Oxford is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,197 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 249th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities 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 city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in office and administrative support (20.70%), teaching (8.26%), and personal care services (8.03%).
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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Oxford to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
As is often the case in a small city, Oxford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Oxford is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.09% of adults 25 and older in Oxford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $15,541, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $62,164 for a family of four. However, Oxford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oxford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 English, German, Scottish, and Ghanian.
The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Russian.