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Medford, NJ
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Living in Medford

Medford is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,603 people and four associated neighborhoods, Medford is the 77th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Medford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Medford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.96% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Medford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Medford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The township’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Medford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Medford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 33.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the township, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the township are by private automobile, Medford is somewhat unusual for a township of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Medford area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Medford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Medford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.83% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Medford in 2018 was $72,531, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,124 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.

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