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The City of Medford had a population of 1,316 as of July 1, 2017. Medford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Medford is located at latitude 44.1685 and longitude -93.2481 in Steele County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Steele County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The City of Medford (GNIS ID: 2395080) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Medford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Medford: City of Medford.

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Medford, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,316
Daytime Population: Workers 945
Daytime Population: Residents 656
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,601
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 1,312
Population in Familes 1,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,143
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $65,336
Average Household Income $81,286
Per Capita Income $30,476


Total Housing Units 479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 417 (87.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 0.4%)
Median Home Value $176,522
Average Home Value $208,413


Total Households 477
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 349
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.81%
Households 0.81% 0.74%
Families 0.52% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

Medford, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medford to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 322 65th
Population Density # 218 76th
Diversity Index # 185 80th
Median Household Income # 199 78th
Per Capita Income # 341 62nd

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