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Welcome to Medford ...

The Town of Medford is located in Taylor County<1>.

The location of Medford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Medford has a population of 2,571 people<3> (see below for details).

Medford is 1,460 feet [445 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Medford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Medford: (715) & (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Medford had an population of 2,571 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Medford had a population of 2,606 people (which is 12.6% of the total population of Taylor County). This makes Medford the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Medford represents 0.05% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 341st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,606 people, the population of Medford increased 17.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,216 people).

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

Communities near Medford ...

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

  • Abbotsford [Clark County]
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    • Abbotsford [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Medford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,233 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbotsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
  • Colby [Clark County]
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    • Colby [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Medford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
  • Little Black [Taylor County]
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    • Little Black [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Medford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Black have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Black
  • Athens [Marathon County]
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    • Athens [Marathon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Medford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,077 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayville [Clark County]
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      • Mayville [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Medford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Johnson [Marathon County]
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      • Johnson [Marathon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Medford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson
    • Holway [Taylor County]
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      • Holway [Taylor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Medford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holton [Marathon County]
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      • Holton [Marathon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Medford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holton
    • Owen [Clark County]
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      • Owen [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Medford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 928 people
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    • Browning [Taylor County]
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      • Browning [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Medford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning

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. See our Newspapers Page for Medford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Taylor County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Medford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Taylor County: www.taylor-county.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Taylor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Medford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Medford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1705, Longitude: -90.3665       In this case, the coordinates for Medford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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