Oxford, Maine

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Oxford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

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Low Violent Crime
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Top 10% Oxford Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Oxford, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 10
Portion of People Married 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
College Educated Adults 5 3
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
People Living Alone 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 4 4

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Oxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Oxford
Standard Zip Codes 04270
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.131
Longitude -70.493

Oxford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
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Oxford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,960 100%
Male 1,946 49.1%
Female 2,014 50.9%
Under 18 1,048 26.5%
18+ 2,912 73.5%
65+ 479 12.1%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3
White 3,876 97.9%
African-American 10 0.3%
Asian 11 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.3%
Other 9 0.2%
Mixed Race 43 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 0.6%

Estimated Oxford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,934
Growth -26
Growth % -0.7%

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
English 22.2%
US/American 18.6%
Irish 11.3%
French (except Basque) 10.2%
French Canadian 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Scottish 4.2%
Finnish 4%
German 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Italian 1.5%
European 1.4%
Swedish 1.1%
Belgian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Celtic 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
New Zealander 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
African 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oxford 3,960 $38,438
Hebron 1,053 $47,292
Mechanic Falls 3,138 $41,188
Norway 4,611 $34,464
Otisfield 1,560 $46,652
Poland 4,866 $55,427
Waterford 1,455 $35,000

Oxford Public Libraries

Oxford - Freeland Holmes Library
Oxford, Maine
(207) 539-4016

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