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Overview

Introduction to Oxford, Massachusetts

Oxford, Massachusetts is 10 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 44 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Worcester county. The town is part of the Worcester metro area.

Oxford History

This area was initially settled in 1686 by Huguenots. They settled in two waves because the first settlement was abandoned when four settlers were killed by Native Americans. The town, which is the birthplace of the founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton, was officially incorporated in 1713.

Oxford and nearby Attractions

  • Oxford Town Hall
  • Carbuncle Pond
  • Cedar Swamp
  • Ecotarium
  • Clara Barton Homestead

Things To Do In Oxford

Oxford has many facilities for recreation. They include a golf course and areas where people can play other sports. The camping areas of the town are also very popular recreational spots. Other popular activities include boating, fishing, hiking, biking, and horse riding.

Oxford Transportation

The Worcester Regional Airport is a short drive away.

Oxford Higher Education

College of the Holy Cross provides higher education.

People

Total Population 6,108
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,315
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $40,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,058
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,998

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,595
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $840
Median House Value $212,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.2%
Irish 14.8%

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

Oxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01540
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.116
Longitude -71.865

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 BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 16,364 $90,130
Charlton 13,215 $100,198
Dudley 11,515 $83,385
Millbury 13,391 $86,131
Sutton 9,141 $115,486
Webster 12,522 $51,696

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

Oxford Public Libraries

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Oxford Free Public Library
339 MAIN ST.
Oxford, Massachusetts
(508) 987-6003

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Oxford High Schools

OXFORD HIGH
495 MAIN STREET
508-987-6081
Serves 640 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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