Medford, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 991 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.4%
 
Males: 537  (54.2%)
Females: 454  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 73759.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,401 (it was $27,708 in 2000)
Medford:

$40,401
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,335 (it was $15,848 in 2000)

Medford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,451 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Medford:

$60,451
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,123; Detached houses: $65,247; Mobile homes: $331,042

Median gross rent in 2012: $523.

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Medford races chart
  • White alone - 904 (90.8%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in Medford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Medford: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.3%), Irish (16.8%), English (12.8%), French (6.2%), United States (6.1%), Czech (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 929 people per square mile   (low).

Medford,OK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Medford:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Medford city:

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $337 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $324 (0.6%)

Medford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (64.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (282.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Jefferson, OK (2.6 miles) , Renfrow, OK (3.1 miles) , Pond Creek, OK (3.2 miles ), Wakita, OK (3.4 miles ), Deer Creek, OK (3.5 miles) , Lamont, OK (3.6 miles ), Southwest Grant, OK (3.6 miles ), Nardin, OK (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $118,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $57,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $72,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.81 N, Longitude: 97.74 W

Area code: 580

Medford household income distribution Medford home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Plant and system operators (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in Medford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Medford, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Medford-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 133% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Medford city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 tornado 32.9 miles away from the city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Medford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 165.4 miles away from Medford center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 312.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.8 miles away from Medford center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Medford:

  • SERVANT LIVING CENTER - MEDFORD, LLC (616 SOUTH FRONT STREET)

Airports located in Medford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medford:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 26 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 43 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 61 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 64 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 64 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Langston University (about 66 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)

Public high school in Medford:

Public elementary/middle school in Medford:

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Library in Medford:

  • MEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $57,145; Location: 123 S MAIN; 13,307 books; 451 audio materials; 463 video materials; 23 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Medford Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Medford include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint Marys Parish Hall (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), Nazarene Church (D), First Christian Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Medford and their reported violations in the past:

JEFFERSON (Population served: 28, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Notify Other PWS - In JUN-07-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.2%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.4%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
26 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
55 people in nursing homes in 2000
3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Medford, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Medford compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Medford (2011 data):

  • Grant County Bank: at 120 South Main Street, branch established on 1895/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $78.6 mil, Deposits: $68.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Bank 7: Medford Branch at 120 North First Street, branch established on 2004/05/17. Info updated 2011/01/31: Bank assets: $211.6 mil, Deposits: $187.7 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Haines Financial Corp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Medford travel time to work - commute Medford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Medford city (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 116.56%
Here: 116.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents28.4%25.3%20.0%8.3%7.3%
Congregations19.4%16.7%13.9%11.1%8.3%
NameChurches of ChristChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodMennonite Church USAOther
Adherents3.9%2.1%1.6%1.5%1.7%
Congregations8.3%2.8%11.1%2.8%5.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Grant County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Grant County:

11.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

11.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

28.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,110
Other Government Administration 3$8,760$35,0400$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$260
Police Protection - Officers 3$7,845$31,3801$477
Streets and Highways 1$2,504$30,0480$0
Water Supply 3$8,739$34,9560$0
Local Libraries 1$1,139$13,6682$166
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 11$28,987$31,6226$2,513

Medford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $149,000 ($150.35)
    General - Other: $121,000 ($122.10)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($112.01)
    Police Protection: $99,000 ($99.90)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($70.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($68.62)
    Libraries: $36,000 ($36.33)
    Health Services - Other: $26,000 ($26.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($18.16)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($16.15)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($15.14)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($10.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($1.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($4.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($40.36)
    Fire Protection: $24,000 ($24.22)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($23.21)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($10.09)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($10.09)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($7.06)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($3.03)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($1.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $283,000 ($285.57)

Medford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $88,000 ($88.80)
    Sewerage: $71,000 ($71.64)
    All Other: $40,000 ($40.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($8.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $59,000 ($59.54)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($11.10)
    Rents: $6,000 ($6.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $367,000 ($370.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($23.21)
    General Support: $20,000 ($20.18)
    Highways: $11,000 ($11.10)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $265,000 ($267.41)
    Public Utilities: $49,000 ($49.45)
    NEC: $17,000 ($17.15)

Medford government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $50,000 ($50.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $43,000 ($43.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($7.06)

Medford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $655,000 ($660.95)

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garfield County, OK  2.53% ($30,846 average AGI)
from Kay County, OK  1.04% ($50,750)


7.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Garfield County, OK  2.36% ($26,889 average AGI)
to Kay County, OK  1.18% ($44,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Medford:

  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGWA (960 AM; 1 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: WILLIAMS CAPITOL CORPORATION)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOKB (1580 AM; 1 kW; BLACKWELL, OK; Owner: BLACKWELL RADIO INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medford:

  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOFM (103.1 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: WILLIAMS CAPITOL CORPORATION)
  • KXLS (95.7 FM; LAHOMA, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Medford:

  • K45EJ (Channel 45; ENID, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY COMPANY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Medford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Medford, OK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K5DFA, Licensee ID: L01152459
    Grant Date: 05/16/2006, Expiration Date: 07/24/2016, Certifier: Charles W Nipper
    Registrant: Charles W Nipper, Medford, OK 73759
  • Call Sign: KI0CK, Licensee ID: L00636178
    Grant Date: 12/16/2009, Expiration Date: 05/03/2019, Certifier: Chester V Loach Jr
    Registrant: Chester V Loach Jr, 317 No 2nd St, Medford, OK 73759
  • Call Sign: KI5DW, Licensee ID: L00287933
    Grant Date: 09/27/2000, Expiration Date: 12/24/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2012
    Registrant: Donald L Priest Sr, Rt 2 Box 89, Medford, OK 73759


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Medford)
Most common first names in Medford, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2777.3 years
Mary2181.7 years
James1979.8 years
Charles1671.6 years
Robert1476.1 years
Emma1384.5 years
Frank1382.3 years
Henry1276.9 years
George1174.5 years
Mildred1178.3 years
Most common last names in Medford, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmitz1884.5 years
Webster1180.7 years
Kretchmar1178.7 years
Ciskowski1178.7 years
Reimer1082.9 years
Clark977.1 years
Hula981.7 years
Blubaugh979.2 years
Kilian881.0 years
Miller877.6 years
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