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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Medford is a town in Oregon with a population of 79,246. Medford is in Jackson County. Living in Medford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Medford there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Medford and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Medford are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Medford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    332.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    568.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,387.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    433.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Medford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,361
National
$55,322
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Medford is a good town. I enjoy the central location to all thing's outdoors and love the rural life. Medford like any other city has it's problems but I love the proximity my city has to Craterlake, the Redwoods and Oregon Coast. Having lived in the big city I also like the lack of noise and wide open spaces. My one complaint is that too many businesses close up at 9pm and I wish that we had more night life. It would be nice for those of us who are night-owls and for college students ( I fit both categories). Fortunately Medford is growing and in many cases for the better!
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Home town feel, and so close to lots of great outdoor activities! Medford has a lot for people to get involved in. It's a generous community that wants to help with the needs of the less fortunate. There is a lot of growth in housing and the new freeway addition has helped a lot for traffic to run smoother in the main part of town.
I have grown up in Medford my whole life, its a small but growing town in Southern Oregon and it is beautiful. You can drive in any direction around you and find some of the most amazing, secluded scenery you'll ever see! Whether it's hiking through the forrest, swimming in the rivers and lakes, or visiting the hundreds of waterfalls hidden around us, you'll find something beautiful. When getting into the downtown area its not the greatest, and there isn't much to do here as a teenager unless you're into the outdoors. Hopefully that changes because as the town keeps growing it does feel like its getting overcrowded. Overall awesome place to live, Oregon rocks!!