Medford, Oregon 

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+34.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

102.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 5.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Medford, Oregon

Medford, Oregon provides a perfect blend between modern life and stunning views of nearby Crater Lake National Park or Starvation Creek State Park. Small-town complex - Southern Oregon along I-5, 30 miles north of the California border.
State: Oregon
County: Jackson County
Metro Area: Medford Metro Area
City: Medford
Zip Codes: 97504 97501
Cost of Living: 2.3% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 1298 ft above sea level

Medford, Or Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Nearby recreation
Attractive setting
College-town element
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.


The unemployment rate in Medford is 7.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Medford jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Medford's cost of living is 2.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Medford's Cost of Living

June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Medford, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Jackson county remained Republican, 50.2% to 46.8%. More Voting Stats

Medford's population is 84,894 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 16.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Medford is $376,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.8%.

Medford public schools spend $8,910 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.9 students per teacher in Medford. More Education

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Housing Market in Medford

It's a good time to buy in Medford. Home Appreciation is up 3.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Medford is $376,700.
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Reviews for Medford   51 Reviews
Nice to visit but not a great place to live - 11/30/2021
Our family moved to Medford in early 2017 and we cannot wait to leave. Every summer since we arrived has been filled with oppressive and persistent smoke to the point... Read More

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Medford is a Lovely Town to Nestle Into and Enjoy - 9/4/2021
My husband and I semi-retired here in 2014 after considering several around the same size in terms of population. We love the four seasons here as well as the gorgeous... Read More

Kiss the ground in Medford - 6/15/2021
We have lived here for 12 years now and find it to be a great place to live. When I read a post that blames Trump for the homeless population and how, "things will be... Read More

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