Medford is a city in Jackson County, Oregon. Medford is located 27 miles north of the Northern California border in southwestern Oregon. It is 75 miles east of the Pacific coast.
Interstate Highway I-5 runs through the center of Medford. Medford is a junction for Oregon Routes 99, 238 and 62. The closest major city, Grants Pass, Oregon, is 25 miles west of Medford. Medford is located in the Rogue Valley, between the Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains. Medford is the county seat of Jackson County. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Oregon, with an area of 24.7 square miles and a population of 70,180, as of 2011.