Medford, Minnesota Population 2021

1,244
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Medford is a city located in Steele County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 1,244, it is the 320th largest city in Minnesota and the 9440th largest city in the United States . Medford is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually but its population has increased by 0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,239 in 2010. Medford reached it's highest population of 1,262 in 2017. Spanning over 1 miles, Medford has a population density of 1,041 people per square mile.

The average household income in Medford is $80,035 with a poverty rate of 6.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $700 per month, and the median house value is $162,200. The median age in Medford is 31.6 years, 32.9 years for males, and 28.9 years for females.

Medford Demographics

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

  • White: 83.55%
  • Other race: 13.75%
  • Two or more races: 1.64%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Medford, Minnesota is 1,244 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,262.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,239.

Medford, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,17383.55%
Some Other Race19313.75%
Two or More Races231.64%
Asian151.07%
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Medford Population by Race

Medford Population Pyramid $2021

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Medford Median Age

31.6


Total

32.9


Male

28.9


Female

Medford Adults

There are 900 adults, (109 of whom are seniors) in Medford.

Medford Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Medford Sex Ratio

Female

721

51.35%

Male

683

48.65%

Medford Population by Age

Medford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Medford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
All77.9%22.1%
Male77.5%22.5%
Female61.3%38.7%
Non Family60.4%39.6%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Medford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4712.9677.9
Married2583.689.5
Non Family1111.1660.4
Female623.7761.3
Male402.5877.5

3.37

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

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Medford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade60.73%
9th to 12th Grade738.89%
High School Graduate25130.57%
Some College15318.64%
Associates Degree15819.24%
Bachelors Degree13616.57%
Graduate Degree445.36%
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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
White696654155
Hispanic1188525
Other Race7455
2+ Races999
Asian33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,944$46,806$37,353
Less Than 9th Grade$31,635$45,833$
High School Graduate$30,739$27,917$31,607
Some College$39,444$48,194$37,667
Bachelors Degree$54,375$66,563$47,083
Graduate Degree$52,188$101,250$45,833

$41,944

Average Earnings

$46,806

Average Male

$37,353

Average Female

Medford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Medford Language by Age

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Medford Language

86.86% of Medford residents speak only English, while 13.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.78% of the population.

Medford Language

Medford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,101827.45%
Other19342.07%
Multiple23417.39%

6.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.59%

Male Poverty Rate

6.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Medford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Medford is Multiple, with 17.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Medford is Other, with 2.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.56%.

Medford Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School9.16%
Some College9.00%
Less Than 9th Grade8.86%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Medford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed15.63%
Male Employed3.40%
Female Employed3.30%

Medford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Medford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,679$80,035
Families$83,750$85,516
Married Families$96,250-
Non Families$47,679$51,249
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Income by Household Type

Medford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

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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101

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War41
Vietnam30
Second Gulf War10
World War II3
Korea

Medford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5438
55 to 6425
65 to 7417
75+11
18 to 3410

Medford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White789.58%
Hispanic2316.20%
Other Race2331.08%

Medford Veterans by Race

Medford Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Medford Veterans by Education

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81.1%

Labor Force Participation

77.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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81.13%

Born in Medford

94.73%

Native Born

5.27%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

4.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.73% of Medford residents were born in the United States, with 81.13% having been born in Minnesota. 1.14% 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
20211,244-6-0.48%
20201,250-6-0.48%
20191,256-6-0.48%
20181,2620.00%
20171,26290.72%
20161,25360.48%
20151,247120.97%
20141,23530.24%
20131,232-1-0.08%
20121,233-7-0.56%
20111,24010.08%
20101,2390.00%

Medford Population by Year