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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,885
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+2,594
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,353
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,912

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,276
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$614
Median House Value$72,300

Ancestry

English15.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
Polish14.2%
Irish14.2%
Italian8.6%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque2.4%
African2%
Hungarian1.8%
Greek1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Nigerian1.3%
Swedish0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Russian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
German0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Estonian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
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Medina Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orleans County
Standard Zip Codes14103
Phone Area Codes585,716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.21
Approximate Longitude-78.38

Medina Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALBION 2 NE
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationLOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationBATAVIA
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albion8,376$51,111
Barker2,688$67,850
Gasport1,718$50,500
Lyndonville782$51,442
Middleport1,879$55,813
Oakfield3,186$68,065

Medina Public Libraries

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

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Medina Public Schools

Clifford Wise Intermediate/middle School
1016 Gwinn St
ZIP: 14103
(585) 798-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Medina High School
2 Mustang Dr
ZIP: 14103
(585) 798-2710
High
Total Enrollment 650
Oak Orchard School
335 W Oak Orchard St
ZIP: 14103
(585) 798-2350
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Orleans-niagara Boces
4232 Shelby Basin Rd
ZIP: 14103
(716) 731-6800
Other
Total Enrollment 411

Medina Private Schools

Orleans County Christian School
324 Catherine St
ZIP: 14103
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
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