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Medford is a city in Taylor County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Medford. For links to other places called Medford, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Medford is 45.138N. The longitude is -90.34W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,470 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,215.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,278
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Medford demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jeane Dixon, astrologist
Local festivals include:
  • Taylor County Fair - Aug. 2-5, 2007
  • Harvest Days - Oct. 25-28, 2007
  • North Central Rodeo Days - June 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Medford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Medford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Taylor County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54451 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

50% of Medford residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Medford ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Medford was $19,962, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Medford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Medford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $837.


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Libraries in Medford include Frances L. Simek Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Medford include Medford Star News

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Taylor County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medford political report.

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The average commute time for Medford workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Medford include Americinn Motel.

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