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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,927
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+3,150
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.1%
Median Earnings25+$39,895
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,321
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,309

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,766
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$844
Median House Value$211,800

Ancestry

French Except Basque28.6%
Italian19%
Irish14.1%
English10%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.7%
Swedish8.7%
Polish8.3%
German7.1%
Canadian5%
Scottish2.2%
Portuguese2.1%
Russian1.9%
Lithuanian1.8%
Hungarian1.7%
Swiss1.4%
Brazilian0.9%
Welsh0.5%
US/American0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Oxford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1540
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.11
Approximate Longitude-71.87

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)

StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn16,393$90,471
Charlton13,292$103,659
Dudley11,608$84,274
Millbury13,431$88,622
Sutton9,208$113,060
Webster12,122$53,849

Oxford Public Libraries

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

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Oxford Public Schools

Alfred M Chaffee
9 Clover Street
ZIP: 1540
(508) 987-6057
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Clara Barton
25 Depot Road
ZIP: 1540
(508) 987-6066
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Oxford High
495 Main Street
ZIP: 1540
(508) 987-6081
High
Total Enrollment 448
Oxford Middle
497 Main Street
ZIP: 1540
(508) 987-6074
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
Project C.o.f.f.e.e.
495 1/2 Main Street
ZIP: 1540
(508) 987-6090
Other
Total Enrollment 37

Oxford Private Schools

Oak Hill Christian School
40 Sacarrappa Rd
ZIP: 1540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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