The city's name is said to derive from a small joke among divinity students at Western Reserve College, which in the early 1800s was in Hudson, Ohio. The students, who were called upon to preach in the small hamlet 6 miles to the north, recalled Acts 16:10: "...we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them."
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²), of which, 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.
There were 3,276 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $68,908, and the median income for a family was $77,125. Males had a median income of $50,187 versus $31,820 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,739. About 0.8% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.