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Oxford, Massachusetts


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Oxford, Massachusetts

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. The population of Oxford is 13,352.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Oxford Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Oxford, Massachusetts

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

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


The People

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

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 7 6

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Median Family Income 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 3
College Educated Adults 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 4 7
Public Transportation Use 4 2

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 7
People Living Alone 4 6

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 5 3

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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
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Oxford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,352 100%
Male 6,453 48.3%
Female 6,899 51.7%
Under 18 3,480 26.1%
18+ 9,872 73.9%
65+ 1,496 11.2%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.12
White 12,901 96.6%
African-American 116 0.9%
Asian 112 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 0.3%
Other 43 0.3%
Mixed Race 143 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 263 2%

Estimated Oxford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,718
Growth 366
Growth % 2.7%

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
French (except Basque) 20.4%
Irish 15.2%
Italian 11.8%
Polish 8.9%
English 8.3%
French Canadian 7.4%
US/American 5.1%
Swedish 4.8%
German 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Scottish 1.9%
Greek 1.2%
Armenian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Albanian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oxford 13,352 $58,973
Auburn 15,901 $60,805
Charlton 11,263 $70,208
Dudley 10,036 $59,309
Millbury 12,784 $62,564
Sutton 8,250 $81,000
Webster 16,415 $48,898

Oxford Public Libraries

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

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Oxford High Schools (2004)

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

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1. Barre, Massachusetts 90.9   23% 12.7% 20.4% 34 $56,069 6.3% 2.4% 5,113 3.4% 5.3 0.4% 3.5
2. Northbridge, Massachusetts 89.7   22.4% 13.8% 23.7% 30 $62,095 7.4% 3.7% 13,182 5.3% 11.8 0.2% 2.4
3. Blackstone, Massachusetts 88.5   22.5% 10.1% 16.3% 30 $61,633 6.3% 2.6% 8,804 3.7% 14.4 0.3% 1.5
4. Milford, Massachusetts 88.1   25.7% 12.9% 26.7% 28 $61,029 7.2% 7.1% 26,799 7.2% 9.3 0.3% 2.4
5. Pembroke, New Hampshire 87.5   23.1% 9.9% 21.3% 25 $57,106 6.6% 2.2% 6,897 5.4% 17 0.6% 1.5
6. Perkasie, Pennsylvania 87.5   24.4% 10.6% 22.8% 28 $59,413 7.3% 2.2% 8,828 4.7% 20.6 0.2% 1.3
7. Grafton, Massachusetts 87.1   24.7% 11.2% 34.8% 30 $66,396 7.3% 4.1% 14,894 5.6% 5.8 0.1% 1.7
8. Tecumseh, Michigan 87.1   28.4% 15.1% 21.2% 28 $58,239 7.3% 4.2% 8,574 4.9% 10.7 0.4% 1.3
9. Dracut, Massachusetts 86.7   21% 11.6% 20.1% 29 $65,633 6.8% 4.9% 28,562 3.7% 14.2 0.4% 2.1
10. Middleborough, Massachusetts 86.6   20.3% 10.3% 19.6% 31 $59,173 7% 3.9% 19,941 5.5% 18.6 0.7% 2.5
11. Rockland, Massachusetts 86   24.7% 12.9% 18.2% 30 $60,088 7.3% 5.2% 17,670 6.8% 18.6 0.3% 1.8
12. Methuen, Massachusetts 85.4   25.3% 15.3% 23% 26 $59,831 6.3% 10.6% 43,789 7.4% 18.9 0.2% 1.2
13. Norwood, Pennsylvania 85   28.2% 12% 14.5% 25 $54,983 6% 2.4% 5,985 7.6% 13.2 0.2% 2.5
14. Amesbury, Massachusetts 84.9   27% 12% 26.4% 29 $62,875 6.7% 2.8% 16,450 5.9% 12.1 0.8% 3.5
15. Acushnet, Massachusetts 84.8   21.1% 14.9% 13% 25 $58,722 5% 2.8% 10,161 3.8% 15.1 0.3% 2.4
16. Indianola, Iowa 84.5   26.7% 15.4% 27% 23 $52,238 6.7% 2.1% 12,998 7.2% 18.1 0.3% 2.5
17. Abington, Massachusetts 84.3   23% 12.2% 22% 31 $68,826 6.9% 2.5% 14,605 3.6% 18.5 0.3% 3.6
18. Hopedale, Massachusetts 83   26.1% 15.5% 28% 31 $68,571 7.2% 2.5% 5,907 4% 9.8 0.2% 1.9
19. Palmer, Massachusetts 82.8   28.8% 15.5% 13.5% 24 $49,358 5.5% 3.2% 12,497 7.9% 21.9 0.6% 3.2
20. Lowell, Michigan 82.5   28.4% 13.8% 15.5% 22 $49,145 7.4% 3.8% 4,013 6% 7 0.6% 2
21. Rehoboth, Massachusetts 82.2   13.9% 10% 32.1% 28 $71,992 5.9% 2.3% 10,172 3.1% 11.8 0.3% 2.6
22. South Amboy, New Jersey 80.4   25.8% 13.6% 12.5% 29 $62,029 6% 5.8% 7,913 7.4% 17.6 0.3% 2.5
23. Taunton, Massachusetts 79.9   28.2% 12.9% 15.1% 28 $52,433 7.1% 8.3% 55,976 10% 17.1 0.1% 5.2
24. Wanaque, New Jersey 79.6   16.7% 12% 22.3% 30 $71,127 6.7% 9.3% 10,266 3.3% 13.2 0.1% 1.3
25. Tuttle, Oklahoma 78.9   16.9% 10.7% 14% 30 $48,682 7% 8.7% 4,294 5.8% 22.1 0.2% 1.6
26. Waterford, New Jersey 78.2   16.6% 8.1% 12.8% 32 $63,693 6.1% 7.3% 10,494 5.6% 19.8 0.3% 1.8
27. Woburn, Massachusetts 78.1   28.6% 15.4% 29.5% 24 $66,364 5.8% 9.4% 37,258 6.1% 20.9 0.5% 2.3
28. Mount Carmel, Tennessee 77.4   19.2% 12% 11.8% 24 $43,604 6.9% 1.7% 4,795 9.4% 18.1 0.2% 4
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