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Medina is a city in Medina County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for Medina, NY; another says it was named for the sacred city of Islam
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Medina. For links to other places called Medina, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Medina is 41.138N. The longitude is -81.863W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,487.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Medina demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Medina County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cleveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44256 ZIP code.
27% of Medina residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Medina ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Medina was $21,709, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Medina residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Medina, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,218.
Libraries in Medina include Medina County District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Medina include Medina Gazette
Medina County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medina political report.
The average commute time for Medina workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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