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Overview

Introduction to Oxford, Connecticut

Oxford, Connecticut is 9 miles S of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. Located in New Haven County, the population of the town is 9,821.

Oxford History

The community, now known as Oxford, was formerly a part of Derby. First settled as a collection of farms, the town of Oxford was established as a separate 'parish' in 1741. The general Assembly incorporated it in 1798. The community was known for its agriculture and different kinds of mills along the waterways. The Oxford Turnpike, which is now known as Route 67, was established in 1798. It was used to transport different types of agricultural products to the markets in New York from Litchfield County. The area was named after Oxford, Massachusetts.

Oxford and nearby Attractions

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Indian Well State Park
  • Lock Museum of America
  • Kettletown State Park
  • Putnam Memorial State Park
  • Day - Lewis Museum

Things To Do In Oxford

History buffs may visit museums such as the Knights of Columbus Museum, the Military Museum of Southern New England, the American Clock & Watch Museum, the Danbury Railway Museum, and the Railroad Museum of New England. One can also pay a visit to numerous parks like Black Rock State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Wharton Brook State Park, and Huntington State Park. Shoppers can visit Little River Shopping Center. Local churches include Saint Thomas Church, Great Hills United Methodist Church, Christ Church, and Oxford United Church of Christ. Oxford Peach Festival is celebrated annually in August.

Oxford Transportation

Air transportation is available at Tweed - New Haven Airport.

Oxford Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Yale University, Sacred Heart University, and the University of New Haven.

People

Total Population 12,874
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,234
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 61%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.6%
Median Earnings25+ $52,851
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,157
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,031

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,582
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,285
Median House Value $350,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.1%
Irish 17.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06478
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.433
Longitude -73.117

Oxford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Oxford Public Libraries

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