Oxford, Alabama Population 2021

21,075
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Oxford is a city located in Calhoun County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 21,075, it is the 30th largest city in Alabama and the 1779th largest city in the United States . Oxford is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,348 in 2010. Oxford reached it's highest population of 21,543 in 2011. Spanning over 32 miles, Oxford has a population density of 663 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oxford is $72,967 with a poverty rate of 10.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $839 per month, and the median house value is $145,300. The median age in Oxford is 37.6 years, 36.6 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Oxford Demographics

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

  • White: 74.40%
  • Black or African American: 14.56%
  • Other race: 7.22%
  • Asian: 1.93%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oxford, Alabama is 21,075 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,300.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,348.

Oxford, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021112,153-726-0.65%
2020112,879-726-0.64%
2019113,605-726-0.64%
2018114,331-379-0.33%
2017114,710-263-0.23%
2016114,973-496-0.43%
2015115,469-448-0.39%
2014115,917-554-0.48%
2013116,471-719-0.62%
2012117,190-554-0.47%
2011117,744-664-0.56%
2010118,4080.00%

Oxford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,86474.40%
Black or African American3,10414.56%
Some Other Race1,5397.22%
Asian4121.93%
Two or More Races4041.89%
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Oxford Population by Race

Oxford Population Pyramid $2021

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Oxford Median Age

37.6


Total

36.6


Male

38.5


Female

Oxford Adults

There are 15,861 adults, (3,089 of whom are seniors) in Oxford.

Oxford Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxford Sex Ratio

Female

11,075

51.94%

Male

10,248

48.06%

Oxford Population by Age

Oxford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oxford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
Male77.5%22.5%
All71.3%28.7%
Non Family63.1%36.9%
Female48.2%51.8%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oxford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8712.6771.3
Married4,2283.2281.7
Non Family2,2671.2363.1
Female1,1543.3548.2
Male2223.1677.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Oxford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8856.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,1928.33%
High School Graduate4,23029.57%
Some College3,52324.62%
Associates Degree1,1958.35%
Bachelors Degree1,93413.52%
Graduate Degree1,3489.42%
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Oxford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,7319,4652,426
Black2,0371,871623
Hispanic1,126593132
Other Race82038123
2+ Races24621087
Asian21513962

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 35.37%.

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,078$45,861$30,923
Less Than 9th Grade$19,772$29,050$12,101
High School Graduate$27,417$37,024$20,825
Some College$38,370$44,159$35,673
Bachelors Degree$49,731$66,107$33,811
Graduate Degree$58,495$82,625$52,800

$37,078

Average Earnings

$45,861

Average Male

$30,923

Average Female

Oxford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oxford Language by Age

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Oxford Language

88.45% of Oxford residents speak only English, while 11.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.35% of the population.

Oxford Language

Oxford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,1161,74411.54%
Hispanic2,22424310.93%
Black3,0492026.63%
Other1,53818912.29%
Multiple4039423.33%

10.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.16%

Male Poverty Rate

12.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Multiple, with 23.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Black, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.85%.

Oxford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.38%
High School14.86%
Some College3.84%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed16.73%
Female Unemployed11.93%
Female Employed5.80%
Male Employed4.68%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oxford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,887$72,967
Families$66,175$82,163
Married Families$79,069-
Non Families$35,517$43,793
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Income by Household Type

Oxford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Oxford Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Oxford Marital Status by Race

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Oxford Marital Status

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1,474

Number of Veterans

1,368

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam554
Second Gulf War379
First Gulf War308
Korea78
World War II33

Oxford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54473
65 to 74383
55 to 64299
75+257
18 to 3462

Oxford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1889.98%
Black2108.94%
Hispanic886.07%
2+ Races4818.39%
Other Race171.62%
Asian114.66%

Oxford Veterans by Race

Oxford Veterans by Education

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3.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxford Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Oxford Employment by Age

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Oxford Employment by Race

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Oxford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.57%

Born in Oxford

92.89%

Native Born

7.11%

Foreign Born

4.32%

Non Citizen

2.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.89% of Oxford residents were born in the United States, with 66.57% having been born in Alabama. 4.32% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,075-75-0.35%
202021,150-75-0.35%
201921,225-75-0.35%
201821,300-29-0.14%
201721,329-17-0.08%
201621,346-64-0.30%
201521,410500.23%
201421,360-50-0.23%
201321,410-65-0.30%
201221,475-68-0.32%
201121,54380.04%
201021,5356,9433.97%
200014,5925,2304.54%
19909,3624230.46%
19808,9394,5787.44%
19704,3617581.93%
19603,6030.00%

Oxford Population by Year