Oxford, PA

Oxford profile

Living in Oxford

Oxford is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,581 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 290th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Oxford is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.38% of the Oxford workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Oxford is a borough of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in office and administrative support (12.17%), sales jobs (10.27%), and management occupations (7.47%).

A relatively large number of people in Oxford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.71% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Being a small borough, Oxford does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Oxford citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.44% of adults in Oxford have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oxford in 2018 was $22,472, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,888 for a family of four. However, Oxford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oxford is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. 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. Oxford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.78% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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