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0.42% growth
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The economy of Medford, MA employs 32,388 people. The economy of Medford, MA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Educational Services; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.76; 1.67; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Medford, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,280), Educational Services (5,046), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (4,063), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,906), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($67,011), and Finance & Insurance ($59,327).

Median household income in Medford, MA is $79,607. Males in Medford, MA have an average income that is 0.9 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,764. The income inequality of Medford, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Medford, MA. In Middlesex County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 128 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,120. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Medford, MA is from the county of Middlesex County, MA.

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Medford, MA is home to a population of 57,180 people, from which 89% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Medford, MA is composed of 42,417 White residents (74.2%), 5,199 Black residents (9.1%), 4,577 Asian residents (8%), 3,149 Hispanic residents (5.51%), and 1,492 Two+ residents (2.61%). The most common foreign languages in Medford, MA are Spanish (2,413 speakers), French Creole (2,316 speakers), and Portuguese (2,273 speakers), but compared to other places, Medford, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (2,273 speakers), Greek (840 speakers), and French Creole (2,316 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Medford, MA awarded 237 degrees. The student population of Medford, MA is skewed towards females, with 20 male students and 217 female students. Most students in Medford, MA are White (165 and 69.6%), followed by Black or African American (24 and 10.1%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 7.59%), and Asian (15 and 6.33%). The largest universities in Medford, MA by number of graduates are Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy (128 and 54%), Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (109 and 46%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Medford, MA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (99 and 41.8%), Massage Therapy (29 and 12.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Medford, MA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Medford, MA is $421,200, which is 2.05 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $401,000 to $421,200, a 5.04% increase. The homeownership rate of Medford, MA is 56.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Medford, MA have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Medford, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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