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Oxford, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Oxford Census Designated Place had a population of 6,067 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Oxford is located at latitude 42.1159 and longitude -71.8701 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Oxford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The Oxford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378199) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Oxford Census Designated Place is located within Town of Oxford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oxford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oxford: Oxford Centre.

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Oxford, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,067
Population in Households 6,005
Population in Familes 4,986
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 1,751
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,333
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,589
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,732 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 601 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $240,299
Average Home Value $264,247


Median Household Income $63,751
Average Household Income $83,564
Per Capita Income $32,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.13%
Households -0.14% 0.06%
Families -0.05% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oxford, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxford to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 105 58th
Population Density1 # 99 60th
Diversity Index2 # 178 28th
Median Household Income # 148 40th
Per Capita Income # 165 33rd

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