Medford, MA Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 57,797 (100% urban, 0% rural). >Population change since 2000: +3.6%

Population (male): 27,619

Median Age: 35.8 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,656.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Medford: 141.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (20.2%), Irish (14.2%), Haitian (7.3%), Brazilian (3.6%), American (3.4%), Portuguese (3.0%).

Elevation: 14 feet

Races:
      White alone - 42,055 - 71.9%
      Black alone - 5,722 - 9.8%
      Asian alone - 5,198 - 8.9%
      Hispanic - 3,459 - 5.9%
      Two or more races - 1,525 - 2.6%
      Other race alone - 388 - 0.7%
      American Indian alone - 50 - 0.09%

Until 1656, all of northern Medford was owned by Cradock, his heirs, or Edward Collins. Medford was governed as a "peculiar" or private plantation. As the land began to be divided among several people from different families, the new owners began to meet and make decisions locally and increasingly independently from the Charlestown town meeting. In 1674, a Board of Selectmen was elected, in 1684, the colonial legislature granted the ability to raise money independently, and in 1689, a representative to the legislature was chosen. The town got its own religious meeting room in 1690, and a secular meeting house in 1696.

Recognitions and Certifications

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Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

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DNA testing can be used for the following purposes

  • Birth Certificate Modification
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Adoption
  • Wills/Insurance
  • Immigration

DNA Paternity Testing Medford

A DNA test for paternity purposes determines the biological father of a child. Every human inherits specific DNA from both biological parents, half from the mother and half from the father. A DNA test examines a child’s DNA pattern with that of a alleged father to determine if the child and the alleged father have the same DNA. Results of a properly administered DNA test utilizing a AABB accredited laboratory are 99.9% accurate. While DNA paternity testing maybe stressful for some parties involved, Accredited Drug Testing is committed to making the entire DNA paternity testing experience, professional, convenient, confidential and Stress Free.

Establishing a biological relationship is important and has many benefits including

  • Medical history for the child
  • Establishing legal, custodial and inheritance claims
  • Enhances the family unit and bond between father and other family members

When administering a DNA test to a child/minor, the legal guardian must be present and provide authorization for the DNA test to be conducted. The legal guardian can be the mother, father or other natural or court ordered person who has legal decision making authority over the minor child.

DNA Immigration Testing

DNA testing can be used for reasons relating to immigration and the biological relationship between a petitioner and affiliated individual. DNA immigration testing can be used for paternity tests, maternity tests, sibling relationship and other purposes required by the U.S Department of State. Accredited Drug Testing will coordinate the entire process, including scheduling the DNA test for parties located in the United States and forward the DNA collection kit to the U.S Embassy located in a foreign country where the other party is located. Once the DNA collection has occurred at one of our testing centers in the U.S and at the U.S Embassy where the other parties are located, Accredited Drug Testing will ensure that all specimens are sent to the lab for DNA testing and provide the results once the AABB laboratory has analyzed the DNA test.

What is a DNA test?

A DNA test is a procedure to determine if exact biological characteristics exist in one person’s DNA and those exact same DNA characteristics in another person’s DNA makeup. As humans each of us have different DNA makeup, however parents and children have the same DNA, siblings from the same parents have the same DNA and grandparents have the same DNA as grandchildren. A DNA test is a non-intrusive procedure usually utilizing a oral swab from all parties, which then follows a specific chain of custody process in which the oral swab specimens are sent to a certified and accredited AABB laboratory. The Laboratory than analyzes the DNA specimen and provides the results. DNA test results are 99.9% accurate.

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92 HIGH ST 0.3 miles

92 HIGH ST
MEDFORD, MA 2155
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37 MANNING ST
MEDFORD, MA 2155
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20 S BORDER RD
MEDFORD, MA 2155
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101 STATION LNDG
MEDFORD, MA 2155
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219 CENTRE ST
MALDEN, MA 2148
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SOMERVILLE, MA 2143
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5 MIDDLESEX AVE
SOMERVILLE, MA 2145
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16 WESTWOOD RD
SOMERVILLE, MA 2143
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CAMBRIDGE, MA 2138
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601 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 2138
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1493 CAMBRIDGE ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 2139
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725 CONCORD AVE STE 5100
CAMBRIDGE, MA 2138
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1400 CAMBRIDGE ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 2139
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Onsite Only #1
Cambridge, MA 2139
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ON-SITE FOR POH ONLY
STONEHAM, MA 2180
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ALLSTON, MA 2134
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124 WESTERN AVE
ALLSTON, MA 2134
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BELMONT, MA 2478
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BOSTON, MA 2114
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STONEHAM, MA 2180
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Watertown, MA 2472
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1 HARBORSIDE DR
EAST BOSTON, MA 2128
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101 ARCH ST STE 20
BOSTON, MA 2110
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1101 Beacon St, 1st floor 5.1 miles

1101 Beacon St, 1st floor
Brookline, MA 2446
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1180 Beacon St Ste 1D,
Brookline, MA 2446
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358 HARVARD ST
BROOKLINE, MA 2446
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1285 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 2446
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736 CAMBRIDGE ST DEPARTMENT OF OCC HLTH AND TRAVEL
BRIGHTON, MA 2135
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POH on-site only 5.4 miles

POH on-site only
WOBURN, MA 1801
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Onsite Only
Woburn Ma, MA 1801
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800 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5225
WOBURN, MA 1801
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600 W Cummings Park Ste 3400
Woburn, MA 1801
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319 Longwood Ave,
Boston, MA 2115
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500 CUMMINGS CTR Ste 4350
BEVERLY, MA 1915
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16 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 2180
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850 HARRISON AVE STE 1N67
BOSTON, MA 2118
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156 SAINT ANDREW RD
EAST BOSTON, MA 2128
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On-site only 6.1 miles

On-site only
Wakefield, MA 1880
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125 PARKER HILL AVE
BOSTON, MA 2120
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371 BROADWAY
SAUGUS, MA 1906
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90 MIDDLESEX TPKE
BURLINGTON, MA 1803
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35 BEDFORD ST
LEXINGTON, MA 2420
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58 BEDFORD ST
LEXINGTON, MA 2420
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52 CREST AVE STE 7A
WINTHROP, MA 2152
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9 Faun Bar Avenue Ste 2
WINTHROP, MA 2152
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17 MAIN ST APT 2A
WAKEFIELD, MA 1880
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1 MARINA PARK DR.
WEST NEWTON, MA 2465
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1400 CENTRE ST, STE 208
NEWTON CENTER, MA 2459
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9 HOPE AVE
WALTHAM, MA 2453
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70 HOPE AVE APT 409
WALTHAM, MA 2453
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1030 MAIN ST
WALTHAM, MA 2451
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271 WESTERN AVE STE102
LYNN, MA 1904
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51 Sawyer Rd Ste 200
Waltham, MA 2453
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48 HAMILTON AVE
BILLERICA, MA 1821
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1996 CENTRE ST
WEST ROXBURY, MA 2132
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2100 DORCHESTER AVE 9.9 miles

2100 DORCHESTER AVE
DORCHESTER, MA 2124
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66B CONCORD ST
WILMINGTON, MA 1887
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1 ORTHOPEDICS DR LOWR LEVEL
PEABODY, MA 1960
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922 HIGHLAND AVE
NEEDHAM, MA 2494
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199 REEDSDALE RD
MILTON, MA 2186
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286 NEHOIDEN ST
NEEDHAM, MA 2492
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92 HIGHLAND ST
MILTON, MA 2186
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148 CHESTNUT ST
NEEDHAM, MA 2492
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510 BOSTON RD
BILLERICA, MA 1821
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229 Andover Street
Peabody, MA 1960
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200 PROVIDENCE HWY STE 202-203
DEDHAM, MA 2026
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370 PROVIDENCE HWY
DEDHAM, MA 2026
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140 Commonwealth Ave,
Danvers, MA 1923
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165 GRANITE ST
QUINCY, MA 2169
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21 SCHOOL ST
QUINCY, MA 2169
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500 Congress St Ste 1e,
Quincy, MA 2169
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2 Adams Place Suite 305
Quincy, MA 2169
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10 FORBES RD STE 260E
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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340 Wood Rd, Suite 302,
Braintree, MA 2184
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221 Boston Rd, Suite 1,
Billerica, MA 1862
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194 NORTH ST
DANVERS, MA 1923
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485 GRANITE ST
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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190 N MAIN ST
NATICK, MA 1760
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759 GRANITE ST
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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945 WORCESTER ST ROUTE 9W
NATICK, MA 1760
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100 BAY STATE DR
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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250 POND ST
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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345 MAIN ST
TEWKSBURY, MA 1876
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P.O. Box 546
Andover, MA 1810
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101 ACCESS RD STE 1B
NORWOOD, MA 2062
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7 FRANCINE RD
FRAMINGHAM, MA 1701
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700 Rogers Street,
Lowell, MA 1854
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38 VANDERBILT AVE STE E
NORWOOD, MA 2062
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50 WORCESTER RD STE 3
FRAMINGHAM, MA 1702
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7 DEANE ST
MAYNARD, MA 1754
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39 Village Square,
Chelmsford, MA 1824
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335 Morse St, 1st Floor,
Norwood, MA 2062
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138 Haverhill St,
Andover, MA 1810
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100 JOHN RD
CANTON, MA 2021
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851 Main Street, 2nd Floor
S. Weymouth, MA 2190
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61 Lincoln St, Suite 308
Framingham, MA 1702
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1 HOSPITAL DR
LOWELL, MA 1852
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7 INDEPENDENCE WAY APT 13
FRANKLIN, MA 2038
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223 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy,
Cohasset, MA 2025
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286 WASHINGTON ST
STOUGHTON, MA 2072
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10 RESEARCH PL STE 200
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA 1863
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200 SUTTON ST STE 135
NORTH ANDOVER, MA 1845
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75 Stockwell Dr
Avon, MA 2322
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1 GENERAL ST
LAWRENCE, MA 1841
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42 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 2061
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1 Branch St,
Methuen, MA 1844
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966 PARK ST UNIT B7
STOUGHTON, MA 2072
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60 EAST ST STE 1400
METHUEN, MA 1844
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28 Newton St
Southboro, MA 1772
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411 MERRIMACK ST STE 205
METHUEN, MA 1844
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380 MERRIMACK ST, STE B2
METHUEN, MA 1844
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1399 WASHINGTON ST
HANOVER, MA 2339
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81B MAIN ST
MEDWAY, MA 2053
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157 UNION ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 1752
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157 UNION ST
MARLBORO, MA 1752
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5 WINTER ST
HUDSON, MA 1749
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210 Quincy Ave,
Brockton, MA 2302
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215 SUMMER ST STE 14
HAVERHILL, MA 1830
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42 BOSTON POST RD W
MARLBOROUGH, MA 1752
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Onsite Only
Whitman, MA 2382
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Local Area Info: Medford, Massachusetts

Medford is a city 3.2 miles northwest of downtown Boston on the Mystic River in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. In the 2010 U.S. Census, Medford's population was 56,173. It is home to Tufts University, which has its campus along the Medford and Somerville border.

Medford was settled in 1630 as part of Charlestown. The area was originally called "Mistick" by Thomas Dudley (a name which persisted for many decades), which his party renamed "Meadford". The name may have come from a description of the "meadow by the ford" in the Mystic River, or from two locations in England that Cradock may have known: the hamlet of Mayford or Metford in Staffordshire near Caverswall, or from the parish of Maidford or Medford (now Towcester, Northamptonshire). In 1634, the land north of the Mystic River became the private plantation of former Governor Matthew Cradock; across the river was Ten Hills Farm, which belonged to John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony.

In 1637, the first bridge (a toll bridge) across the Mystic River was built at the site of the present-day Cradock Bridge, which carries Main Street into Medford Square. It would be the only bridge across the Mystic until 1787, and as such became a major route for traffic coming into Boston from the north (though ferries and fords were also used). The bridge would be rebuilt in 1880 and 1909.

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Population (total): Population in 2017: 57,797 (100% urban, 0% rural). >Population change since 2000: +3.6%

Population (male): 27,619

Median Age: 35.8 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,656.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Medford: 141.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (20.2%), Irish (14.2%), Haitian (7.3%), Brazilian (3.6%), American (3.4%), Portuguese (3.0%).

Elevation: 14 feet

Races:
      White alone - 42,055 - 71.9%
      Black alone - 5,722 - 9.8%
      Asian alone - 5,198 - 8.9%
      Hispanic - 3,459 - 5.9%
      Two or more races - 1,525 - 2.6%
      Other race alone - 388 - 0.7%
      American Indian alone - 50 - 0.09%

Until 1656, all of northern Medford was owned by Cradock, his heirs, or Edward Collins. Medford was governed as a "peculiar" or private plantation. As the land began to be divided among several people from different families, the new owners began to meet and make decisions locally and increasingly independently from the Charlestown town meeting. In 1674, a Board of Selectmen was elected, in 1684, the colonial legislature granted the ability to raise money independently, and in 1689, a representative to the legislature was chosen. The town got its own religious meeting room in 1690, and a secular meeting house in 1696.