Oxford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 13,035 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.
Oxford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (13.64%), management occupations (12.88%), and sales jobs (10.77%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oxford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oxford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
In Oxford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Oxford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.19% of adults in Oxford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $42,695, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,780 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.