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Medford, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Medford had a population of 60,081 as of July 1, 2019. Medford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Medford is located at latitude 42.4184 and longitude -71.1062 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medford encompass a land area of 8.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Medford (GNIS ID: 619405) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Medford: Mistic, Mystic.

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Medford, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Medford, MA Housing Affordability Index is 86
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Medford, MA Wealth Index is 118
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 60,081
Population in Households 58,076
Population in Families 42,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,005
Population Density 7,419
Diversity Index1 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $89,063
Average Household Income $112,540
Per Capita Income $45,397
Wealth Index3 118

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,310 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,891 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,297 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $492,177
Housing Affordability Index2 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,201
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 13,945
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.73% 0.66%
Households 0.64% 0.65%
Families 0.59% 0.63%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Medford, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medford to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 93rd
Population Density # 15 94th
Diversity Index # 38 85th
Median Household Income # 87 65th
Per Capita Income # 99 60th

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