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 sales jobs (13.05%), office and administrative support (12.21%), and management occupations (11.12%).
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.
Because of many things, Oxford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oxford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oxford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Oxford, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.75 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Oxford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.56% of adults in Oxford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $39,438, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,752 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include Irish, Polish, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.