Medford, Oregon Population 2021

84,550
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Medford is a city located in Jackson County Oregon. It is also the county seat of Jackson County. With a 2020 population of 84,550, it is the 8th largest city in Oregon and the 414th largest city in the United States . Medford is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 12.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 74,907 in 2010. Medford reached it's highest population of 84,550 in 2021. Spanning over 26 miles, Medford has a population density of 3,279 people per square mile.

The average household income in Medford is $66,715 with a poverty rate of 17.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $972 per month, and the median house value is $265,400. The median age in Medford is 37.4 years, 36.5 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Medford Demographics

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

  • White: 88.85%
  • Two or more races: 4.52%
  • Native American: 1.86%
  • Other race: 1.85%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
The current population of Medford, Oregon is 84,550 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,333.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 74,907.

Medford, Oregon Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021224,0101,5330.68%
2020222,4771,5330.69%
2019220,9441,5330.69%
2018219,4112,6651.21%
2017216,7462,3801.10%
2016214,3662,9631.38%
2015211,4032,2141.05%
2014209,1892,0100.96%
2013207,1791,3270.64%
2012205,8521,1050.54%
2011204,7471,4060.69%
2010203,3410.00%

Medford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,09688.85%
Two or More Races3,6714.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5081.86%
Some Other Race1,4991.85%
Asian1,2021.48%
Black or African American7060.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4630.57%
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Medford Population by Race

Medford Population Pyramid $2021

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Medford Median Age

37.4


Total

36.5


Male

38.3


Female

Medford Adults

There are 62,004 adults, (14,258 of whom are seniors) in Medford.

Medford Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Medford Sex Ratio

Female

41,971

51.72%

Male

39,174

48.28%

Medford Population by Age

Medford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Medford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.3%30.7%
All51.4%48.6%
Male39%61%
Non Family37.9%62.1%
Female34.6%65.4%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Medford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,1762.4751.4
Married14,2253.1569.3
Non Family12,3441.3137.9
Female4,1063.2134.6
Male1,5013.4839

3.05

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Medford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3574.27%
9th to 12th Grade3,7096.73%
High School Graduate15,10227.39%
Some College15,34727.83%
Associates Degree4,7438.60%
Bachelors Degree9,04116.40%
Graduate Degree4,8398.78%
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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
White44,92042,03912,099
Hispanic6,6163,912904
2+ Races1,6791,485352
Asian1,029812373
Other Race76841856
Native American75861222
Black42536991
Islander265265126

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 47.55%.

Medford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,891$39,103$27,245
Less Than 9th Grade$21,847$26,475$17,934
High School Graduate$27,770$31,866$25,746
Some College$32,008$39,277$27,176
Bachelors Degree$49,220$53,831$38,663
Graduate Degree$57,419$71,684$52,704

$31,891

Average Earnings

$39,103

Average Male

$27,245

Average Female

Medford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Medford Language by Age

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Medford Language

87.54% of Medford residents speak only English, while 12.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.64% of the population.

Medford Language

Medford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,8709,56915.72%
Hispanic12,7152,80622.07%
Multiple3,62173320.24%
Native1,48753235.78%
Other1,48627818.71%
Black67026539.55%
Asian1,187927.75%
Islander463326.91%

17.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.80%

Male Poverty Rate

19.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Medford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Medford is Black, with 39.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Medford is Islander, with 6.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.23%.

Medford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.01%
High School18.03%
Some College15.77%
Bachelors or Greater6.16%

Medford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.34%
Male Unemployed30.71%
Female Employed11.11%
Male Employed8.23%

Medford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Medford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,116$66,715
Families$62,064$78,830
Married Families$76,350$92,825
Non Families$33,577$42,749
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Income by Household Type

Medford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

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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6,448

Number of Veterans

5,950

Male Veterans

498

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,188
Second Gulf War1,138
First Gulf War1,044
Korea635
World War II314

Medford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,811
65 to 741,616
35 to 541,296
55 to 641,170
18 to 34555

Medford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,06210.84%
Hispanic2563.12%
2+ Races1737.62%
Black9320.09%
Native American556.00%
Islander288.75%
Asian262.38%
Other Race111.13%

Medford Veterans by Race

Medford Veterans by Education

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10.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Medford Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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41.99%

Born in Medford

92.72%

Native Born

7.28%

Foreign Born

4.13%

Non Citizen

3.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.72% of Medford residents were born in the United States, with 41.99% having been born in Oregon. 4.13% 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
202184,5507390.88%
202083,8117390.89%
201983,0727390.90%
201882,3331,1421.41%
201781,1911,0171.27%
201680,1741,1841.50%
201578,9901,2271.58%
201477,7639231.20%
201376,8406870.90%
201276,1535360.71%
201175,6175740.76%
201075,04311,8891.74%
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%

Medford Population by Year