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Medford is a city in Steele County, in the Owatonna metro area.

The community was named for the ship Medford, on which town founder William Collins was born
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Medford. For links to other places called Medford, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Medford is 44.174N. The longitude is -93.246W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,099 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,078.


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$50,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Medford demographic reports
Nearby parks & recreation: Medford Straight River Park

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41% of Medford residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Medford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Medford was $18,886, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Medford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Medford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $869.


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Steele County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medford political report.

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The average commute time for Medford workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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