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Medford is a city in Jackson County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for being the middle ford on Bear Creek.
The latitude of Medford is 42.326N. The longitude is -122.874W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,381 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 66,638.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Medford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Medford-Ashland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97501 ZIP code.
18% of Medford residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Medford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Medford was $20,170, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Medford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Medford include Hillcrest Orchard Historic District, South Oakdale Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Medford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $522. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,000.
Libraries in Medford include Jackson County Library Services ... View libraries
Newspapers in Medford include Medford Mail Tribune
TV stations in Medford include KDRV, KMVU, KOBI, KSYS, KTVL.
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medford political report.
The average commute time for Medford workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Medford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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