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.

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 borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in office and administrative support (11.17%), sales jobs (10.10%), and management occupations (9.08%).

A relatively large number of people in Oxford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.74% 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.

One downside of living in Oxford, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.97 minutes every day commuting to work.

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: 21.92% of adults in Oxford have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oxford in 2018 was $23,696, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,784 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 35.05% 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.