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Welcome to Medford ...

The city of Medford is located in Middlesex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Medford has a population of 57,367 people<2> (see below for details).

Medford was settled in 1630.

The community of Medford is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Medford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Medford: (781) & (339)<4>

The ZIP codes for Medford: 02153, 02155<5>

Websites for Medford ...

Official Website: www.medford.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Medford had an population of 57,367 people. This is an increase of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Medford had a population of 56,173 people. This makes Medford the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Medford represents 0.86% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 56,173 people, the population of Medford has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 55,765 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Medford.

Communities Also Named Medford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Medford - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Medford.

Communities near Medford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Medford.

  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Medford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Medford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Medford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Medford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Medford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Medford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Medford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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    • Peabody [Essex County]
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      • Peabody [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Medford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
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    • Salem [Essex County]
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      • Salem [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Medford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
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    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Medford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Medford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Medford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Medford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Medford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Medford. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Medford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Medford ...

Looking for more information about Medford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Medford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Medford.

Adding Medford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Medford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Medford was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Medford on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Medford on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Medford: www.medford.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Medford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Medford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Medford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Medford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Medford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MedfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4187, Longitude: -71.1040    






















 

 

 

 

 


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