Medford, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 4,300 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 2,090  (48.6%)
Females: 2,210  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54451.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,496 (it was $35,278 in 2000)
Medford:

$37,496
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,147 (it was $19,962 in 2000)

Medford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,694 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Medford:

$111,694
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $123,983; detached houses: $140,670; in 2-unit structures: $195,430; mobile homes: $26,569

Median gross rent in 2017: $623.

March 2019 cost of living index in Medford: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
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  • Races in Medford, WI (2010)
    • 4,16696.3%White alone
    • 541.2%Hispanic
    • 461.1%Two or more races
    • 220.5%Black alone
    • 220.5%Asian alone
    • 150.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Medford, Wisconsin as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Medford is 114 to 1.


Crime rates in Medford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(47.1)
2
(47.6)
3
(73.0)
2
(49.9)
2
(49.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
1
(23.1)
8
(186.7)
6
(137.2)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(70.7)
2
(47.6)
4
(97.4)
8
(199.4)
4
(97.9)
7
(175.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(116.7)
7
(160.1)
5
(115.2)
3
(69.2)
8
(184.5)
6
(139.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(376.9)
14
(333.0)
13
(316.5)
16
(398.8)
12
(293.8)
18
(450.6)
8
(184.1)
4
(92.3)
11
(256.6)
8
(183.0)
7
(161.2)
4
(92.3)
1
(23.1)
6
(139.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
123
(2,898)
129
(3,069)
145
(3,530)
163
(4,063)
152
(3,721)
175
(4,380)
142
(3,268)
63
(1,454)
91
(2,123)
67
(1,532)
83
(1,912)
134
(3,091)
93
(2,145)
91
(2,119)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(70.7)
2
(47.6)
1
(24.3)
1
(24.9)
2
(49.0)
4
(100.1)
6
(138.1)
2
(46.2)
2
(46.7)
2
(45.7)
3
(69.1)
3
(69.2)
5
(115.3)
6
(139.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)199.8197.4243.2272.2232.1249.8173.186.8279.3219.6134.7195.6152.0133.7

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City-data.com crime index in Medford, WI

Crime rate in Medford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (59.1%), Polish (8.9%), American (8.7%), Norwegian (3.3%), Swedish (1.7%), European (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 1476 feet

Land area: 3.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,230 people per square mile   (low).

Medford, Wisconsin map

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,465 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,144 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (60.4 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (135.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (264.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Little Black, WI (2.0 miles ),
Stetsonville, WI (2.1 miles ),
Browning, WI (2.4 miles ),
Whittlesey, WI (2.4 miles),
Deer Creek, WI (2.5 miles ),
Hammel, WI (2.7 miles ),
Holway, WI (2.9 miles ),
Chelsea, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 45.14 N, Longitude: 90.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,411 (+102.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,503 (75.3%)

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Medford, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Medford, WI in 2017
Medford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $162,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $218,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Medford, WI residents
Average permit cost in Medford, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Medford, WI
Historical housing units in Medford, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Medford, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Wood products (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.1%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (16.8%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (9.0%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (8.6%)
  • Wood products (6.4%)
  • Food (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Medford, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Medford, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Medford, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.59
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Medford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Medford city center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 tornado 25.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

Earthquake activity:

Medford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 279.0 miles away from Medford center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 264.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 291.1 miles away from Medford center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 240.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 450.1 miles away from Medford center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 439.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Medford topographic map

Main business address for: MID WISCONSIN FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Medford:

  • MEMORIAL HEALTH CTR (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 135 S GIBSON ST)
  • MEMORIAL NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (135 S GIBSON ST)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER DIALYSIS (135 S GIBSON ST)

Airports and heliports located in Medford:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medford:

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 36 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 57 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 59 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 62 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 62 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 80 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 88 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)

Public high schools in Medford:

  • MEDFORD HIGH (Students: 650, Location: 1015 W BROADWAY AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • RURAL VIRTUAL ACADEMY (Students: 40, Location: 624 COLLEGE ST, Grades: PK-9, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Medford:

  • MEDFORD MIDDLE (Location: 509 E CLARK ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • MEDFORD ELEMENTARY (Location: 1065 W BROADWAY AVE, Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle schools in Medford:

  • HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL (Students: 151, Location: 215 S WASHINGTON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 47, Location: 420 LINCOLN ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • GREEN MEADOW SCHOOL (Students: 20, Location: N 1735-CTH-E, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Medford

Library in Medford:

  • FRANCES L. SIMEK MEMORIAL LIBRARY MEDFORD (Operating income: $314,607; Location: 400 N. MAIN ST.; 40,001 books; 8,805 e-books; 5,613 audio materials; 2,672 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 124 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Medford: Taylor County Jail (A), Taylor County Courthouse (B), Medford Public Library (C), Medford City Hall (D), Taylor County Ambulance Service Medford (E), Medford Area Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Medford: MID WISCONSIN FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Medford include: Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church (C), Evangelical Community Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Medford Flowage 35.4 (A), Medford Flowage (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Medford: Taylor County Fair Grounds (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Perkinstown Winter Sports Area (Recreation Areas; N4168 Winter Sports Road), Liberty Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 540 Jensen Drive).

Hotels: Malibu Inn (854 North 8th Street), AmericInn Medford (435 South 8th Street).

Courts: Taylor County - Corporation Counsel- Family Court Commissioner (224 South 2nd Street), Taylor County - Clerk Of Circuit Court (224 South 2nd Street), Taylor County - Register In Probate- Circuit Court (224 South 2nd Street).

Birthplace of: Jeane Dixon - (1904-1997), astrologer, Scott Suder - Politician, Erny Pinckert - Football player.

Taylor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Medford and their reported violations in the past:

THIRSTY MOOSE SALOON (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUL-11-2006), St Public Notif issued (JUL-26-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2006)
U S F S GLACIAL SPRING (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif issued (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Medford that have no violations reported:

  • PHIL & ELEANORS STEAKHOUSE (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITTLESEY LIONS CLUB (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • U S F S SPEARHEAD POINT CMPGRD 2 (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POT BELLY PUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • U S F S CHIPPEWA CMPGD (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST PETER EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST ANDREW EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK POINT BAIT & CONVENIENCE STORE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OPIE & TAMMYS KOUNTRY KORNER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Medford in 2010:

  • 107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Medford in 2000:

  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Medford (2011 data):

  • Mid-Wisconsin Bank: Plaza Branch at 134 South Eighth Street, branch established on 1987/08/01; at 132 West State Street, branch established on 1890/09/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $484.9 mil, Deposits: $384.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Mid-Wisconsin Financial Services, Inc.
  • Time Federal Savings Bank: at 675 E. Broadway Ave., branch established on 1935/02/18. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $610.0 mil, Deposits: $505.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Forward Financial Bank SSB: Medford Branch at 346 S 8th St, branch established on 2010/10/01. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $270.9 mil, Deposits: $209.4 mil, headquarters in Marshfield, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Fidelity National Bank: at 215 South Eighth Street, branch established on 1975/10/21. Info updated 2007/06/11: Bank assets: $91.1 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancorp, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Medford Branch at 160 Medford Plaza, branch established on 1990/07/02. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp

For population 15 years and over in Medford:

Marital status in Medford, WI
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Medford:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Medford
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Medford, WI (based on Taylor County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,4178
Evangelical Protestant4,23119
Mainline Protestant2,6449
Orthodox701
Other1-
None5,326-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Taylor County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Taylor County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Taylor County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Taylor County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Taylor County:

10.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Medford:

48.6%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.5%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Medford:

28.2
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.0%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Medford:

9.3%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Medford:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Medford:

34.1%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

54.1%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.5%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Medford, WI Residents
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
Firefighters 31$1,165$4510$0
Other and Unallocable 19$714$4510$0
Streets and Highways 11$38,026$41,4830$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$41,469$55,2920$0
Other Government Administration 6$16,297$32,5940$0
Electric Power 5$28,392$68,1410$0
Sewerage 3$12,491$49,9640$0
Local Libraries 2$5,631$33,78614$5,418
Police - Other 1$3,144$37,7280$0
Financial Administration 1$4,240$50,8800$0
Totals for Government 88$151,569$20,66914$5,418

Medford government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,838,000 ($427.44)
    General Public Buildings: $89,000 ($20.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($3.26)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,717,000 ($2259.77)
    Sewerage: $1,513,000 ($351.86)
    Police Protection: $988,000 ($229.77)
    Regular Highways: $842,000 ($195.81)
    Water Utilities: $659,000 ($153.26)
    Central Staff Services: $369,000 ($85.81)
    Libraries: $359,000 ($83.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $329,000 ($76.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000 ($64.65)
    Financial Administration: $207,000 ($48.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $194,000 ($45.12)
    General - Other: $157,000 ($36.51)
    Natural Resources - Other: $60,000 ($13.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000 ($9.77)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($6.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $12,000 ($2.79)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $270,000 ($62.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $166,000 ($38.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($5.35)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($3.49)

Medford government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,142,000 ($265.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $357,000 ($83.02)
    Other: $71,000 ($16.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($9.53)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($5.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $73,000 ($16.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $364,000 ($84.65)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($8.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $191,000 ($44.42)
    Special Assessments: $134,000 ($31.16)
    General Revenue - Other: $95,000 ($22.09)
    Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($8.37)
    Sale of Property: $23,000 ($5.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($3.95)
    Rents: $9,000 ($2.09)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,680,000 ($2251.16)
    Water Utilities: $983,000 ($228.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,147,000 ($266.74)
    Highways: $375,000 ($87.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $154,000 ($35.81)
    Other: $89,000 ($20.70)
    Education: $75,000 ($17.44)
    Transit Utilities: $25,000 ($5.81)
  • Tax - Property: $2,854,000 ($663.72)
    Other: $129,000 ($30.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $46,000 ($10.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $45,000 ($10.47)
    Other License: $18,000 ($4.19)

Medford government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,075,000 ($1180.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,520,000 ($1051.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $555,000 ($129.07)

4.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marathon County, WI  0.78% ($35,492 average AGI)
to Clark County, WI  0.70% ($40,764)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.45% ($40,514)
Businesses in Medford, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
FedEx2RadioShack1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Medford:

  • WIGM (1490 AM; 1 kW; MEDFORD, WI; Owner: W I G M, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medford:

  • WKEB (99.3 FM; MEDFORD, WI; Owner: WIGM, INCORPORATED)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WOFM (94.7 FM; MOSINEE, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMZK (104.1 FM; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOSQ (92.3 FM; SPENCER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Medford:

  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
Medford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Medford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.4mTotal length
  • $1,181,000Total costs
  • 41,562Total average daily traffic
  • 1,201Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,363Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Medford, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Medford, WI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Medford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (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, WI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Medford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Medford)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 39 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Medford, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (70.3%), and Outside Fires (15.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Medford, WI
    • 11670.3%Structure Fires
    • 2515.2%Outside Fires
    • 1710.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 74.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Medford, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Medford, Wisconsin:

  • Malibu Inn Motel, 854 N 8TH St, Medford, Wisconsin 54451 , Phone: (715) 748-3995, Fax: (715) 748-3995
  • Americinn Motel, 435 S 8TH St, Medford, Wisconsin 54451 , Phone: (715) 748-2330, Fax: (715) 748-5543
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Medford, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Medford, WI
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Medford, WI
  • 48.8%Electricity
  • 44.7%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Medford compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 22 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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  • Edward L. Schield (2)
  • Michael Thomas Baker (1)
  • William Roger Doberstein, Jr. (1)
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Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2020.