Medford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 86,367 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Medford is the eighth largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Medford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Medford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Medford who work in office and administrative support (11.95%), sales jobs (10.59%), and management occupations (9.16%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.10 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of people in Medford who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.24% of adults in Medford have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Medford in 2018 was $28,040, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,160 for a family of four. However, Medford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Medford is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Medford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Medford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Medford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Medford include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Medford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.