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Oxford, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Oxford had a population of 8,346 as of July 1, 2016. Oxford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oxford is located at latitude 36.3217 and longitude -78.5865 in Granville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oxford (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Granville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 482 feet.

The City of Oxford (GNIS ID: 2404455) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Oxford is located within Township of Oxford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Granville 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.

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


Total Population 8,346
Population in Households 8,014
Population in Familes 6,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density1 1,367
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 3,363
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,641 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,722 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $137,108
Average Home Value $172,666


Median Household Income $36,376
Average Household Income $54,729
Per Capita Income $22,677
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.08%
Households -0.22% -0.09%
Families -0.11% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxford to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 102 86th
Population Density1 # 114 85th
Diversity Index2 # 175 76th
Median Household Income # 475 36th
Per Capita Income # 320 57th

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