Medford, Massachusetts Population 2024

71,871

Medford is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. Medford has a 2024 population of 71,871. Medford is currently growing at a rate of 4.71% annually and its population has increased by 18.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,414 in 2020.

The average household income in Medford is $143,240 with a poverty rate of 7.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Medford is 35.4 years, 34.9 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Medford Demographics

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

  • White: 69.8%
  • Asian: 11.31%
  • Black or African American: 7.83%
  • Two or more races: 7.3%
  • Other race: 3.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,873.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
18.96% (11,457)
The current population of Medford, Massachusetts is 71,871 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 60,414.

Medford, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White43,09869.8%
Asian6,98211.31%
Black or African American4,8377.83%
Two or more races4,5067.3%
Other race2,2773.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.05%
Native American160.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Medford Population by Race

Medford Population Pyramid 2024

Medford Median Age

35.4

Total

34.9

Male

35.8

Female

Medford Adults

There are 53,306 adults, (9,613 of whom are seniors) in Medford.

Medford Age Dependency

41.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Medford Sex Ratio

Female32,52152.67%
Male29,22747.33%

Medford Population by Age

Medford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,3592.3553.346.7
Non Family11,4451.5637.862.2
Married10,2113.0571.328.7
Female2,7852.7548.951.1
Male9183.2460.739.3
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2.89

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Medford Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Medford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$68,692

Average Earnings

$76,244

Average Male

$61,478

Average Female

Medford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Medford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Medford Language

70.62% of Medford residents speak only English, while 29.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 15.77% of the population.

Medford Language

Medford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White40,2402,3145.75%
Asian6,65395214.31%
Black4,74466814.08%
Hispanic4,9982384.76%
Multiple4,4112295.19%
Other2,226914.09%
Native16850%
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7.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.67%

Male Poverty Rate

7.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Medford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Medford is Native, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Medford is Other, with 4.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.98%.

Medford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.39%
High School9.61%
Some College6.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.07%
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Medford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed14.6%
Female Unemployed9.45%
Female Employed3.85%
Male Employed2.92%
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Medford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Medford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Medford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Medford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Medford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Medford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,982

Number of Veterans

1,736

Male Veterans

246

Female Veterans

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Medford Veterans by War

count

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Medford Veterans by Age

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Medford Veterans by Race

Medford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Medford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Medford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Medford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Medford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.65%

Born in Medford

76.38%

Native Born

23.62%

Foreign Born

11.09%

Non Citizen

12.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.38% of Medford residents were born in the United States, with 52.65% having been born in Massachusetts. 11.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Medford Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202988,0513,2363.82%
202884,8153,2363.97%
202781,5793,2364.13%
202678,3433,2364.31%
202575,1073,2364.5%
202471,8713,2364.71%
202368,6353,2364.95%
202265,3993,2365.21%
202162,1631,7492.9%
202060,4143,0475.31%
201957,367-207-0.36%
201857,574-235-0.41%
201757,809-49-0.08%
201657,858410.07%
201557,8172430.42%
201457,5741560.27%
201357,4181500.26%
201257,2684360.77%
201156,8324310.76%
201056,4016361.14%
200055,765-1,642-2.86%
199057,407-669-1.15%
198058,076-6,321-9.82%
197064,397-574-0.88%
196064,971-1,142-1.73%
195066,1133,0304.8%
194063,0833,3695.64%
193059,71420,67652.96%
192039,03815,88868.63%
191023,1504,90626.89%
190018,2447,16564.67%
189011,0793,50646.3%
18807,5731,85632.46%
18705,71787518.07%
18604,842
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Medford Population by Year