Oxford, Alabama Population 2024

21,862

Oxford is a city located in Calhoun County and Talladega County Alabama. Oxford has a 2024 population of 21,862. Oxford is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,082 in 2020.

The average household income in Oxford is $82,259 with a poverty rate of 12.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oxford is 37.4 years, 37.8 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Oxford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oxford was:

  • White: 74.11%
  • Black or African American: 16.34%
  • Other race: 5.07%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Asian: 1.04%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
31.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
688.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1% (-220)
The current population of Oxford, Alabama is 21,862 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,082.

Oxford, Alabama Population 2024

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Oxford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,31974.11%
Black or African American3,59816.34%
Other race1,1165.07%
Two or more races7573.44%
Asian2291.04%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oxford Population by Race

Oxford Population Pyramid 2024

Oxford Median Age

37.4

Total

37.8

Male

36.9

Female

Oxford Adults

There are 17,006 adults, (3,557 of whom are seniors) in Oxford.

Oxford Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxford Sex Ratio

Female10,68148.51%
Male11,33851.49%

Oxford Population by Age

Oxford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,1772.6573.726.3
Married3,8343.383.816.2
Non Family2,7421.36337
Female1,2993.4664.735.3
Male3023.3880.819.2
showing: 5 rows

3.2

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oxford Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oxford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 34.7%.

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,761

Average Earnings

$48,468

Average Male

$34,853

Average Female

Oxford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oxford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oxford Language

91.61% of Oxford residents speak only English, while 8.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.75% of the population.

Oxford Language

Oxford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,9271,62410.2%
Hispanic1,44768747.48%
Other1,11057751.98%
Black3,5063369.58%
Multiple75717923.65%
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12.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.56%

Male Poverty Rate

14.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Other, with 51.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Black, with 9.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.57%.

Oxford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.37%
High School11.9%
Some College7.4%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%
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Oxford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.14%
Male Unemployed24.91%
Female Employed8.17%
Male Employed4.13%
showing: 4 rows

Oxford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oxford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oxford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Oxford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oxford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oxford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oxford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,531

Number of Veterans

1,386

Male Veterans

145

Female Veterans

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Oxford Veterans by War

count

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Oxford Veterans by Age

count

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Oxford Veterans by Race

Oxford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Oxford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oxford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oxford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.97%

Born in Oxford

95.66%

Native Born

4.34%

Foreign Born

2.87%

Non Citizen

1.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.66% of Oxford residents were born in the United States, with 71.97% having been born in Alabama. 2.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oxford Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,512-70-0.32%
202821,582-70-0.32%
202721,652-70-0.32%
202621,722-70-0.32%
202521,792-70-0.32%
202421,862-70-0.32%
202321,932-70-0.32%
202222,002-70-0.32%
202122,072-10-0.05%
202022,0828293.9%
201921,253-66-0.31%
201821,319-37-0.17%
201721,356-20-0.09%
201621,376-70-0.33%
201521,446570.27%
201421,389-54-0.25%
201321,443-58-0.27%
201221,501-67-0.31%
201121,568110.05%
201021,5576,96547.73%
200014,5925,23055.86%
19909,3624234.73%
19808,9394,578104.98%
19704,36175821.04%
19603,603
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Oxford Population by Year