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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Attractive setting
-College-town element

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Air quality
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Medford Metro Area


Medford is historically an agricultural and timber processing center known for fruit growing (particularly its pears). More recently it has evolved as a cultural and residential crossroads between California and the Pacific Northwest. The city itself is fairly nondescript but has undergone some renewal and has a full complement of shopping and retail establishments popular with locals and Californians passing through to avoid sales tax. The timber industry is active but in long-term decline. Skiing, watersports, mountain biking, rafting, and hiking opportunities are abundant in the nearby mountains and Rogue River Valley. Ashland, 10 miles south, is a cute college town and arts community anchored by Southern Oregon State University and a renowned annual Shakespeare festival.


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Quick Facts About Medford


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Medford is 8.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Medford jobs have Decreased by 1.01 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Medford's cost of living is 6.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Medford's population is 75,134 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.20 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Medford is $180,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Medford public schools spend $10,347 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 21.1 students per teacher in Medford.

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