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Oxford, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Oxford had a population of 643 as of July 1, 2020. Oxford ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oxford is located at latitude 38.6865 and longitude -76.1716 in Talbot County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oxford encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Talbot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Oxford (GNIS ID: 2391348) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Oxford is located within District 3, Trappe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Talbot County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oxford: Third Haven, Thread Haven, Williamstadt.


Oxford, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 643 (100%)
Population in Households 643 (100.0%)
Population in Families 473 (73.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,194
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $93,757
Average Household Income $155,130
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $79,854
Wealth Index5 295


Total HU (Housing Units) 576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 (41.8%)
Median Home Value $636,364
Average Home Value $786,700
Housing Affordability Index3 93


Total Households 335
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.12% -0.34%
Households -0.09% -0.3%
Families -0.1% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.08%


Oxford, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxford to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 349 33rd
Population Density # 273 47th
Median Household Income # 180 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 69 13th
Per Capita Income # 22 96th
Diversity Index # 425 18th

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