Community Profile Medina MN

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History of Medina MN

First settlers in Medina arrived in 1855. In 1858, County Commissioners provided the city with an official designation, as “Hamburg Township” but local residents preferred the name “Medina” after the Arab holy city of the same name, which was in the news that same year. On 11 May 1858, 37 residents met in the home of Valorius Chilson and voted unanimously to change the name.

Medina’s early European settlers were chiefly German, Irish and French-Canadian and had names still common in Medina, like Scherer and Reiser; Mooney and Crowe; Hamel and Fortin. The first generations tended to group according to their language ties and to help each other through the long hard winters.

Townships were always divided into 36 sections, each consisting of a square mile. This meant that the City of Excelsior extended beyond the north shore of Lake Minnetonka to Medina’s southern border. Excelsior’s northern residents tolerated this inconvenience until 1868, when Excelsior’s north shore residents voted to become a part of Medina. This expanded Medina to over 50 square miles.

The Hamel area of Medina was plotted as a City as early as 1879, but its efforts to incorporate failed, in part, because of the complication of straddling the borders of both Medina and Plymouth. The town might have been called Lenz after Leander Lenzen, who built a mill on Elm Creek and set up a post office in the name of Lenz in 1861. But, when the Lange Hamel family gave land to the railroad for the train depot in 1884 they asked that it be called “Hamel,” and the name took root. To this day, people call this area of Medina, Hamel.

Demographics of Medina Minnesota

At the time of the 2010 Census, Medina had a population of 4,892 people. This makes Medina the county’s 25th most populous community.

The population of Medina represents 0.09% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state’s 147th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,892 people, the population of Medina increased 22.15% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 4,005 people).

Taken from the 2014 Census Estimates, Medina had a population of 5,668 people. This is an increase of 15.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.52% since the 2000 Census)

The City of Medina had a population of 5,665 as of July 1, 2015.

Medina MN Cost of Living

Medina cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Index Medina Minnesota National
Cost of living index 146 103 100
Index Medina Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 110 107 100
Groceries index 105 107 100
Health care index 103 108 100
Housing index 241 102 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 93 87 100


  • The cost of living in Medina is 42% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Medina is 46% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Medina is 141% higher than the national average.

Schools in Medina MN

There are 4 school districts located in the City. The schools are split between the Minneapolis Public School District, The Osseo Public School District, Robbinsdale and Bloomington respectively.

Private Schools

  • The Goddard School
  • Holy Name of Jesus School

Churches in Medina MN

Here are some of the places of worship in and around the city of Medina

  • Woodridge Church
  • 3 Rivers Church of Medina
  • Hope Bridge Church
  • Anne Catholic Church
  • Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community
  • Laestadian Lutheran Church

Businesses in Medina Minnesota

Here are the some of the businesses located in the city of Medina:

  • Polaris Industries
  • Target
  • Hennepin County
  • Rockler
  • First Financial Merchant Services
  • Macs Plus
  • Nordgren Automotive
  • Medina Gift Company
  • North Star Mattress
  • Rivers End Trading Co.
  • Metal Wood Card
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Adam’s Pest Control
  • 212 Technology Inc


Top Homebuilders/Remodelers

Here are the top homebuilders/remodelers that serve the city:

  • Destiny Homes
  • Precision Homes
  • Bergeron Homes & Development LLC
  • Alma Homes
  • Stonewood LLC
  • Creek Hill Custom Homes
  • Boyer Building Corporation
  • Denali Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Anchor Builders

Concrete Suppliers/Delivery Companies

Here are the top concrete suppliers and delivery companies that serve the city:

  • Concrete Results
  • Metro Pro, Inc.
  • R J Valek Construction LLC
  • Preferred Concrete Construction Inc.
  • Driveway Design
  • Great Outdoor Designs
  • Welch’s 3rd Generation Concrete
  • Cipala Decorative Concrete Inc.

Restaurants & Nightlife in Medina MN

Peg’s Countryside Café – serves amazing omelette dish that is cooked to perfection

Oak Eatery – quiet area to relax and enjoy sandwiches, salads and soups.

Jimmy’s Pizza – family pizza place, where people know everyone including the owner by name.

Robert’s – very unassuming place attached to a bowling alley but serves a wide range of menu options.

Countryside Café – small diner that offers great food and service

Fun Things to Experience in Medina MN


Visit the Baker National golf course for a good round of fun with friends and family. The course is well kept, picturesque and quite challenging for a public golf course. Located in the heart of the Baker Park Reserve, this 210-acre golf course features practice areas, a driving range, the 9-hole Evergreen Executive Course, and the nationally recognized 18-hole Baker National Championship Course. There is also a lot of teaching and junior golf played at the facility.

Gift Shopping

Art 2 Heart is one of the most popular places in the city to purchase unique gift items. The proceeds go to a variety of causes. They offer gifts ranging from baby items to unique giveaways that grandma would surely enjoy. They stock merchandise ranging from funky wire art to statement art hand made in Haiti from oil drums and everything in between


The city offers a trail system that features a combination of city, county, regional and private trails to enjoy nature. County trails are located along CR 24 and CR 19 and also include an extensive multi-use trail system within the Morris T. Baker Regional Park Reserve.

Medina MN truly is a truly great place. If you’d like to know more about our remodeling services here in Medina, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.