Oxford, AL

Oxford profile

Living in Oxford

Oxford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 21,225 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in sales jobs (10.29%), management occupations (9.56%), and office and administrative support (8.94%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Oxford has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Oxford a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The citizens of Oxford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.94% of adults in Oxford having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oxford in 2018 was $27,568, 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 $110,272 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. Oxford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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