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Oxford, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Oxford Census Designated Place had a population of 6,154 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oxford: Oxford Centre.

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Oxford, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,154
Daytime Population: Workers 1,463
Daytime Population: Residents 2,563
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,026
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 6,090
Population in Familes 5,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 1,776
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $64,820
Average Household Income $85,509
Per Capita Income $32,677


Total Housing Units 2,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,740 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 615 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $244,685
Average Home Value $270,474


Total Households 2,355
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,604
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% 0.25%
Households 0.01% 0.18%
Families 0.09% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2017 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 Density # 100 60th
Diversity Index # 179 29th
Median Household Income # 148 40th
Per Capita Income # 166 33rd

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