Introduction to Central Point, Oregon

Central Point, Oregon, in Jackson county, is 4 miles NW of Medford, Oregon and 218 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city is considered part of the Medford-Ashland metropolitan area. Central Point has a population of 12,493.

Central Point History

This area was first inhabited by Native American tribes. It was named after its location at the junction of two wagon roads. The city of Central Point was incorporated in 1889.

Central Point and nearby Attractions

  • Agate Reservoir County Park
  • Valley of the Rogue State Park
  • Agate Reservoir County Park
  • Fort Jones
  • Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History
  • Children's Museum

Things To Do In Central Point

The area has numerous parks, including the Valley of the Rogue State Park, the Agate Reservoir County Park, TouVelle State Recreation Site and the Casey State Recreational Area. Tourists can also visit Fort Jones, the Southern Oregon Historical Society, the Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History and the Children's Museum. The Rogue River National Forest is a popular local spot as well.

Central Point Transportation

Flights are available from Rogue Valley International.

Central Point Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Southern Oregon University, Lane Community College and Rogue Community College.


Total Population 17,443
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,295
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,778
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,361


Median Family Income $51,130
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%


People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $925
Median House Value $187,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 11.7%

Central Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 218 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Jackson
Metro Area Medford - Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 97502
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.376
Longitude -122.915

Central Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 47 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 45 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eagle Point 8,599 $61,007
Gold Hill 1,054 $38,068
Jacksonville 2,816 $55,944
Medford 76,648 $49,296
Phoenix 4,465 $45,224
Talent 6,164 $46,425
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Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

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