Medford, MA

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2022 Population
61,748
1.71% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
0.84% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.42%
2.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$114,863
6.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$669,600
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,347
0.449% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Medford, MA had a population of 61.7k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $114,863. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Medford, MA grew from 60,708 to 61,748, a 1.71% increase and its median household income grew from $107,853 to $114,863, a 6.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Medford, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.5%).

None of the households in Medford, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.9% of the residents in Medford, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Medford, MA are Tufts University (168148) (4,195 degrees awarded in 2022), Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy (362782) (201 degrees), and Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (115 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Medford, MA was $669,600, and the homeownership rate was 53.3%.

Most people in Medford, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Medford, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Medford, MA is home to a population of 61.7k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.5% of Medford, MA residents were born outside of the country (14.5k people).

In 2022, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Medford, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.91k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.9%
2022 Citizenship
89.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.9% of Medford, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Medford, MA was 89.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Medford, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.7k ± 1.43k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.91k ± 1.08k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.7k ± 799
8.36%
Hispanic Population
5.16k people

In 2022, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Medford, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.91k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.36% of the people in Medford, MA are hispanic (5.16k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

23.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.5k people
22.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.7k people

As of 2022, 23.5% of Medford, MA residents (14.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Medford, MA was 22.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    550 ± 219
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    357 ± 163
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    254 ± 173

Medford, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Medford, MA employs 37.3k people. The largest industries in Medford, MA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,953 people), and Educational Services (4,812 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,097), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($99,497), and Public Administration ($98,333).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

37.3k
2022 Value
± 1,732
0.449%
1 Year growth
± 6.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Medford, MA grew at a rate of 0.449%, from 37.2k employees to 37.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Medford, MA, are Management Occupations (4,438 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,414 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,377 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Medford, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.3k
2022 Value
± 1,732
0.449%
1 Year growth
± 6.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Medford, MA grew at a rate of 0.449%, from 37.2k employees to 37.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Medford, MA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,953 people), and Educational Services (4,812 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Medford, MA, though some of these residents may live in Medford, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$73,258
Median earning men ± $6,810
$54,878
Median earning women ± $5,093

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($130,764), Wholesale Trade ($128,077), and Public Administration ($107,123).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($82,058), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,977), and Information ($76,544).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Medford, MA awarded 4,511 degrees. The student population of Medford, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,541 male students and 8,357 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Medford, MA are White (2,389 and 60.5%), followed by Asian (595 and 15.1%), Hispanic or Latino (366 and 9.26%), and Black or African American (238 and 6.02%).

The largest universities in Medford, MA by number of degrees awarded are Tufts University (168148) (4,195 and 93%), Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy (362782) (201 and 4.46%), and Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (115 and 2.55%).

The most popular majors in Medford, MA are International Relations & Affairs (383 and 8.49%), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (231 and 5.12%), and Dentistry (225 and 4.99%).

The median tuition cost in Medford, MA for private four year colleges is $63,804.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Medford, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 9.69%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 50.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,898 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,898 students enrolled in Medford, MA, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,251 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 171 degrees awarded
  3. 138 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Medford, MA was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 198 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,195 degrees awarded
  2. 201 degrees awarded
  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tufts University (168148) with 4,195 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,726 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Medford, MA, which is 0.62 times less than the 2,785 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,389 degrees mean that there were 4.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 595 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($63,804) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Medford, MA was $669,600 in 2022, which is 2.38 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $588,100 to $669,600, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Medford, MA is 53.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Medford, MA have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Medford, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Medford, MA is $114,863. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Medford, MA was Census Tract 3392 with a value of $176,454, followed by Census Tract 3396 and Census Tract 3398.02, with respective values of $131,107 and $124,545.

Property

$669,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,774
$13,520
Median Property Taxes
±$911

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Rent vs Own

53.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.3% of the housing units in Medford, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3392
  2. Census Tract 3396
  3. Census Tract 3398.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Medford, MA was Census Tract 3392 with a value of $176,454, followed by Census Tract 3396 and Census Tract 3398.02, with respective values of $131,107 and $124,545.

The following map shows all of the places in Medford, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$114,863
Median Household Income
± $6,610
25.4k
Number of Households
± 1,342

In 2022, the median household income of the 25.4k households in Medford, MA grew to $114,863 from the previous year's value of $107,853.

The following chart displays the households in Medford, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Medford, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (51.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.5%)
  3. Public Transit (15.1%)

In 2022, 51.6% of workers in Medford, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.5%) and those who used public transit to get to work (15.1%).

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Medford, MA have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Medford, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Medford, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Medford, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Medford, MA (4.43k out of 59.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Medford, MA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Medford, MA has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 0.577% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see 782 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.39% decrease from the previous year (793 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 976 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 157 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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782 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Middlesex County, MA

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see an average of 782 patients per year. This represents a 1.39% decrease from the previous year (793 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Middlesex County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.2% under 18 years, 34.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.7%
Uninsured
60.1%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
0.577%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Medford, MA grew by 1.94% from 3.63% to 3.7%.

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