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Population (year 2000): 55,765. Estimated population in July 2005: 53,523 (-4.0% change)
Males: 26,133 (46.9%), Females: 29,632 (53.1%)

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Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $52,476 (year 2000)
Median house value: $226,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Medford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.0%)
  • Black (6.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

Ancestries: Italian (31.2%), Irish (25.6%), English (7.8%), German (3.8%), United States (3.2%), West Indian (3.0%).

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Elevation: 14 feet

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Medford,

For population 25 years and over in Medford

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Medford city

  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

16.2% Foreign born (6.6% Europe, 5.2% Latin America, 3.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,512 (-2.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (6.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (226.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Somerville, (2.1 miles MA (3.2 miles Cambridge, MA (3.3 miles Winchester, MA Malden, (3.3 miles MA (3.9 miles Everett, MA Arlington, (4.0 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,300

Latitude: 42.42 N, Longitude: 71.11 W

Area codes: 781, 339


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.3%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,552 (-15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,960 (17.5%)


 

Crime in Medford by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Rapes 6 8 8 8 2 9
    per 100,000 10.8 14.3 14.3 14.3 3.6 16.1
Robberies 18 27 39 45 67 63
    per 100,000 32.3 48.4 69.9 80.7 120.1 113.0
Assaults 177 92 50 25 15 14
    per 100,000 317.4 165.0 89.7 44.8 26.9 25.1
Burglaries 176 162 159 196 238 245
    per 100,000 315.6 290.5 285.1 351.5 426.8 439.3
Thefts 841 934 1,006 1,041 1,013 1,061
    per 100,000 1508.1 1674.9 1804.0 1866.8 1816.6 1902.6
Auto thefts 245 179 152 171 173 173
    per 100,000 439.3 321.0 272.6 306.6 310.2 310.2
195.0 166.3 158.6 162.7 170.2 178.8


Average climate in Medford, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Medford,

Medford-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Medford city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Main business address for: MYSTIC FINANCIAL INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED), CENTURY BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Medford:
  • CAMBRIDGE HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA)
  • MT AUBURN HOSP (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA)
  • STILLMAN INFIRMARY-HARVARD UNIV (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Medford:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 9 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 13 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 42 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Medford:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 17 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 19 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 21 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)

Amtrak stations near Medford:
  • 5 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 6 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $23,899 $47,798 1 $1,462
Parks and Recreation 7 $23,319 $39,975 0 $0
Natural Resources 4 $14,775 $44,325 0 $0
Other Government Administration 25 $82,158 $39,435 0 $0
Financial Administration 27 $106,163 $47,183 0 $0
Welfare 6 $19,421 $38,842 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $12,321 $49,284 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $13,309 $31,941 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 170 $627,774 $44,313 15 $14,730
Firefighters 132 $588,614 $53,510 0 $0
Health 9 $28,270 $37,693 2 $4,256
Fire - Other 2 $5,780 $34,680 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 131 $803,155 $73,571 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 40 $139,793 $41,937 2 $598
Local Libraries 21 $62,520 $35,725 14 $5,315
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 608 $2,037,486 $40,213 20 $7,140
Water Supply 19 $66,829 $42,207 0 $0
Sewerage 14 $59,712 $51,181 0 $0
Streets and Highways 35 $124,854 $42,807 0 $0
Totals for Government 1264 $4,840,151 $45,950 54 $33,501


Colleges/Universities in Medford:
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 8,627; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.tufts.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 131; Location: 170 GOVERNORS AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lmregisnurse.org)
  • ELIZABETH GRADY SCHOOL OF ESTHETICS (FT enrollment: 40; Location: 222 BOSTON AVENUE; Private, for-profit; Website: elizabethgrady.com)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Medford:
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Full-time enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 4 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 9,895)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 25,110)
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (about 6 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,122)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
Public high schools in Medford:
  • MEDFORD VOC TECH HIGH (Students: 250; Location: 489 WINTHROP STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CURTIS-TUFTS (Students: 33; Location: 437 MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Medford:
  • NEW ENGLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 49; Location: 30 SALEM STREET; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Medford:
  • MEDFORD HIGH (Students: 1,262; Location: 489 WINTHROP STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • JOHN J MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,118; Location: 3002 MYSTIC VALLEY PKWY; Grades: PK - 08)
  • MADELEINE DUGGER ANDREWS (Students: 586; Location: 3000 MYSTIC VALLEY PKWY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BROOKS SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: 388 HIGH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MILTON FULLER ROBERTS (Students: 515; Location: 35 COURT STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (Students: 404; Location: 37 HICKS AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN J. MCGLYNN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 3004 MYSTIC VALLEY PARKWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Medford:
  • ST JOHN SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 132 HIGH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 1 ST CLARE ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ELIOT PEARSON CHILDREN'S SCHOO (Students: 67; Location: 105 COLLEGE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 57; Location: 3600 MYSTIC VALLEY PARKWAY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE (Students: 44; Location: 273 MIDDLESEX AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • OAKLAND PARK CHILDRENS CTR (Students: 22; Location: 29 OAKLAND STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Medford:
  • MEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,122,907; Location: 111 HIGH ST.; 169,741 books; 5,124 audio materials; 5,460 video materials; 289 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Medford: Magoun Square (A), Memorial Steps (B), Park Street Railroad Station (C), Victory Field (D), Wellington Business Center (E), Wellington Circle Plaza (F), Fellsway Plaza (G), Hamilton Pool (H), East Hall (I), Eaton Hall (J), Sweet Hall (K), Malden Hospital Medical Library (L), Hillside Dormitory (M), Hill Hall (N), Anderson Hall (O), Houston Hall (P), Miner Hall (Q), Bacon Hall (R), Miller Hall (S), Ballou Hall (T).

Shopping Centers: Meadow Glen Mall Shopping Center (1), Medford Shopping Center (2), Wellington Circle Plaza Shopping Center (3), Wellington Circle Shopping Center (4), Wellington Circle Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Medford include: West Medford Congregational Church (A), Wesley United Methodist Church (B), Unity Church of God (C), Unitarian Universalist Church (D), Temple Shalom (E), Comunidade Evangelica Pentecostal Church (F), Saint Raphael Church (G), Saint Josephs Church (H).

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Salem Street Burying Ground (2).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bellevue Pond (A), Quarter Mile Pond (B), Mystic Reservoir (C), Middle Reservoir (D), South Reservoir (E), Wrights Pond (F), Salt Marsh (G), Wellington Marsh (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Malden River (A), Brooks Brook (B), Intervale Brook (C), Little Creek (D), Smelt Brook (E), Floyds Brook (F).

Parks in Medford include: Alumni Fields (1), Columbus Memorial Park (2), Grant Park (3), Harris Playground (4), Hillside Avenue Historic District (5), Royal Park (6), Tufts Park (7), Stevens Square (8), Old Ship Street Historic District (9).

Post office: (A).  


Medford compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Medford:
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medford:
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMFO (91.5 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: TUFTS UNIVERSITY)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Medford:
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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