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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Oxford is a town in North Carolina with a population of 8,614. Oxford is in Granville County. Living in Oxford offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Oxford and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Oxford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    659.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    113.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,114.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,389.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Oxford

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,625
National
$55,322

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Oxford Reviews

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Oxford is a pretty interesting place. It is not exactly small, but it isn't large either making any travel time between businesses in the area short. They have many options for fast food and dining, as well as a Walmart, a small convention center, a post office, and my personal favorite, a library.
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Oxford is a small town, which has many pros, but also some cons. Some of the cons include the fact that there aren't very many things to see or do here- your options for recreational activities are somewhat limited. It's also a fair drive from larger towns (such as Durham or Wake Forest). However, Oxford is a nice enough town. There are a decent amount of parades and/or festivals that take place throughout the year.
The city's history dates to 1761, when local legislator Samuel Benton built a plantation home and called it "Oxford". The legislature ordered the area around his plantation to be the seat of Granville County. The city was not incorporated until 1816.
The first Masonic orphanage for children in the United States was built in Oxford. It was originally established as St. John's College in 1858. The college floundered, however. In 1872 the community suggested that the property be used to educate the less fortunate. In December 1873 the first residents were admitted to the Oxford Orphans Asylum, which is today known as the "Masonic Home for Children at Oxford".