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The City of Medford had a population of 4,251 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Medford is located at latitude 45.1378 and longitude -90.3444 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medford (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,470 feet.

The City of Medford (GNIS ID: 1583683) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Medford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Medford, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,251
Daytime Population: Workers 7,296
Daytime Population: Residents 2,013
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.19
Population in Households 4,111
Population in Familes 3,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 948
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $46,055
Average Household Income $60,926
Per Capita Income $26,997


Total Housing Units 2,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,193 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 767 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $122,622
Average Home Value $140,675


Total Households 1,960
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,147
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.36%
Households -0.17% -0.34%
Families 0.64% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Medford, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medford to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 163 79th
Population Density # 268 66th
Diversity Index # 565 28th
Median Household Income # 574 26th
Per Capita Income # 395 49th

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