Medford, OR


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Medford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 79,805 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the eighth largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Medford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.38%), sales jobs (12.70%), and food service (8.73%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Medford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Medford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.21% of adults in Medford having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Medford in 2010 was $23,097, 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 $92,388 for a family of four. However, Medford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 13.36% 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.