For population 25 years and over in Medford:
For population 15 years and over in Medford city:
8 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $296 (0.5%)
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 ), Caldwell, KS (4.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.81 N, Longitude: 97.74 W
Area code: 580
Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.2%).
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
Medford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 246% 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 below Oklahoma state average. It is 87% 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 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.6 miles away from Medford center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from Medford center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Public high school in Medford:
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 1.04. This is significantly worse than average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.80. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Medford and their reported violations in the past:JEFFERSON (Population served: 28, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.6%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 79.4% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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 compared to Oklahoma state average:
Banks with branches in Medford (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Medford (based on Grant County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 116.56%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Medford government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,567 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,489 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
FAA Registered Aircraft:8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Medford)
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