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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 21,762
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,966
Age of the Population 21

Families

% of people married 15.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,165
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,736
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,875

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,688
% Above Poverty Level 53%
% Below Poverty Level 47%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 27.9%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $789
Median House Value $190,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.1%
Irish 11%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FAIRFIELD
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
Station BROOKVILLE
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
Station FRANKLIN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Camden 2,229 $44,167
College Corner 401 $46,786

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oxford Hospitals

MCCULLOUGH-HYDE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
110 NORTH POPLAR STREET
(513) 524-5462
Emergency Service: Yes

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Oxford High Schools

TALAWANDA HIGH SCHOOL
101 W CHESTNUT ST
513-523-4137
Serves 1,102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

Oxford Colleges

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Historic Oxford

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The Western College between 1900 and 1906

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The Western College between 1900 and 1906

The Western College c1904.

The Western College for Women class of 1905 1904 (est.)

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