In Jackson County, population estimates show that the county added 1,705 residents between mid-2008 and mid-2009, for an increase of 0.8 percent to reach 207,010. Population totals from the county's larger incorporated cities:
- Medford 77,246 - includes 6 annexed residents from the original estimates
- Ashland 21,505
- Central Point 17,165
- Eagle Point 8,790
- Talent 6,680
- Phoenix 4,855
- Shady Cove 2,865
- Jacksonville 2,655
- Rogue River 2,090
Josephine County's population was estimated at 83,665, an increase of 375 from the prior year, for a growth rate of 0.5 percent. Josephine's city population includes Grants Pass (33,225) and Cave Junction (1,750).
The graph shows that the 65 and older age group in Southern Oregon is a slightly higher portion of total population than Oregon, overall.
For more information and the entire 2009 population report, see http://www.pdx.edu/prc/.