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Medford, Oregon

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Welcome to Medford ...

The city of Medford is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Medford has a population of 81,780 people<1> (see below for details).

Medford was established in 1883.

The community of Medford is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Medford lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Medford: (541) & (458)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Medford had a population of 74,907 people (or 36.86% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Medford the county's most populous community.

The population of Medford represents 1.96% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 74,907 people, the population of Medford increased 18.61% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 63,154 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Medford had an population of 81,780 people. This is an increase of 9.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.49% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Medford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Ashland   [Map]   21,117   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Eagle Point   [Map]   9,139   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gold Hill   [Map]   1,284   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   2,894   W   5 miles [8 km]
Phoenix   [Map]   4,576   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rogue River   [Map]   2,294   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Medford. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Medford. Our list includes 29 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Medford:

Websites for Medford ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Medford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Medford.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Medford. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Medford:

The official website for Jackson County:

The official website for State of Oregon:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Medford.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Medford.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Medford. 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Medford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3375, Longitude: -122.8539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Medford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Medford.


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