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Overview

Introduction to Oxford, North Carolina

Oxford, North Carolina is 27 miles NE of Durham, North Carolina (center to center) and 37 miles N of Raleigh, Carolina. It is located in Granville county.

Oxford History

Many Native Indian tribes, including the Tuscaroras, have inhabited this region. Attracted by the rich land and well-watered wood, settlers from Virginia arrived in 1711. In 1761, local legislator Samuel Benton established a plantaion home and named it "Oxford." The area around this plantation became the county seat of Granville County. The community acquired the name of Benton's plantation, and the city of Oxford was incorporated in 1816. St. John's College, established in 1858, eventually became the United States' first Masonic orphanage. The world's second largest zipper manufacturer, IDEAL Fastener Corporation, is headquartered in Oxford. The city is also home to organizations like Revlon, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, and Certainteed.

Oxford and Nearby Attractions

  • North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
  • Duke Homestead State Historic Site
  • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
  • Granville County Museum
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Things To Do In Oxford

Granville County Museum, located in Oxford features rotating exhibits reflecting the region's science, art, history, and culture. North Carolina Museum of Life and Science is also nearby. Duke Homestead State Historic Site, which was the farmhouse of Washington Duke and his son James Buchanan Duke, is a place of historic interest in the area. The Dukes founded a tobacco factory which later became the American Tobacco Company. Visitors can enjoy boating, camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, and picnicking at the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area. J.C. Raulston Arboretum is another popular place to visit.

Oxford Transportation

Raleigh - Durham International Airport is the closest major airport.

Oxford Higher Education

Colleges near Oxford are Vance - Granville Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Duke University, and North Carolina Central University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,707
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+2,901
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married35%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,976
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,235
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,992

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,902
% Above Poverty Level74.2%
% Below Poverty Level25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$670
Median House Value$137,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.2%
English6.2%
German6%
Irish3.7%
Arab1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Italian0.9%
Dutch0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
US/American0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
African0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Oxford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Granville County
Standard Zip Codes27565
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.31
Approximate Longitude-78.58

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)

StationOXFORD 1 E
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationROXBORO 7 ESE
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationLOUISBURG
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 51 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Creedmoor4,353$74,607
Franklinton2,253$43,164
Henderson15,258$30,406
Kittrell267$30,500
Stem1,023$75,156
Stovall406$37,708

Oxford Public Libraries

Granville County Library System
210 MAIN ST
Oxford, North Carolina
(919) 693-1121

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Oxford Hospitals

Granville Health System
(Government - Local)
1010 College Street
(919) 690-3000

Oxford Public Schools

C. G. Credle Elementary
223 College St
ZIP: 27565
(919) 693-9191
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Center For Innovative Learning
3144 Webb School Rd
ZIP: 27565
(919) 690-2300
Other
Total Enrollment 25
Granville Magnet School
204 Taylor St
ZIP: 27565
(919) 690-2317
Other
Total Enrollment 171
J. F. Webb High
3200 Webb School Rd
ZIP: 27565
(919) 693-2521
High
Total Enrollment 615
Jf Webb Hs Of Health And Life Sciences
3200 Webb School Rd
ZIP: 27565
(919) 693-6411
High
Total Enrollment 304
Joe Toler-oak Hill Elementary
8176 Hwy 96
ZIP: 27565
(919) 693-8935
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Mary Potter Middle
200 Taylor St
ZIP: 27565
(919) 693-3914
Middle
Total Enrollment 356
Northern Granville Middle
3144 Webb School Rd
ZIP: 27565
(919) 693-1483
Middle
Total Enrollment 344
Oxford Preparatory High
6041 Landis Rd.
ZIP: 27565
(919) 690-0360
Other
Total Enrollment 113
West Oxford Elementary
412 Ivey Day Rd
ZIP: 27565
(919) 693-9161
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
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