Oxford, OH
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Oxford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 22,104 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 77th largest community in Ohio.

Oxford real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Oxford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Oxford is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oxford is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in food service (19.63%), teaching (13.65%), and office and administrative support (11.87%).

Because Oxford has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Oxford lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Oxford is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Oxford people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Oxford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

A lot of people in Oxford take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Oxford, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

If knowledge is power, Oxford is a pretty powerful place. 61.44% of the adults in Oxford have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Oxford in 2010 was $14,830, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,320 for a family of four. However, Oxford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Oxford also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.