Medford, New York Population 2021

24,406
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Medford is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Medford has a 2020 population of 24,406. Medford is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,142 in 2010. Medford reached it's highest population of 25,243 in 2012.

The average household income in Medford is $110,115 with a poverty rate of 8.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,057 per month, and the median house value is $324,800. The median age in Medford is 42 years, 40.3 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.

Medford Demographics

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

  • White: 85.44%
  • Black or African American: 9.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.18%
  • Asian: 1.77%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Medford, New York is 24,406 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,247.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,142.

Medford, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,85285.44%
Black or African American2,2679.29%
Two or More Races5322.18%
Asian4331.77%
Some Other Race3051.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.07%
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Medford Population by Race

Medford Population Pyramid $2021

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Medford Median Age

42


Total

40.3


Male

44.1


Female

Medford Adults

There are 19,606 adults, (4,185 of whom are seniors) in Medford.

Medford Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Medford Sex Ratio

Female

12,727

52.15%

Male

11,679

47.85%

Medford Population by Age

Medford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Medford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.1%5.9%
All85.1%14.9%
Male74.8%25.2%
Female74.7%25.3%
Non Family73%27%

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Medford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0762.9885.1
Married4,5083.6894.1
Non Family2,2911.1673
Female9203.8874.7
Male3573.3974.8

3.53

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

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Medford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7914.59%
9th to 12th Grade7964.62%
High School Graduate5,45131.61%
Some College2,86516.61%
Associates Degree2,28613.26%
Bachelors Degree3,47820.17%
Graduate Degree1,5799.16%
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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
White12,36011,4883,701
Hispanic2,9172,453689
Black1,5381,330353
Asian355326282
Other Race21920778
2+ Races19718332

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 94.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.44%.

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,851$63,977$43,017
Less Than 9th Grade$30,662$51,193$23,664
High School Graduate$47,500$54,677$36,812
Some College$52,876$69,010$44,368
Bachelors Degree$54,623$71,442$45,750
Graduate Degree$70,872$85,234$68,500

$51,851

Average Earnings

$63,977

Average Male

$43,017

Average Female

Medford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Medford Language by Age

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Medford Language

80.91% of Medford residents speak only English, while 19.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.25% of the population.

Medford Language

Medford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,14595118.48%
White16,1017464.63%
Black2,21929113.11%
Multiple51911321.77%

8.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.62%

Male Poverty Rate

7.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Medford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Medford is Multiple, with 21.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Medford is White, with 4.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.46%.

Medford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.19%
High School7.66%
Some College4.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%

Medford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.97%
Female Unemployed21.54%
Female Employed3.57%
Male Employed3.19%

Medford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Medford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$95,603$110,115
Families$112,823$124,368
Married Families$123,500-
Non Families$53,003$65,609
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Income by Household Type

Medford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Medford Marital Status by Race

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Medford Marital Status

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1,211

Number of Veterans

1,142

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam438
First Gulf War221
Second Gulf War215
Korea128
World War II27

Medford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74364
75+278
55 to 64231
35 to 54220
18 to 34118

Medford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0846.39%
Hispanic2667.69%
Black905.29%
Asian204.91%
2+ Races175.99%

Medford Veterans by Race

Medford Veterans by Education

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3.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Medford Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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82.24%

Born in Medford

87.74%

Native Born

12.26%

Foreign Born

4.55%

Non Citizen

7.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.74% of Medford residents were born in the United States, with 82.24% having been born in New York. 4.55% 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
202124,4060.00%
202024,4060.00%
201924,4061590.66%
201824,2471180.49%
201724,1293001.26%
201623,829-964-3.89%
201524,7932581.05%
201424,535-295-1.19%
201324,830-413-1.64%
201225,243550.22%
201125,1881,0464.33%
201024,1420.00%

Medford Population by Year