Medford, Oregon

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Medford is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. As of July 1, 2009, the city had a total population of 77,240[3] and a metropolitan area population of 207,010, making the Medford MSA the 4th largest metro area in Oregon.[4] The city was named in 1883 by David Loring, civil engineer and right-of-way agent for the Oregon and California Railroad for his home town of Medford, Massachusetts and in recognition of its supposed position on the middle ford of Bear Creek.[5]

Medford is the county seat of Jackson County.[6]

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