Medford, Oklahoma Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The 2000 US Census identified 1,947 households, of which 1,132 were family households. The remaining 815 were non-family households. Married couples make up nearly two-thirds of the family households in the City of Medford. Despite this relatively high percentage, the City is not as diverse as its neighboring communities. There are few good paying jobs, no local colleges or universities, and a dearth of entertainment opportunities.

Medford is a charming, smaller town in a large metropolitan area. Many people prefer living in a smaller city, and its growth rate is consistent. Its industrial base is strong, and its many parks and recreation facilities are appealing to many residents. Residents note the "yuppie vs. townie" tensions. Although many people think Medford is as progressive as Somerville, it's still far from perfect. One former resident, for instance, experienced homophobic shouts from cars.

The development of public transportation in the City of Medford was spurred by two major changes. First, land availability improved. With the introduction of the railroad, land became more affordable for small home owners. Second, transportation improved. The railroad was a better option for travel between Boston and Medford than the streetcar. Eventually, people began to use the streetcar to travel between the two cities. In the meantime, land was available for more small home lots, and the city grew.

Income and poverty levels in the City of Medford, MA, were calculated using money income thresholds. The largest percentage of households paid taxes in the $3k+ range. In addition, 56.2% of housing units in Medford, MA, were owned by their owners as of 2019. This is lower than the national average of 64.1%. There is a high percentage of poverty among Black and Asian households in Medford, but these are just the statistics.