
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,277
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 43.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $46,719
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%


People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $630
Median House Value $69,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
US/American 0%
English 16.2%
Irish 18.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Medina Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Amherst, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Orleans
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14103
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.22
Longitude -78.387

Medina Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALBION 2 NE
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albion 8,403 $51,579
Gasport 1,103 $52,390

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Medina Public Libraries

Lee-whedon Memorial Library
Medina, New York
(585) 798-3430

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Medina Hospitals

(Government - Federal)
(585) 798-8111
Emergency Service: Yes

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