Medford, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Medford, New York - Basic Facts

The Medford Census Designated Place had a population of 24,562 as of July 1, 2018. Medford ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Medford is located at latitude 40.822 and longitude -72.9859 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Medford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Medford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389468) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Medford Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Medford: Medford Station.

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Medford, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,562
Population in Households 24,178
Population in Familes 20,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 384
Population Density2 2,275
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $96,527
Average Household Income $113,441
Per Capita Income $37,061


Total Housing Units 8,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,593 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,324 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $325,872
Average Home Value $369,904


Total Households 7,917
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 5,977
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.21% 0.2%
Households 0.15% 0.15%
Families 0.01% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Medford, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medford to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 95th
Population Density # 388 68th
Diversity Index # 154 87th
Median Household Income # 300 75th
Per Capita Income # 474 60th

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