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Unemployment Rate. Median Income. Median Home Price. Median Age. Comfort Index Climate. Medford is historically an agricultural and timber processing center known for fruit growing particularly its pears. More recently it has evolved as a cultural and residential crossroads between California and the Pacific Northwest. The city itself is fairly nondescript but has undergone some renewal and has a full complement of shopping and retail establishments popular with locals and Californians passing through to avoid sales tax.
The timber industry is active but in long-term decline. Skiing, watersports, mountain biking, rafting, and hiking opportunities are abundant in the nearby mountains and Rogue River Valley. Ashland, 10 miles south, is a cute college town and arts community anchored by Southern Oregon State University and a renowned annual Shakespeare festival.
Read More about Medford. Ashland is particularly popular as a destination for California migrants, which has had the predictable effect on home prices, which are far higher than most of Oregon. That effect has also come to Medford and surrounding small towns but not to the same degree. High paying jobs remain scarce, and a number of migrants are retirees or self employed individuals capable of working remotely. The entire area is growing rapidly as more seek its attractive climate and surroundings and proximity to California features south and Pacific Northwest features north.
The Medford area is located in a mountain valley formed by the Rogue River and one of its tributaries. The valley is mainly farmland with tree-covered foothills and mountains. Ashland is located along the ascent toward Siskiyou Summit to the south. The climate is moderate with marked seasonal characteristics. Late fall, winter, and early spring are damp, cloudy, and cool under a marine influence. The rest of the year is sunny, warm, and dry. Summer high temperatures are around 90 degrees with low humidity and nights cooled by mountain air.
The Siskiyou and Coast Range rain shadows result in relatively light annual and mostly winter rainfall. Heavy winter snowfall in the surrounding mountains provides excellent skiing, but there is little snowfall in the valley.
The valley tends to fill with fog. Recent job growth is Positive. Medford jobs have increased by 1. More Economy. Today's Weather Climate Averages. More Voting Stats. Sinceit has had a population growth of 7. Learn More The National Average is An outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, is expected today from parts of the lower Mississippi Valley across much of the Southeast. Severe storms are expected for a few hours Monday morning mainly over the eastern Carolinas.
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Climate Graphs.The city was named in by David Loring, civil engineer and right-of-way agent for the Oregon and California Railroadafter Medford, Massachusettswhich was near Loring's hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. Medford is near the middle ford of Bear Creek. Ina group of railroad surveyors headed by S.
Citizens of neighboring Jacksonville hoped that it would pass between their town and Hanley Buttenear the present day Claire Hanley Arboretum. Such a move would have all but guaranteed prosperous growth for Jacksonville, but Dolson decided instead to stake the railroad closer to Bear Creek.
By Novembera depot site had been chosen and a surveying team led by Charles J. Howard was hard at work platting the new town. They completed their work in early Decemberlaying out 82 blocks for development. James Sullivan Howard, a merchant and surveyor,  claimed to have built the town's first building in January though blacksmith Emil Piel was advertising for business at the "central depot" in the middle of December Howard's store became Medford's first post office, with Howard serving as postmaster.
The establishment of the post office led to the incorporation of Medford as a town by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 24, and again as a city in Howard held the position of postmaster for Medford's first ten years, and again held the post upon his death on November 13, The beginning of the 20th century was a transitional period for the area.
Medford built a new steel bridge over Bear Creek to replace an earlier one which washed away three years before. Without a bridge, those wanting to cross had to ford the stream, typically using a horse-drawn wagon; the first automobile did not arrive in Medford until Haskins had opened a drugstore just after the town was platted, and in he allowed the Medford Library Association to open a small library in that store.
Five years later the library moved to Medford's new city hall, in another four years, Andrew Carnegie 's donation allowed a dedicated library to be built. Construction on the Medford Carnegie Library was completed in InMedford took the title of county seat of Jackson County away from nearby Jacksonville.
Until the s, Medford was a sundown town where African Americans and other nonwhites were not allowed to live or stay at night. In Interstate 5 was completed immediately adjacent to downtown Medford to replace the Oregon Pacific Highway.
It has been blamed for the decline of small businesses in downtown Medford since its completion,  but nevertheless remains an important route for commuters wishing to travel across the city.
The high volume of traffic on Interstate 5 led to the completion of a new north Medford interchange in The project began in and was completed in Since the s, Medford has dedicated an appreciable amount of resources to urban renewal in an attempt to revitalize the downtown area.
Streets have been realigned, new sidewalks, traffic signals, and bicycle lanes were installed, and two new parking garages have been built. Downtown Medford also received a new library building to replace the historic Medford Carnegie Library and now boasts satellite campuses for both Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University.
Economic problems in and put a hold on The Commons project, a collaboration between the city of Medford and Lithia Motors. The Commons is anchored by the new corporate headquarters of Lithia Motors, Inc. Included in The Commons are two public park blocks slated to be informal public gathering areas as well as an area for special events such as the farmer's market.
According to the United States Census Bureauthe city has a total area of The nearest interstate highway is I-5which runs northwest-southeast through the center of the city.Ask a question or share local news. Firefighters were called to a long-term care facility "hard-hit" by the coronavirus.
Before they left, they asked for a grocery list. The city is collecting donations to support businesses and residents in need. What to expect from the weather this weekend in the Medford area. By Weather News, Patch Staff. The city is asking business owners to complete a survey to determine how best to meet their needs during the pandemic.
This property needs some TLC, but it features five bedrooms, a finished basement, spiral staircase and more. Here is the latest on the coronavirus in Medford. Lungo-Koehn said the National Guard has been helping at some local facilities, where the death toll "can and likely will continue to rise.
Look inside the most recently listed houses available now in the Medford area. By Lindsay Smythe, Neighbor. Also this week: the city reported five deaths from the coronavirus and the mayor signed an order on collection of taxes.
The death toll surpassed Thursday as health officials announced thousands of new cases across Massachusetts.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is making drive-up coronavirus testing available at all of its locations seven days a week. The number of coronavirus cases in Medford rose to Wednesday. From Girl Scout cookies to surgical masks, here's how local businesses and groups are contributing to first responders. Here's how you can register for kindergarten online. Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn started a StayHomeFor social media challenge over the weekend to encourage residents to stay connected.
The university is helping hospitals prepare for a surge of cases that threatens to overwhelm their capacity. Explores two methodologies for home instruction. By trottar1 aol. The state AG's office has struggled to get a response from the company, which is still charging members during the coronavirus crisis.
We asked local businesses to update their status and created a handy guide from their responses. Medford Police Department receives donation of plush "Trouble the Dogs" to help First Responders soothe children in crisis. By Melanie Fleming, Neighbor. Nearby Places. Ask a question or share local news Medford Local News. Apr Featured Announcement Mar Featured Announcement 1d. Housing Apr 7. See more local classifieds. Local Weather posted.Subscribe to updates from the City of Medford, and you'll get emails announcing new topics and the outcome of existing topics.
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