A small town located in Minnesota, Madelia has just under 3,000 residents. Families with young children are widely prevalent, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, though retirees also feature prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just under 39, are younger than most cities in Minnesota. Most Madelia residents own their homes, and 38% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $716/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Madelia will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Madelia: manufacturing, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries account for 32% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the town. Madelia workers take home an average annual income of around $55K, less than the Minnesota average. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Madelia has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (22%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, Madelia residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used widely. Walking (7%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.
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