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Oxford, Ohio

Introduction to Oxford, Ohio

Oxford, Ohio is 12 miles NW of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center) and 28 miles NW of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is in Butler County. The city is part of the Hamilton - Middletown metro area. The population of Oxford is 21,943.

Oxford History

Oxford was founded by James Heaton on March 29, 1810, a year after Miami University was officially recognized. The place was named after the college town of Oxford in England. The area was originally incorporated on February 23, 1830, as a village. Oxford adopted a charter form of government in 1960 and in 1962 it became a town. Oxford was reincorporated as a city in 1971.

Oxford and nearby Attractions

  • Hueston Woods State Park
  • McGuffey House and Museum
  • Pioneer Farm and House Museum
  • Hueston Woods Nature Center
  • Miami University Art Museum

Things To Do In Oxford

Oxford offers a well maintained Skate Park where both residents and visitors can enjoy in-line skating. The city also offers some scenic hiking trails and you can enjoy fishing, swimming, and other sport activities within the city. There are several golf courses within Oxford. You can also visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Skirball Museum, and the Americana Amusement Park.

Oxford Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Oxford Higher Education

Miami University - Oxford is the local university. The other colleges close to the city are Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Xavier University, and University of Cincinnati - Main Campus.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Oxford Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Oxford Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Oxford College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 12% Oxford Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 12% Oxford Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Oxford, Ohio

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 5 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5

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Oxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 45056
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.506
Longitude -84.745

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 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
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Oxford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 21,943 100%
Male 10,261 46.8%
Female 11,682 53.2%
Under 18 1,812 8.3%
18+ 20,131 91.7%
65+ 1,050 4.8%
Median Age 21.3
Average Family Size 2.85
White 20,013 91.2%
African-American 947 4.3%
Asian 530 2.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 38 0.2%
Other 105 0.5%
Mixed Race 305 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 317 1.4%

Estimated Oxford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 22,123
Growth 180
Growth % 0.8%

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
German 29%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
Irish 12.4%
English 8.3%
Italian 8.1%
US/American 5.4%
Polish 3.6%
Scottish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
European 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
Russian 1%
Swedish 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
British 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Danish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Serbian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oxford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Darrtown (45056)
Miami (45056)
Miami University (45056)
Reily (45056)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oxford 21,943 $52,589
Camden 2,302 $39,297
College Corner 424 $40,833
Millville 817 $45,972
Seven Mile 678 $49,000
Somerville 294 $34,583
West Elkton 194 $38,333

Oxford Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(513) 524-5462
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Oxford

(As of 2005)
Miami University
19 East High Street

Wal-mart in Oxford

(As of 2006)
5720 College Corner Pike
(513) 524-4122
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