Medford, Massachusetts Population 2020

57,633

Medford is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 57,633, it is the 19th largest city in Massachusetts and the 676th largest city in the United States. Medford is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 2.60% 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 7,115 people per square mile.

The average household income in Medford is $114,397 with a poverty rate of 9.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,666 per month, and the median house value is $464,400. The median age in Medford is 35.9 years, 34.8 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males.

Medford Demographics

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

  • White: 74.99%
  • Asian: 10.65%
  • Black or African American: 9.40%
  • Two or more races: 3.20%
  • Other race: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Medford, Massachusetts is 57,633, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 57,765.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 56,173.

Medford, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,32174.99%
Asian6,15110.65%
Black or African American5,4289.40%
Two or More Races1,8473.20%
Some Other Race9011.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native800.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.07%

Medford Population Pyramid 2020

Medford Median Age

35.9


Total

34.8


Male

37.5


Female

Medford Adults

There are 49,414 adults, (8,356 of whom are seniors) in Medford.

Medford Age Dependency

40.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Medford Sex Ratio

Female

30,141

52.17%

Male

27,630

47.83%

Medford Households and Families

Medford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Medford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
Male69.8%30.2%
Female58.9%41.1%
All57.2%42.8%
Non Family39.8%60.2%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0162.4157.2
Non Family10,1361.5539.8
Married9,9073.1273.4
Female2,1342.9658.9
Male839369.8

3.01

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Medford Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3113.11%
9th to 12th Grade1,8164.31%
High School Graduate8,86321.04%
Some College5,42912.89%
Associates Degree2,4675.86%
Bachelors Degree11,08426.31%
Graduate Degree11,16426.50%

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,23230,17817,231
Asian3,8183,3812,507
Black3,4562,997992
Hispanic1,6371,512849
Multiple Races942903656
Other Race501457192
Native American737358
Islander434318

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 79.45%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,690$65,822$52,072
Less Than High School$31,783$47,257$22,232
High School Grad$34,171$40,942$27,500
Some College$49,892$54,905$43,276
Bachelors Degree$64,353$69,299$61,074
Graduate Degree$75,321$87,083$66,768

$58,690

Average Earnings

$65,822

Average Male

$52,072

Average Female

Medford Language

Medford Language by Age

Medford Language

71.43% of Medford residents speak only English, while 28.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.60% of the population.

Medford Poverty

Medford Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,6603,0947.80%
Asian5,85496616.50%
Hispanic2,83549217.35%
Black5,2564187.95%
Multiple1,7561568.88%
Other8408910.60%
Islander432558.14%

9.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.44%

Male Poverty Rate

9.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Medford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Medford is Islander, with 58.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Medford is White, with 7.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.82%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.88%
High School11.36%
Some College5.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.29%
Male Unemployed12.02%
Female Employed6.81%
Male Employed3.41%

Medford Income

Medford Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$92,363$114,397
Families$112,133$131,018
Married Families$125,747-
Non Families$67,055$89,846

Medford Marital Status

Medford Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Medford Married by Age and Sex

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

Medford Veterans

2,112

Number of Veterans

1,889

Male Veterans

223

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam631
Korea471
Second Gulf War344
First Gulf War174
World War II162
Age Group Veterans
75+870
65 to 74478
35 to 54308
18 to 34275
55 to 64181
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8624.89%
Black1503.60%
Asian631.23%
Hispanic532.60%
2 or More372.94%

$Medford Veterans by Education

5.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Medford Employment Status

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Medford Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.21%

Born in Massachusetts

78.57%

Native Born

21.43%

Foreign Born

10.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.57% of Medford residents were born in the United States, with 54.21% having been born in Massachusetts. 10.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202057,633-66-0.11%
201957,699-66-0.11%
201857,765-18-0.03%
201757,783-66-0.11%
201657,849380.07%
201557,8112390.42%
201457,5721480.26%
201357,4241480.26%
201257,2764360.77%
201156,8404150.74%
201056,4256600.12%
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%