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 (14.48%), sales jobs (11.50%), and food service (8.68%).
One of the benefits of Medford is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.51 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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, 23.67% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Medford in 2010 was $22,915, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,660 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 13.98% 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.