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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.74% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Oxford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.97 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

The citizens of Oxford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.92% of adults in Oxford having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.