Medford, Massachusetts Population 2021

56,915
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Medford is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 56,915, it is the 20th largest city in Massachusetts and the 694th largest city in the United States . Medford is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually but its population has increased by 1.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,173 in 2010. Medford reached it's highest population of 66,113 in 1950. Spanning over 9 miles, Medford has a population density of 7,027 people per square mile.

The average household income in Medford is $120,481 with a poverty rate of 8.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,817 per month, and the median house value is $500,800. The median age in Medford is 35.3 years, 33.7 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Medford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Medford was:

  • White: 75.11%
  • Asian: 9.90%
  • Black or African American: 9.24%
  • Two or more races: 4.30%
  • Other race: 1.29%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Medford, Massachusetts is 56,915 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 57,554.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 56,173.

Medford, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,29475.11%
Asian5,7079.90%
Black or African American5,3249.24%
Two or More Races2,4764.30%
Some Other Race7411.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native740.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.04%
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Medford Population by Race

Medford Population Pyramid $2021

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Medford Median Age

35.3


Total

33.7


Male

37.1


Female

Medford Adults

There are 49,160 adults, (8,550 of whom are seniors) in Medford.

Medford Age Dependency

41.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Medford Sex Ratio

Female

29,385

50.98%

Male

28,252

49.02%

Medford Population by Age

Medford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Medford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.2%27.8%
Male62%38%
Female59.4%40.6%
All56.2%43.8%
Non Family39.8%60.2%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Medford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,9172.4156.2
Non Family10,2291.5739.8
Married9,6353.172.2
Female2,106359.4
Male9473.1362

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Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Medford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2102.92%
9th to 12th Grade1,7454.21%
High School Graduate8,43020.35%
Some College5,42613.10%
Associates Degree2,3295.62%
Bachelors Degree11,03526.63%
Graduate Degree11,25627.17%
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Medford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White31,67529,80216,944
Asian3,6243,3232,552
Black3,1902,7221,031
Hispanic1,9361,6861,021
2+ Races1,1971,067821
Other Race439429183
Native American744728
Islander141414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,563$70,057$54,135
Less Than 9th Grade$30,349$36,795$16,038
High School Graduate$40,505$47,900$31,684
Some College$50,359$54,309$44,284
Bachelors Degree$64,965$72,035$60,591
Graduate Degree$81,155$89,318$72,441

$61,563

Average Earnings

$70,057

Average Male

$54,135

Average Female

Medford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Medford Language by Age

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Medford Language

71.24% of Medford residents speak only English, while 28.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.84% of the population.

Medford Language

Medford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,3552,5986.60%
Asian5,35897318.16%
Black5,17962111.99%
Hispanic3,52643612.37%
Multiple2,3952138.89%
Other694689.80%
Native741114.86%

8.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.17%

Male Poverty Rate

8.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Medford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Medford is Asian, with 18.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Medford is White, with 6.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.02%.

Medford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.82%
High School8.77%
Some College4.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%

Medford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed15.76%
Male Unemployed12.41%
Female Employed5.87%
Male Employed3.30%

Medford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Medford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,455$120,481
Families$117,348$136,896
Married Families$128,716-
Non Families$70,992$96,122
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Income by Household Type

Medford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Medford Married by Age and Sex

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Medford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Medford Marital Status by Race

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Medford Marital Status

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1,814

Number of Veterans

1,649

Male Veterans

165

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam527
Korea357
Second Gulf War229
World War II180
First Gulf War163

Medford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+775
65 to 74402
35 to 54277
55 to 64191
18 to 34169

Medford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6144.26%
Black1132.89%
Hispanic793.18%
2+ Races523.01%
Asian350.71%

Medford Veterans by Race

Medford Veterans by Education

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2.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Medford Veterans by Education

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71.7%

Labor Force Participation

69.6%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Medford Employment by Age

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Medford Employment by Race

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Medford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.70%

Born in Medford

78.14%

Native Born

21.86%

Foreign Born

10.43%

Non Citizen

11.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.14% of Medford residents were born in the United States, with 53.70% having been born in Massachusetts. 10.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Medford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202156,915-213-0.37%
202057,128-213-0.37%
201957,341-213-0.37%
201857,554-218-0.38%
201757,772-48-0.08%
201657,820280.05%
201557,7922410.42%
201457,5511520.26%
201357,3991440.25%
201257,2554310.76%
201156,8244240.75%
201056,4006350.11%
200055,765-1,642-0.29%
199057,407-669-0.12%
198058,076-6,321-1.03%
197064,397-574-0.09%
196064,971-1,142-0.17%
195066,1133,0300.47%
194063,0833,3690.55%
193059,71420,6764.34%
192039,03815,8885.36%
191023,1504,9062.41%
190018,2447,1655.11%
189011,0793,5063.88%
18807,5731,8562.85%
18705,7178751.68%
18604,8420.00%

Medford Population by Year