Oxford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 13,013 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 85th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Oxford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns, Oxford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oxford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oxford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in management occupations (13.51%), sales jobs (12.72%), and office and administrative support (11.05%).
Also of interest is that Oxford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Oxford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oxford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Oxford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oxford, the average commute to work is 32.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Oxford ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Oxford, 41.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $41,122, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,488 for a family of four.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.