Medford, NJ

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Living in Medford

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 89.95% 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 (15.11%), sales jobs (13.33%), and office and administrative support (11.32%).

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 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 town’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.

In Medford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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 59.05% 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 $58,825, 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 $235,300 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.