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A+ Medford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Medford Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than New York
13535% more expensive than the US average
New York
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Medford cost of living
C+ Medford Crime Total crime is 5% higher than New York
Total crime
1,88327% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5427% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Medford crime
B- Medford Employment Household income is 40% higher than New York
Median household income
$84,80053% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,73313% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Medford employment
D Medford Housing Home value is 1% higher than New York
Median home value
$289,20057% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,81591% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Medford real estate or Medford rentals
D Medford Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Medford K-12 schools

Living in Medford, NY

Located in the state of New York, Medford is a medium-sized city with a population of 23,829 residents. At 86%, the majority of the Medford population is White; this is followed by 9% Black and 3% Asian. Medford has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 58% have kids.

Living in Medford can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of New York, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Medford and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New York and national averages.

Medford has a livability score of 66 out of 100 and is ranked #622 in New York and #15,806 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Medford ranks very well for amenities (A+) and employment (B-). Medford does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F), education (D) and housing (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Medford on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Medford. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Medford are affordable. The median home price for Medford homes is $289,200, which is 1% higher than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Medford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 27.7% lower than the New York average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Medford will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Medford, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.1%.

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Medford--Car-Man's Land

Medford is car-man's land. Everything is really spread out. Sometimes, you will get vast expanses of sidewalk that are bordered by forest. Other times, the sidewalk will go away and you will just have a road for cars—not pedestrian friendly, at all. If anybody from this neighborhood goes out and has a good time, they are definitely driving home drunk. I used to live in one of the convenient, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods right outside of Queens, and this neighborhood sits in stark contrast to where I came from. Public transit isn't as good as it is on other parts of Long Island, and there is no Long Island railroad stop for Medford. If you want to take the Long Island Railroad, the nearest stops are Ronkonkoma (to the west) and Yaphank (to the east).

The air is cleaner, the land is flatter and the place is less populated, which is good for people who place importance on those things. It is a relatively safe neighborhood with good schools.
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Source: The Medford, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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