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411 W 8th St # 310
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2000
Contact: City Hall
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City of Medford Oregon / General Info / Demographics

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 Population 75,180 (7-1-11)
Jackson County Population 207,010 (7-1-11)
Average Annual City Growth Rate 3.0% (1990 - 2010)
Median Age 37.0 (2000)
Projected 2020 Population 100,981

MEDFORD 2000 DEMOGRAPHICS
Age 65 and Over 16.5%
Age 18 and Under 25.8%
Female 52.1%
Female Head of Household 11.7%

MEDFORD 2010 DEMOGRAPHICS
 
White 86.0%
Non-white 14.0%
Hispanic Origin 13.8%
   
MEDFORD 2010 HOUSING  
Households (2010) 30,079
Housing Units (2010) 32,430
Persons Per Household 2.44
Vacancy Rate (2010) 7.2%

 
 
MEDFORD 2000 HOUSING STATISTICS
Single Family Dwellings (2000) 17,945
Multiple Family Dwellings 7,350
Mobile Homes (2000) 985
   
Percent Owner Occupied (2000) 57%
Percent Renter Occupied (2000) 43%
   
Median Home Value (2000) $207,000 West Medford
$280,000 East Medford
Median Monthly Rent (2000) $605
   
MEDFORD ECONOMY  
Per Capita Income $20,170 (Medford, 1999)
Median Household Income $36,481
   
Civilian Labor Force 30,309 (Medford)
Unemployment Rate (2011) 11.1%
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 83.3% (2000)
Percent College Graduates 21.1% (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 Eric Swanson
   
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
   
Mass Transit Rogue Valley Transportation District
Railroad Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad


SOURCES
 
City of Medford Comprehensive Plan, 2000 Federal Census, Labor Force Trends - State of Oregon Employment Division, Medford Planning Department, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Compiled by the City of Medford Planning Department, March 2004; updated June 2006, 2011
 
 
 



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