About the Area

    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