Medford, Oregon

Medford is a city in and the county seat of Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States.[3] As of the 2020 United States Census on April 1, 2020, the city had a total population of 85,824 and a metropolitan area population of 223,259,[4] making the Medford MSA the fourth largest metro area in Oregon. The city was named in 1883 by David Loring, civil engineer and right-of-way agent for the Oregon and California Railroad, after Medford, Massachusetts, which was near Loring's hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. Medford is near the middle ford of Bear Creek.[5]

Medford, Oregon
Clockwise, from top: aerial image of Medford, City Hall, the Medford Carnegie Library, Vogel Plaza, and Bear Creek Park
Motto(s): 
Heart of the Rogue
Location of Medford in Jackson County and the state of Oregon
Medford, Oregon
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°19′55″N 122°51′43″W
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyJackson
Government
  MayorRandy Sparacino
  City managerBrian Sjothun
Area
  City and County seat25.79 sq mi (66.79 km2)
  Land25.78 sq mi (66.78 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,382 ft (421 m)
Population
  City and County seat85,824
  RankUS: 425th
  Density3,221.97/sq mi (1,243.99/km2)
  Urban
154,081 (US: 213th)
  Metro
223,259 (US: 206th)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
97501, 97504
Area codes541, 458
FIPS code41-47000
WebsiteCity of Medford