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Madelia is a city in Watonwan County.
The community was named for the deceased daughter of Philander Hartshorn, a town founder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Madelia. For links to other places called Madelia, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Madelia is 44.050N. The longitude is -94.418W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,301.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Madelia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Watonwan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56062 ZIP code.
34% of Madelia residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Madelia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Madelia was $16,266, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Madelia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Madelia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $620.
Libraries in Madelia include Madelia Branch Library ... View libraries
Watonwan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Madelia political report.
The average commute time for Madelia workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Madelia include Americinn Madelia.
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