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Oxford, Massachusetts
—  CDP  —
Coordinates: 42°6′43″N 71°52′8″W / 42.11194°N 71.86889°W / 42.11194; -71.86889
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
 - Total 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 - Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 505 ft (154 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,899
 - Density 1,683.9/sq mi (650.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01540
Area code(s) 508
FIPS code 25-51790
GNIS feature ID 0610666

Oxford is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Oxford in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,899 at the 2000 census.



Oxford is located at 42°6′42″N 71°52′8″W / 42.11167°N 71.86889°W / 42.11167; -71.86889 (42.111855, -71.868916).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.6 km² (3.7 mi²). 9.1 km² (3.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (5.91%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,899 people, 2,282 households, and 1,567 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 650.7/km² (1,683.9/mi²). There were 2,370 housing units at an average density of 261.4/km² (676.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.36% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 2,282 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,866, and the median income for a family was $58,030. Males had a median income of $42,306 versus $28,611 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,149. About 5.8% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.


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