About the Rogue Valley

    Population of Medford:
    77,677 (2013 estimate as of 12/12/2014
    
    Population of Jackson County:
    208,545 (2013 estimate as of 12/12/2014
    
    Fastest Growing Cities in Jackson County:
    Central Point and Eagle Point
    
    Median Age of Jackson County Residents:
    36.5 years
    (Oregon’s average is 37.4 years)
    
    Largest Ethnic Group in the Rogue Valley:
    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin
    
    Age Breakdown in Jackson County:
    (2013 estimate as of 12/12/2014)
    Under 18 - 21.2%
    19 to 64 - 59.3%
    65 and Older - 19.5%
    
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    Jackson County Housing Costs:
    Average home prices (Data from The Mail Tribune and Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service):
    Jackson County - $201,250
    East Medford - $207,450
    West Medford - $113,450
    Ashland - $331,000
    Central Point - $159,000
    
    The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Medford is $600-$950 per month. The average rent for a three-bedroom house in Medford is $700-$1,500 per month.
    
    Location:
    Medford is located midway between Portland, OR, which is about 273 miles to the north, and San Francisco, CA, which is 374 miles to the south.  Just 27 miles from the northern California border, Interstate 5 links Medford to major population centers north and south.  Highway 62 north is the main route out of the valley to Crater Lake and Central Oregon.  Highway 140 links Medford to Klamath Falls and southeastern Oregon.
    
    Medford: Miles From
    Bend 175
    Brookings 130
    Crater Lake 80
    Denver 1,340
    Eugene 165
    Florence 200
    Grants Pass 25
    Klamath Falls 76
    Portland 273
    Reno 305
    San Francisco 364
    Seattle 455
    
    Area’s Highest Mountain:
    Mt. McLoughlin
    
    Area’s Major Rivers:
    Rogue River and its two tributaries, the Applegate & Illinois Rivers
    
    Climate:
    The surrounding mountain ranges, which include the Cascades, the rugged Coastal Range and the Siskiyou Mountains, help to moderate Medford’s annual rainfall, which is generally less than 20 inches.  Snow is common and heavy in the mountains, but light on the valley floor where it normally melts within a few hours.  During the winter, the daily low dips into the middle 30s.  Fog is often to blame for airport delays in the winter months.  Highs in the summer average around 90 degrees, though there are a handful of “scorchers” with temperatures in the high 90s to low 100s.  The average growing season is 170 days.
    
    Temperature and Precipitation:
    Mean Annual Temperature - 56.4 F (13.3 C)
    Record Low - (-10 F) (-23.3 C) December 1919
    Record High - 115 F (46.1 C) July 1946
    Mean Annual Precipitation - 20.6 inches (52.4 cm)
    
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    Elementary Schools in Medford
    
    Howard Elementary School
    
    Elementary School
    
    286 Mace Rd, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3760
    
    Jefferson Elementary School
    
    Elementary School
    
    333 Holmes Ave, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3800
    
    Hoover Elementary School
    
    Elementary School
    
    2323 Siskiyou Blvd, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3750
    
    Kennedy Elementary School
    
    Elementary School
    
    2860 N Keene Way Dr, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3810
    
    Washington Elementary School
    
    Elementary School
    
    610 S Peach St, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3860
    
    Roosevelt Elementary School
    
    Education & Training
    
    1212 Queen Anne Ave, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3840
    
    Jackson Elementary School
    
    Education & Training
    
    713 Summit Ave, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3770
    
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    
    Elementary School
    
    3101 Mclaughlin Dr, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3730
    
    Oak Grove Elementary School
    
    2838 W Main St, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3830
    
    Lone Pine Elementary School
    
    Elementary School
    
    3158 Lone Pine Rd, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3820
    
    
    
    
    Middle Schools 
    
    Mcloughlin Middle School
    
    Middle School
    
    320 W 2nd St, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3717
    
    Hedrick Middle School
    
    Middle School
    
    1501 E Jackson St, Medford, OR · (541) 842-3702
    
    White Mountain Middle School
    
    Middle School
    
    550 Wilson Way, White City, OR · (541) 830-6730
    
    Scenic Middle School
    
    Middle School
    
    1955 Scenic Ave, Central Point, OR · (541) 494-6400
    
    Eagle Point Middle School
    
    Middle School
    
    477 Reese Creek Rd, Eagle Point, OR · (541) 830-1250
    
    Lorna Byrne Middle School
    
    K-12
    
    795 NE 12th St, Grants Pass, OR · (541) 476-2675
    
    Talent Middle School
    
    Middle School
    
    102 Christian Ave, Talent, OR · (541) 535-1552
    
    Hanby Middle School
    
    Middle School
    
    806 6th Ave N, Gold Hill, OR · (541) 494-6800
    
    South Middle School
    
    Education & Training
    
    1137 SE Gladiola Dr, Grants Pass, OR · (541) 474-5790
    
    South Middle School
    
    K-12
    
    707 NE Dean Dr, Grants Pass, OR · (541) 474-5708
    
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    Hospitals
    
    Providence Medford Medical Center
    
    1111 Crater Lake Ave.
    Medford, OR 97504 6225
    
    541-732-5000
    
    
    
    
    Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
    
    2825 E. Barnett Rd.
    Medford, OR 97504
    
    541-789-7000
    
    
    
    
    Medford Utilities - Street, Storm Drain, Sanitary Sewer, Public Safety and Parks Fees:
    
    City of Medford Engineering Department
    200 S. Ivy Street
    Medford, OR  97501
    (541) 774-2141
    
    Cable TV:
    
    Charter Communications
    P.O. Box 399
    Medford, OR 97501
    (866) 731-5420
    
    Electricity:
    
    Pacific Power & Light
    (888) 221-7070
    
    Natural Gas:
    
    Avista Natural Gas
    Business Park Drive
    Medford, OR 97501
    (800) 727-9170
    
    Telephone:
    
    Qwest
    (800) 491-0118
    
    Garbage:
    
    Rogue Disposal & Recycling
    One West Main Street
    (541) 779-4161
    
    Water:
    
    Medford Water Commission
    200 S. Ivy St Room 177
    Medford, OR 97501
    (541) 774-2430
    
    
    
    
    Avista Utilities
    
    580 Business Park Drive
    Medford, OR 97504
    
    800-227-9187
    
    
    
    
    Medford Irrigation District
    
    5045 Jacksonville Hwy
    Central Point, OR 97502
    
    541-899-9913
    
    Oregon Energy Green, Inc.
    
    1215 Stowe Ave., Suite B
    Medford, OR 97501
    
    541-200-2000
    
    
    
    
    Rogue Valley Sewer Services
    
    138 W. Vilas Rd.
    Central Point, OR 97502
    
    541-779-4144
    
    541-664-6300