Medford, Oregon Population 2020

84,397
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Medford is a city located in Oregon. With a 2020 population of 84,397, it is the 8th largest city in Oregon and the 412th largest city in the United States. Medford is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 12.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 74,907 in 2010. Spanning over 26 miles, Medford has a population density of 3,273 people per square mile.

The average household income in Medford is $63,257 with a poverty rate of 19.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $933 per month, and the median house value is $244,700. The median age in Medford is 37.3 years, 36.2 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Medford Demographics

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

  • White: 89.11%
  • Two or more races: 4.66%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Native American: 1.50%
  • Black or African American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.68%
The current population of Medford, Oregon is 84,397, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,347.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 74,907.

Medford, Oregon Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020225,1702,8031.24%
2019222,3672,8031.26%
2018219,5642,8031.28%
2017216,7612,4081.11%
2016214,3532,9211.36%
2015211,4322,2061.04%
2014209,2262,0530.98%
2013207,1731,3130.63%
2012205,8601,1220.55%
2011204,7381,3950.68%
2010203,3430.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71,33689.11%
Two or More Races3,7324.66%
Some Other Race1,3721.71%
Asian1,2161.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2021.50%
Black or African American6500.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5430.68%
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Medford Population Pyramid 2020

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Medford Median Age

37.3


Total

36.2


Male

38.6


Female

Medford Adults

There are 60,955 adults, (13,841 of whom are seniors) in Medford.

Medford Age Dependency

69.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Medford Sex Ratio

Female

41,270

51.55%

Male

38,781

48.45%

Medford Households and Families

Medford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Medford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.8%30.2%
All51.8%48.2%
Non Family39.2%60.8%
Male36.5%63.5%
Female33.3%66.7%

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,6552.4751.8
Married13,9643.1269.8
Non Family11,9511.3339.2
Female4,0263.2233.3
Male1,7143.3836.5

3.03

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Medford Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6204.82%
9th to 12th Grade3,8597.10%
High School Graduate14,91427.42%
Some College15,26228.06%
Associates Degree4,4518.18%
Bachelors Degree8,90916.38%
Graduate Degree4,3708.04%
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Medford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,17140,99911,605
Hispanic6,6963,891833
Multiple Races1,6591,421350
Asian1,044830400
Other Race76141752
Native American64750816
Islander337337172
Black3282724

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 51.04%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,923$36,953$26,741
Less Than High School$22,500$25,531$17,377
High School Grad$27,482$31,278$25,538
Some College$30,311$37,711$25,751
Bachelors Degree$46,378$52,126$34,196
Graduate Degree$54,831$68,345$49,902

$30,923

Average Earnings

$36,953

Average Male

$26,741

Average Female

Medford Language

Medford Language by Age

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Medford Language

87.25% of Medford residents speak only English, while 12.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.27% of the population.

Medford Poverty

Medford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,81310,10616.90%
Hispanic12,8883,52827.37%
Multiple3,69486123.31%
Native1,18941434.82%
Black60826643.75%
Other1,35822916.86%
Asian1,200957.92%
Islander543417.55%

19.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.83%

Male Poverty Rate

21.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Medford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Medford is Black, with 43.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Medford is Islander, with 7.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.84%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.43%
High School18.91%
Some College16.25%
Bachelors or Greater5.97%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.63%
Male Unemployed26.49%
Female Employed13.15%
Male Employed10.05%

Medford Income

Medford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,567$63,257
Families$55,974$74,034
Married Families$71,832$88,035
Non Families$31,914$40,912
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Medford Marital Status

Medford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 Veterans

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6,218

Number of Veterans

5,749

Male Veterans

469

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,109
First Gulf War1,070
Second Gulf War897
Korea760
World War II383
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,781
65 to 741,544
35 to 541,355
55 to 641,058
18 to 34480
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,81510.53%
Hispanic2823.45%
2 or More2009.18%
Black7722.00%
Asian443.96%
Hawaiian348.63%
Other282.92%
Indian202.75%

Medford Veterans by Education

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10.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Medford Employment Status

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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41.94%

Born in Oregon

92.32%

Native Born

7.68%

Foreign Born

4.63%

Non Citizen

3.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.32% of Medford residents were born in the United States, with 41.94% having been born in Oregon. 4.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202084,3971,0251.23%
201983,3721,0251.24%
201882,3471,2111.49%
201781,1361,0251.28%
201680,1111,1671.48%
201578,9441,2211.57%
201477,7239641.26%
201376,7596550.86%
201276,1045410.72%
201175,5635700.76%
201074,99311,8391.73%
200063,15416,2033.01%
199046,9517,2051.68%
198039,74610,7733.21%
197028,9734,5481.72%
196024,4257,1203.51%
195017,3056,0244.37%
194011,2812740.25%
193011,0075,2516.70%
19205,756-3,084-4.20%
19108,8407,84024.35%
19001,000330.34%
18909670.00%