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Medford is a township in Steele County, in the Owatonna metro area. [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 44.175N. The longitude is -93.225W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 681.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Medford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Steele 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 55049 ZIP code.
33% of Medford residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $19,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Medford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Medford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $973.
Steele County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medford political report.
The average commute time for Medford workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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