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 24,461 people and four constituent 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.

Medford is a decidedly white-collar township, with fully 90.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medford is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medford who work in management occupations (18.71%), sales jobs (13.74%), and office and administrative support (11.51%).

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 10.74% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Medford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Medford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Medford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the township, public transportation in Medford is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Medford, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 59.69% 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 $59,608, 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 $238,432 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, German, English, and Polish.

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