Oxford, AL
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Oxford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 21,249 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 27th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oxford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oxford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in office and administrative support (15.89%), sales jobs (10.66%), and management occupations (8.93%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Oxford has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Oxford has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Oxford than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Oxford may be for you.

The education level of Oxford citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.22% of adults 25 and older in Oxford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $23,198, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,792 for a family of four. However, Oxford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oxford is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oxford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oxford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.