Medina is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 5,668 people and just one neighborhood, Medina is the 148th largest community in Minnesota. Medina has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Medina, where the median household income is $126,161.
Real Estate Prices
Medina home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Medina real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Medina is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medina is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Medina who work in management occupations (21.75%), sales jobs (18.60%) and office and administrative support (13.09%).
Of important note, Medina is also a city of artists. Medina has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Medina’s character.
Also of interest is that Medina has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.77% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Medina is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Medina really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Medina perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.