Medford, OR

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Living in Medford

Medford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 83,072 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the eighth largest community in Oregon.

Medford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Medford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Medford who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), sales jobs (10.25%), and management occupations (7.92%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Medford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.88 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Medford is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.17% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Medford in 2018 was $27,061, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,244 for a family of four. However, Medford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Medford is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Medford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Medford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Medford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Medford include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Medford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.