Oxford, Maryland

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Oxford College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Oxford Well-Paid Single Women
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Oxford Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Oxford Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Oxford Median Family Income
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Oxford Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Oxford Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Oxford People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 17% Oxford Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Oxford, Maryland

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Short Commute Times 6 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6
Affordability of Rents 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 10
Low Violent Crime 2 5

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Oxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles SE of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles E of Washington, District of Columbia
County Talbot
Standard Zip Codes 21654
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.686
Longitude -76.171

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 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station DENTON 2 E
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches
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Oxford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 771 100%
Male 357 46.3%
Female 414 53.7%
Under 18 102 13.2%
18+ 669 86.8%
65+ 236 30.6%
Median Age 55.3
Average Family Size 2.45
White 716 92.9%
African-American 49 6.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Oxford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 746
Growth -25
Growth % -3.2%

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
English 24.4%
German 14.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 7.5%
Italian 5.2%
Scottish 4.8%
Polish 4.3%
Dutch 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
British 2.4%
Greek 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
African 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oxford 771 $71,071
Cambridge 10,911 $32,118
East New Market 167 $56,429
Easton 11,708 $48,825
Secretary 503 $40,441
St. Michaels 1,193 $39,821
Trappe 1,146 $42,188
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