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Affluent suburb, known as the "Gold Coast"

Medina is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named after city in Saudi Arabia.

The latitude of Medina is 47.621N. The longitude is -122.226W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,025.


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Median household income
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$133,756
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Medina demographic reports
Medina is on Yarrow Point, a peninsula on Lake Washington.
Former and merged names include:
· Medina Heights
In the 1880s, the community was a popular weekend destination for residents of Seattle.

The community incorporated in 1955.

Many Microsoft millionaires have built mega-mansions here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
Nearby parks & recreation: Medina Park, Viewpoint Park, Medina Beach Park, Fairweather Nature Preserve

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17% of Medina residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Medina ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Medina was $81,742, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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73% of Medina residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Medina, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,375.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,865.


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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medina political report.

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

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