|— City —|
|Motto: Great Performances Daily|
|Jackson County and in the state of Oregon|
|Incorporated||February 24, 1885|
|• Mayor||Gary Wheeler|
|• City manager||Eric Swanson|
|• City council||Karen Blair
|• City||25.74 sq mi (66.67 km2)|
|• Land||25.73 sq mi (66.64 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,382 ft (421 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||75,501|
|• Density||2,911.3/sq mi (1,124.1/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|ZIP codes||97501, 97504|
|FIPS code||541, 458|
Medford is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. As of July 1, 2011, the city had a total population of 75,180 and a metropolitan area population of 207,010, making the Medford MSA the 4th largest metro area in Oregon. The city was named in 1883 by David Loring, civil engineer and right-of-way agent for the Oregon and California Railroad for his home town of Medford, Massachusetts and in recognition of its supposed position on the middle ford of Bear Creek.
Medford residents do experience snowfall during the winter months, however, due to the weather shadow effect it only averages 3.6 inches (9.1 cm) and melts fairly quickly. In the past, the city has seen seasonal snowfall totals reach 31 inches (79 cm) (1955–1956).
The lowest recorded temperature in Medford was −10 °F (−23 °C) on December 13, 1919, and the highest recorded temperature was 115 °F (46 °C) on July 20, 1946
Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed, and is subject to change.
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