Medford is a city in and the county seat of Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States.
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.
The city has a total area of 25.74 square miles, of which, 25.73 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water.
In 1926, the beautiful and elegant Ginger Rogers performed at the Craterian Theater. In 1990, she moved to Medford, where she spent her summers.
The median age in Medford is 37.4 years, 36.5 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.
The lowest recorded temperature in Medford was −10 °F on December 13, 1919, and the highest recorded temperature was 115 °F on July 20, 1946, and June 28, 2021.
Medford became sister cities with Alba, Piedmont, Italy in 1960 and every other year, both Alba and Medford take turns exchanging students.
Medford had a total population of 85,824 and a metropolitan area population of 223,259, as of 2020.
The oldest park in Medford, Alba Park is located at the intersection of Holly and Main in downtown Medford was deeded to the city by the railroad company in 1888.
Medford is the first place to produce Comice pears outside of France.