Medford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 81,636 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the eighth largest community in Oregon.
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 city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Medford who work in office and administrative support (14.25%), sales jobs (11.89%), and food service (8.88%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.09 minutes getting to work every day.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Medford is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Medford, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Medford citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.66% of adults in Medford have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Medford in 2010 was $24,032, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,128 for a family of four. However, Medford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Medford is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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. Medford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Medford include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Medford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.