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 91.22% 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 (14.48%), sales jobs (13.53%), and office and administrative support (12.09%).

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 32.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Medford is a pretty powerful place. 54.34% 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 $48,995, 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 $195,980 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 Black or African-American. 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.