Oxford, NC
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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.

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 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 (13.32%), healthcare (12.03%), and sales jobs (9.23%).

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%: 18.44% of adults 25 and older in Oxford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $21,508, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,032 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.

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