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Overview

Introduction to Oxford, Alabama

Oxford, Alabama is 56 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 83 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Anniston metro area.

Oxford History

The city of Oxford was originally named Lickskillet. The city was established in the early 1850s. It was the first incorporated city of Calhoun County. Since 1970, the city has annexed several communities such as Bynum and Coldwater. The freedom fighters of the American civil rights movement were confronted by the citizens of Oxford on May 14, 1961. This incident prompted John F. Kennedy, President of United States, to provide federal protection to the fighters.

Oxford and nearby Attractions

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History
  • Old Mill Mall Shopping Center
  • Trinity Baptist Church
  • Centennial Memorial Park
  • Berman Museum of World History
  • Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Oxford

You can visit Coldwater Covered Bridge while staying in the city. Oxford Lake also offers several recreational activities. The area is surrounded by a 67-mile walking track, a children's playground, tennis courts, covered picnic pavilions, and separate ball complexes. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Old Mill Mall Shopping Center, Sky City Shopping Center, and Quintard Mall Shopping Center.

Oxford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Anniston Metropolitan Airport.

Oxford Higher Education

Jacksonville State University, Southern Union State Community College, and Gadson State Community College are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,231
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+9,246
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22%
Median Earnings25+$35,317
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,200

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,859
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$804
Median House Value$134,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.6%
Irish9.3%
German7.6%
English7.5%
Scottish1.9%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Welsh1.3%
African1.1%
West Indian0.9%
Haitian0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Greek0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Oxford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes36203
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.58
Approximate Longitude-85.83

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)

StationANNISTON METRO AP
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationHEFLIN
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches
StationTALLADEGA
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp28 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anniston22,097$41,269
Edwardsville236$65,625
Heflin3,448$40,139
Jacksonville12,731$51,620
Weaver3,068$56,186

Oxford Public Libraries

Oxford Public Library
110 EAST 6TH STREET
Oxford, Alabama
(256) 831-1750

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Oxford Public Schools

Oxford Area Voc Sch
1 Yellow Jacket Drive
ZIP: 36203
High
Oxford Elem Sch
1401 Caffey Dr
ZIP: 36203
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Oxford High Sch
1 Yellow Jacket Drive
ZIP: 36203
High
Total Enrollment 1238
Oxford Middle Sch
1750 Highway 78 W
ZIP: 36203
Middle
Total Enrollment 657

Oxford Private Schools

Trinity Christian Academy
1500 Airport Rd
ZIP: 36203
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
Word Alive Academy
122 Allendale Rd
ZIP: 36203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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