Location Profile

Medford, Oregon

Facility Type
Hospital (Acute Care - General)
Facility Location
Medford, Oregon
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is a nationally-recognized leader in care for Oregon. Their consistent commitment to state-of-the-art care sets them apart from other regional healthcare providers. Cancer care, diabetic care, sleep medicine, and neurosurgery are just a few specialties offered by the facility. Recent accolades for the provider include recognition as one of the Top 100 hospitals and the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by IBM Watson Health.

Community Overview

Medford, Oregon, is a large-sized town (city) of 85,824 people. Located in a flourishing and exciting area known as Rogue Valley, Medford is popular for its outdoor recreation, thanks to its abundance of sunny days. The city’s beautiful surroundings give visitors a bit of adventure through hiking, boating, fishing, and other activities. Attractions within Medford range from specialty museums to family fun centers. Regarding life in the city, residents find it affordable with various housing options. Medford’s efficient public transportation and short commutes make day-to-day life easy to handle. At the same time, the city’s proximity to other popular spots in Oregon and Northern California let you access hundreds of things to do on a weekend getaway. Newcomers to Medford will find it a welcoming, friendly community and quickly feel at home. Within the area are several destinations for Filipino food and culture. Parents enjoy Medford for its wide range of children’s activities, bustling library system, and excellent schools.

Community Links & Resources

Cost of Living

Medford is one of the most affordable cities in Oregon, with the cost of living 4% lower than the state average. The average rent cost is $1,095 to $2,050 a month; however, rents vary by location, building, lease terms, square feet, and other factors.

Medford’s housing options include apartment complexes, single-family homes, and townhomes. Apartment communities in Medford offer high-end in-home touches, plus various amenities. Depending on the complex or community, you might find an apartment with a pool, pet area, grilling station, gym, and other offerings. 

Apartment Listing Resources

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Medford’s public school system, Medford School District, is one of the largest in Oregon. The above-average district features 14 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 3 high schools, 1 online school, and 4 charter schools. Niche.com ranks Medford School District #12 on its list of Best School Districts in Oregon, plus #12 for Best Diverse Schools in Oregon.

All Medford School District students have an enjoyable yet thorough curriculum that incorporates the arts, history, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for students. The schools are high-performing, as 41% of the district’s students are proficient in math and 57% in reading. South Medford High School and North Medford School were among the top 50 Oregon high schools ranked by U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools list. 

Students can also apply for the district’s charter schools, which offer intensive and focused programs with STEM, the arts, and play-based learning. These schools are student-centered and use different teaching methods to help students become their best selves. Enrollment is competitive, so the district uses a lottery system to give a fair advantage to any interested student within the district. Medford’s students have a good education with ample resources, even without attending public charter schools. 

Jackson County Library Services - Medford is the local library and offers many events for all ages throughout the year. Their well-stocked catalog includes thousands of books, movies, and music, plus a Library of Things, an excellent resource for the community. The Library of Things lets borrowers check out games, DVD players, musical instruments, arts and crafts supplies, and other useful items for free for up to 21 days. In addition to physical media, borrowers at the Medford library can connect to digital resources to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and films/TV.

Various youth programs in the community


Medford has ample public transportation managed by the Rogue Valley Transport District. Taxi and ride-sharing services are available within the city, plus Medford features a bikeshare program. The bus system takes riders throughout Medford to nearby Oregon cities, such as Ashland and Grant’s Pass. Medford is home to the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, 3 miles / 4.8 KM  from downtown Medford. The airport features non-stop flights to 12 destinations, including Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. 

Daily Driving in Medford
  • The average Medford commute is only 16 minutes via car, far lower than the national average of 26.4 minutes
  • 77% of residents drive their car, while 10.4% of residents carpool with others

Nearby Cities

Medford is located near several exciting cities which you can visit with a short drive.

Central Point, Oregon - A swift 11-minute drive through the city, Central Point is only 4.5 miles / 0.045 KM away. Central Point has several exciting attractions, including the Rogue Valley Family Fun Center, an indoor/outdoor complex with go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, and an arcade. You’ll also find the Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure course, which guides you through the hills. If you want a more laid-back destination, try the Crater Rock Museum, which houses gems, minerals, Native artifacts, and other treasures from the area.

Eugene, Oregon - Just 2 and a half hours away and an enjoyable scenic quick 166 mile / 267 KM drive, Eugene offers a great selection of museums. Located at the University of Oregon, the Museum of Cultural and Natural History features exhibits on the events and people that shaped Oregon’s history with archeological artifacts, photographs, and community programs. Art lovers can appreciate the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Eugene’s Oregon Air and Space Museum is a small but robust museum full of aviation history, real aircraft, and memorabilia. Eugene Science Center includes a planetarium and various science, nature, and life exhibits.

Shasta Lake, California - Medford’s not far from California, just a 2-and-a-half-hour drive, perfect for a day trip. The drive offers awe-inspiring mountain views along smooth paved roads. Shasta Lake, California, offers several things to do, including touring the massive Shasta Dam, climbing to see McCloud waterfalls, and exploring the Shasta Trinity National Forest.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Medford and the Southern Oregon region have great entertainment, art, and recreation options.

Medford includes supermarket favorites like WinCo, Safeway, Trader Joe's, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer, each with a great selection and ample merchandise. March through November, the city features a farmer’s market, the Rogue Valley Growers Market, with flowers, produce, fresh baked goods, and various cuisine, including the Filipino Fire: Taste of the Islands food truck.

The shopping scene in and around Medford is diverse and eclectic. A rich collection of chain stores, local boutiques, and charming shops filled with knick-knacks awaits in Medford. Visit one of the local mercantile stores to find one-of-a-kind pieces, browse the antique mall, or discover enthralling art at one of the local galleries — no matter where you visit, you’re sure to find something you love. Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, and Marshall's have everything you need daily. If that’s not enough for a shopaholic, you can visit the Village at Medford Center, which has various shops.

Medford hums with activities and things to do. One of the best stops is the Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon. This large museum is geared toward ages birth to 10, with over 7,500 square feet of highly-engaging exhibits encouraging children to explore the world through imaginative play. Visitors can experiment with color and light in the lab, build with LEGOs and other construction toys, pretend to run a grocery store, and even “run” a lumber yard. Big and small train fans alike will enjoy a visit to the Medford Railroad Park, an outdoor train museum set across 49 acres. If you want a bit more of a thrilling excursion, The Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve will take you down underground on a guided tour through caves that date back more than 100 years. 

Southern Oregon is a hotbed of the arts with annual events and a performing arts center, with Medford as the site of several cultural options. One of the most renowned is the Craterian Theater, which frequently welcomes national and regional performers. Shows for all ages range from orchestral performances to Disney plays, with a mix of dance, theater, comedy, and film each season.

Nearby Ashland, Oregon, features the Tony-award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival with cutting-edge performances from April through November. 

Whether you want to hike, fish, raft, or camp, Medford is one of the best places in Oregon for outdoor recreation. The city’s location in the beautiful Willamette Valley makes it a great place to spend the day outside, no matter the season. Crater Lake National Park is less than an hour away and is Oregon’s only National Park. The park features its namesake, Crater Lake, a deep blue volcanic lake set in the Cascade Mountain Range. Crater Lake is also known for having some of the darkest skies in the national park system and makes an excellent place to stargaze on a clear night.

Online and Nearby International Communities

Medford is one of the more diverse cities in Oregon. 

Overview of nearby Filipino communities

Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites: https://www.travelmedford.org/events


Medford features a desert climate where the summers are hot and the winters are cold, characterized by low rainfall. The city receives an average of 23 inches / 584.2 mm of rainfall yearly, much less than the national average. Medford has around 195 sunny days a year, not far from the US average of 205 sunny days. It only averages 3 inches /76.2 mm of snow a year. 

Average Medford Temperatures
  • Annual: 32ºF to 93ºF / 0ºC to 33ºC
  • December:  Low of 47ºF/8.3ºC  and High of 33°F / 0.56ºC  
  • July: Low of 55ºF/12ºC and High of 90ºF /32º C

July is the hottest month, while December is the coldest. The hot season arrives in June and generally lasts until September. The cold season temperatures arrive in November and last until February. Bestplaces and other weather websites rate Medford as one of the more enjoyable Oregon cities in terms of weather. The city is most at risk for wildfires, severe storms, and snowstorms, though snow is minimal in Medford.

Crime Rate

Medford is safe for families. According to reports, crime decreased by 11% over the last year. Violent crime in Medford is 16% lower than the national average. Medford citizens responding to a Niche.com survey indicated they felt “pretty safe” and the police were “very reliable and responsive.” 

  • Police Department
  • Safest neighborhoods: Cherry Lane, Delta Waters, La Loma, Eagle Trace, Southwest Medford

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