# Median

## Description

Returns the median of all the values in the specified attribute, which is equivalent to sorting all the values and picking the value in the middle. If there is an even number of values, the mean of the two middle values is returned.

## Syntax

Median ( n )

## Arguments

`n` is a numeric or temporal expression.

## Example

This query returns the median of each continent's female population.

`select median(pop_fem), continent from countries group by continent`

## Remarks

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median.