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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,481
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Medford demographic reports
Medford is near the California border.
Former and merged names include:
· Middleford
Public transportation: Rogue Valley Transportation District (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 299. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Rated No. 11 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Bad Ass Coffee
Local festivals include:
  • Art in Bloom - May 12-13, 2007
  • Medford Jazz Jubilee - Oct. 12-14, 2007
  • Rogue Valley Balloon Rally - July 6-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Medford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Ballet Rogue
Nearby parks & recreation: TouVelle State Recreation Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 96

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

21% of Medford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Medford include Hillcrest Orchard Historic District, South Oakdale Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Medford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $522.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,000.


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Libraries

Libraries in Medford include Jackson County Library Services ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Medford include Medford Mail Tribune

TV stations in Medford include KDRV, KMVU, KOBI, KSYS, KTVL.

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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medford political report.

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Traffic

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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Medford, OR

Pros: Great Weather

Cons: Housing Costs

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General info: Well located

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