Medford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 86,367 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the eighth largest community in Oregon.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.52% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 18.79 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Medford is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.14% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Medford in 2018 was $29,714, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,856 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 17.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Medford include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Medford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.