Oxford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 23,110 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 77th largest community in Ohio.
Oxford is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oxford is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in teaching (16.64%), food service (13.63%), and office and administrative support (13.53%).
Also of interest is that Oxford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Oxford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.31% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because Oxford has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Oxford lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Oxford is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Oxford people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Oxford, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.72 minutes getting to work every day.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Oxford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Oxford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.13% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Oxford in 2018 was $17,855, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,420 for a family of four. However, Oxford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Oxford also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.50% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Oxford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oxford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oxford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.