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Oxford, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Oxford had a population of 21,473 as of July 1, 2018. Oxford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oxford is located at latitude 33.6143 and longitude -85.835 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oxford (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Oxford are located in Calhoun County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Talladega County.

The City of Oxford (GNIS ID: 2404451) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oxford is located within Anniston Division of Calhoun County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oxford: Lick Skillet, Lickskillet, Snow Creek, Snows Creek.

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Oxford, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,473
Population in Households 21,266
Population in Familes 17,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density2 697
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $48,981
Average Household Income $64,283
Per Capita Income $24,742


Total Housing Units 8,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,874 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,186 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 799 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $130,639
Average Home Value $166,031


Total Households 8,060
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 5,738
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.07% -0.25%
Households -0.02% -0.3%
Families -0.46% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Oxford, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxford to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 29 95th
Population Density # 83 86th
Diversity Index # 177 70th
Median Household Income # 145 75th
Per Capita Income # 151 74th

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