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.
Unlike some towns 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 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.
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.
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 citizens of Oxford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.