Google Sheets MEDIAN Function
The MEDIAN function is a premade function in Google Sheets, which returns the middle value in the data.
It is typed
=MEDIAN and gets a list of cells:
You can select cells one by one, but also ranges, or even multiple ranges.
Note: The median is a type of average value, which describes where the center of the data is located. You can learn about median in our Statistics Median Tutorial.
Calculating the median manually requires that the data is sorted and arranged from low to high. This is not necessary using the MEDIAN function, it does it for you.
Median Function Example
Find the median of this list of numbers
MEDIAN function, step by step:
- Select a cell
- Click the MEDIAN command
- Specify the range
- Hit enter
Now, the function returns the median:
Great! You successfully found the median using the
Note that it found the value in the middle of the data, which is cell
D2, the one that is marked red: