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Medford, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Medford is the 8th largest city in Oregon with a population of 76,576 as of July 1, 2015. Medford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Medford is located at latitude 42.3369 and longitude -122.8542 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medford (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,384 feet.

The City of Medford has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Medford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Medford, OR Boundary Map

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Medford, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 76,576
Population in Households 74,939
Population in Familes 57,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,637
Population Density1 2,976
Diversity Index2 47
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 30,883
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 19,419
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 33,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,668 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,215 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,599 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $211,712
Average Home Value $246,443
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,714
Average Household Income $59,729
Per Capita Income $24,284
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.59%
Households 0.5% 0.67%
Families 0.34% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Medford, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medford to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 98th
Population Density1 # 73 81st
Diversity Index2 # 78 80th
Median Household Income # 234 38th
Per Capita Income # 180 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.