Oxford, Connecticut

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Oxford, Connecticut

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.

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Comparative Profile of Oxford, Connecticut

Comparing Oxford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Racial Diversity 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5

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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

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Oxford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,821 100%
Male 4,950 50.4%
Female 4,871 49.6%
Under 18 2,663 27.1%
18+ 7,158 72.9%
65+ 857 8.7%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.21
White 9,594 97.7%
African-American 50 0.5%
Asian 65 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.2%
Other 34 0.3%
Mixed Race 57 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 180 1.8%

Estimated Oxford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,709
Growth 1,888
Growth % 19.2%

Oxford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 22.5%
Irish 16.4%
Polish 10.7%
German 9.6%
English 8.3%
US/American 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Russian 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2%
Swedish 1.9%
Hungarian 1.8%
Slovak 1.5%
French Canadian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Portuguese 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Albanian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
European 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
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Oxford Public Libraries

Oxford Public Library
Oxford, Connecticut
(203) 888-6944
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