Oxford is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,742 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 100th largest community in North Carolina.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in office and administrative support (13.14%), sales jobs (11.26%), and healthcare (11.23%).
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.
In terms of college education, Oxford is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.71% of adults 25 and older in Oxford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $21,991, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,964 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include German, Irish, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.