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Medford, Massachusetts

Medford is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,765.


\nMedford is located at 42°25'12" North, 71°6'29" West (42.419996, -71.107942)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.4 km² (8.6 mi²). 21.1 km² (8.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.79% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 55,765 people, 22,067 households, and 13,505 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,645.1/km² (6,851.3/mi²). There are 22,687 housing units at an average density of 1,076.1/km² (2,787.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.45% White, 6.10% African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 2.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 22,067 households out of which 23.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 3.04. In the city the population is spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $52,476, and the median income for a family is $62,409. Males have a median income of $41,704 versus $34,948 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,707. 6.4% of the population and 4.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.7% are under the age of 18 and 7.4% are 65 or older.