Medford is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 23,421 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the 83rd largest community in New Jersey.
Medford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.48% 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 (14.78%), sales jobs (14.76%), and office and administrative support (12.26%).
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.
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.
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 32.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the town, 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.
If knowledge is power, Medford is a pretty powerful place. 57.46% 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 2018 was $56,197, 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 $224,788 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.