Demographics

Physical Characteristics

Location
122 52' 30" West, Longitude
42 19' 15" North, Latitude
(Same as Boston, MA and Chicago, IL)

Distance to Major Cities
Grants Pass
25 mi (40 km)
Klamath Falls
76 mi (122 km)
Roseburg
93 mi (149 km)
Brookings (Oregon Coast)
130 mi (209 km)
Eugene
165 mi (265 km)
Salem
230 mi (370 km)
Portland
277 mi (445 km)
San Francisco
385 mi (619 km)
 
Climate
Mean Annual Temperature
53 F (11.7 C)
Mean Annual Precipitation
20.6 in (52.4 cm)
Record Low
-10 F (-23.3 C) December 1919
Record High
115 F (46.1 C) July 1946
Average Growing Season
170 Days
Latest Recorded Frost
June 12
Earliest Recorded Frost
September 13
Average Annual Snowfall
8.1 in (20.6 cm)
 

Elevation
1,300 - 1,400 ft.

General Terrain
River Valley

Elevation of Surrounding Mountains
East - 4,000 to 9,000 feet (Cascades)
West - 3,500 to 5,500 feet (Coast Range)
North - 3,500 to 5,500 feet (Umpqua Divide)
South - 3,000 to 7,600 feet (Siskiyous)

 
Population
City of Medford UGB Population
80,024 (7/1/2015)
Jackson County Population
210,975 (7-1-2015)
Average Annual City Growth Rate
1.1% (2015-2035)
Median Age
42.0 (2010)
Projected 2035 Population
99.835
 
Medford 2010 Demographics
Age 65 and Over
17.6%
Age 14 and Under
17.9%
Female
52.1%
Female Head of Household
11.7%
 
Medford 2010 Demographics
White
83.7%
Non-white
5.6%
Hispanic Origin
10.7%
 
Medford 2010 Housing
Households (2010)
33,166
Housing Units (2010)
33,166
Persons Per Household
2.4
Vacancy Rate (2010)
7.2%
 
Medford 2010 Housing Statistics
Total Housing Units
33,166
Multiple Family Dwellings
8,477
Mobile Homes (2000)
1,216
 
Percent Owner Occupied (2015)
54%
Percent Renter Occupied (2015)
46%
 
Median Home Value (2015)
$219,200 Medford
Median Monthly Rent (2013)
$887
 
Medford Economy
Per Capita Income
$24,902 (2014)
Median Household Income
$44,918 (2014)
 
Civilian Labor Force (2015)
99,652 (Medford MSA)
Unemployment Rate (2015)
5.9%
City Tax Rate Per $1,000 Assessed Value
$5.17 (6-30-2003)
Total City Assessed Valuation
$3,748,725,467 (6-30-2003)
Percent High School Graduates Over Age 25
87.3% (2010)
Percent College Graduates (Bachelor's or higher)
23.5% (2000)
Public High Schools
2
Public Middle Schools
2
Public Elementary Schools
12
Four Year College
Southern Oregon University- Ashland*
Two Year College
Rogue Community College - Grants Pass*
* Both have Medford sites
 
Miscellaneous
Date of Incorporation
1885
Area
25.7 Square Miles (16,460 Acres) (2010)
Form of Government: Council
City Manager
Mayor
Gary Wheeler
City Manager Pro Tem
John W. Hoke
 
Hospitals
Providence
168 Beds (2006)
Rogue Valley Medical Center
350 Beds (2006)
 
Airport
Rogue Valley International
Medford Airport
Runway Length
6300'
Airlines
United Express, Horizon Air, Sky West, and Allegiant
 
Transit
Mass Transit
Rogue Valley Transportation District
Railroad
Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad
 
Sources
City of Medford Comprehensive Plan, 2010 Federal Census, Labor Force Trends - State of Oregon Employment Division, Medford Planning Department, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Additional Department Information

Homepage Department Contacts

411 W. 8th Street, Room 310
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2000
Contact: City Hall
Email:

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