Medford, NY
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Medford is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 24,295 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the 67th largest community in New York.

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 York.

Medford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Medford is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medford who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (11.51%), and management occupations (7.94%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.61 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Medford overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Medford, 23.56% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Medford in 2010 was $32,474, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,896 for a family of four. However, Medford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Medford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. Medford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Medford include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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