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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
Oxford is a town in Ohio with a population of 22,612. Oxford is in Butler County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Oxford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Oxford there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Oxford and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oxford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$777
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Oxford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,679.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    67%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    3%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Oxford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,238
National
$55,322
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Growing up in oxford I have had an amazing experience. There is always something to do in town ice skate on Friday nights to hanging uptown with your friends on weekdays. There's also so much more watching hockey teams in the winter and your home town football team in the fall nothing could get better than that. The town still has things that it needs to improve on such as the parting that goes on when the college kids are in town with all their beer can everywhere it hurts our environment and making our town look cluttered.
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Oxford is located 30 miles northwest of Cincinnati, 35 miles southwest of Dayton and about 5 miles east of the state boundary separating Ohio and Indiana.
Oxford city is a small town in Butler County in Southwest Ohio. It is best known for being home to Miami University. Recognized as a Public Ivy, which describes state-funded public universities with academic programs akin to the Ivy League schools, Miami University has a body of more than 16,000 students in a town with a summer population just over 10,000. The City of Oxford (actually, its predecessor, College Township) was founded one year after Miami University was established in 1809.
Oxford people are friendly, the environment is also nice.
Oxford meets you halfway. Literally.

It's a town with nice people, but not much else. All you have to do is drink, learn, or go bowling. Every summer the population cuts down to a 4th. The streets are empty, the stores are closed, and the bars shut down.

As a permanent resident you will experience exclusion from half of what your town has to do. The bars don't want you, and the housing is impossible to find. The entire town makes it pretty clear that the students are all that's important and you're here to hold down the fort until they get back.

At the same time the people who live there year round are genuinely nice people. They help one another, say hello, stop for pedestrians, the whole shebang.

On the other hand, the students are entitled asshats and have zero respect for the people who live there.

It's a tossup. It's a beautiful place to live. Safe, happy, and beautiful, but you have to work for it.