Medford, NJ
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Medford is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 23,414 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the 83rd largest community in New Jersey.

Medford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medford who work in management occupations (14.30%), sales jobs (13.90%), and office and administrative support (12.89%).

Also of interest is that Medford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Medford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Medford, the average commute to work is 31.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Medford is a pretty powerful place. 55.19% of the adults in Medford have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Medford in 2010 was $49,566, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $198,264 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Medford include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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