Oxford, AL


Highest Appreciating Oxford Neighborhoods Since 2000

Oxford, AL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Oxford Housing Market Information

With 21,249 people, 7,671 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $129,704, house prices in Oxford are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Oxford, accounting for 78.36% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Oxford include mobile homes or trailers ( 12.87%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.47%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.16%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Oxford. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 71.95% of Oxford's homes, and 72.79% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Oxford built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Oxford built between 1940-1969 ( 27.65%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.45%). There's also some housing in Oxford built before 1939 ( 1.35%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Oxford. Fully 10.60% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Oxford homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Oxford real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Oxford Home Appreciation Rates

Oxford's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Oxford during the period has been just -0.65%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Oxford appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Oxford's appreciation rate has been 3.00%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Oxford were at 3.94%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 16.70%.

Importantly, this makes Oxford one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Oxford's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Oxford differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Oxford - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Oxford real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,042,000 0.4
$782,001 - $1,042,000 0.4
$521,001 - $782,000 0.3
$417,001 - $521,000 1.9
$313,001 - $417,000 5.6
$209,001 - $313,000 12.6
$104,001 - $209,000 39.5
$52,001 - $104,000 24.4
$0 - $52,000 14.9

High for AL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
61.4116751566251 30.25

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Oxford Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
24.97% 1.28% 3 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$885 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 71.95
Renters 28.05
Vacant 10.60

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 17.4
1970 - 1999 53.5
1940 - 1969 27.7
1939 or Older 1.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 78.4
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 3.5
Apt. Complexes 3.2
Mobile Homes 12.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.77
1 Bedroom 1.39
2 Bedrooms 21.02
3 Bedrooms 57.30
4 Bedrooms 15.49
5 or more bedrooms 4.03