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Medford, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Medford is the 8th largest city in Oregon with a population of 81,555 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.3265 and longitude -122.8756 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 (GNIS ID: 2411069) 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Medford is located within Medford Division of Jackson County.

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Medford, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 81,555
Population in Households 79,779
Population in Familes 61,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,776
Population Density2 3,166
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $50,344
Average Household Income $67,835
Per Capita Income $27,444


Total Housing Units 34,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,770 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,475 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,382 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $283,725
Average Home Value $325,075


Total Households 32,245
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 20,243
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.03% 1.04%
Households 0.84% 1.04%
Families 0.72% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Medford, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medford to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 71 81st
Diversity Index # 79 80th
Median Household Income # 192 49th
Per Capita Income # 161 58th

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