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Oxford County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2014: 57,238 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 54,755 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,533
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,116
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,176
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,651 (it was 5,138 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

29%

Land area: 2078 sq. mi.

Water area: 97.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oxford County: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.7%), Construction (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Oxford County, Maine:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Maine median age:  42.0 years
Males: 28,396  (49.6%)
Females: 28,842  (50.4%)
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Oxford County,ME real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Oxford County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,861 ($33,435 in 1999)

This county:

$38861
Maine:

$46974

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $538 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $686)
This county:

$538
State:

$668


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,863 (it was $80,300 in 2000)
Oxford:

$135,863
Maine:

$172,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,732 - $206,496
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,041
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $423

Institutionalized population: 416

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 104
  • Thefts: 135
  • Auto thefts: 14

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 108
  • Thefts: 129
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Health of residents in Oxford County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
70.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
61.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
53.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 313 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2008: 237 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2009: 172 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2010: 143 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2011: 123 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2012: 136 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2013: 134 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2014: 144 buildings, average cost: $199,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,719 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,480 (1.2%)

Oxford County household income distribution in 2009 Oxford County home values distribution Oxford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.3%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Oxford County:

15.9%
Maine:

14.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.8% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 25.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 8 years old)

Area name: Oxford County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oxford County is $480 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rumford, Paris, Norway, Bethel, South Paris, Mexico, Buckfield, West Paris, Fryeburg, Peru.

Oxford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Oxford County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Coos County, New Hampshire , Brown County, South Dakota , Carver County, Minnesota , Chippewa County, Minnesota , Day County, South Dakota , Edmunds County, South Dakota , Marion County, Oregon .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,405
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 993 (64% naturalized citizens)

Oxford County:

1.8%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 141
  • 1990 to 1994: 65
  • 1985 to 1989: 92
  • 1980 to 1984: 56
  • 1975 to 1979: 49
  • 1970 to 1974: 38
  • 1970 to 1974: 103
  • 1965 to 1969: 449

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

Oxford County marital status for males Oxford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,914
  • One, attached: 567
  • Two: 1,084
  • 3 or 4: 1,273
  • 5 to 9: 970
  • 10 to 19: 355
  • 20 or more: 1,006
  • Mobile homes: 4,009
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 117

Housing units in Oxford County with a mortgage: 6,476 (502 second mortgage, 1,009 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,070

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oxford County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7087
Mainline Protestant3,08545
Evangelical Protestant3,04537
Other71914
None47,276-
Oxford County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Oxford County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 53
This county:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Oxford County:

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Oxford County:

Average size of farms: 144 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,238
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $744.23
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.72%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,749
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,625
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.69%
Corn for grain: 711 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 666 acres

Earthquake activity:

Oxford County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from Oxford County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from Oxford County center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1852): July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • MaineSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 11, 2007 to July 12, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1716): August 8, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1716, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MaineSevere Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1693): April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MaineHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3256): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 3, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1591): June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: March 11, 2005 to March 12, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3210): April 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3210, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: March 9, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3209): April 1, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3209, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3206): March 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, Snow Melt, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: December 10, 2003 to December 31, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1508): February 5, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1508, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: December 6, 2003 to December 7, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3190): January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3190, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 18 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (34%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Nicaragua (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Oxford County (%):

  • English (24%)
  • French (except Basque) (14%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French Canadian (8%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scottish (4%)

Oxford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,216 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 3,512 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 97 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0%)
  • Walked: 844 (3%)
  • Other means: 195 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,159 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Oxford County, Maine in 2000:

  • 593 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Oxford County, Maine in 2010:

  • 398 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 193 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 143 people in college/university student housing
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,311.

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Maine average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.00% relocated from other counties in Maine ($17,454 average AGI)
2.32% relocated from other states ($17,387 average AGI)
Oxford County:

2.32%
Maine average:

2.57%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.17% ($32,016 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($32,057)
from York County, ME  0.34% ($35,114)
from Carroll County, NH  0.26% ($33,691)
from Franklin County, ME  0.23% ($22,319)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.13% ($27,926)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.10% ($23,250)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Maine average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.30% relocated to other counties in Maine ($19,075 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($11,783 average AGI)
Oxford County:

2.15%
Maine average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.12% ($27,227 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.11% ($34,134)
to York County, ME  0.35% ($32,392)
to Carroll County, NH  0.25% ($23,404)
to Franklin County, ME  0.23% ($32,042)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.16% ($35,529)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.10% ($9,524)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Oxford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Oxford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Oxford County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oxford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oxford County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,609 (8,901 aged, 2,708 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 655 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Oxford County, Maine in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (749)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (735)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (601)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (425)
  • Unspecified dementia (374)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (368)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (302)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (180)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (179)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (157)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5927.860
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 132.480
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48871.3

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1006.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1096.630

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.81
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.64

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.36

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 156.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 92.4
  • Other - 64.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 56,984
  • In family households: 46,190 (11,010 male householders, 4,771 female householders)
    11,905 spouses, 14,357 children (13,029 natural, 396 adopted, 932 stepchildren), 917 grandchildren, 295 brothers or sisters, 380 parents, 373 other relatives, 1,895 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,794 (4,276 male householders (3,162 living alone)), 4,243 female householders (3,423 living alone)), 2,275 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 849 (416 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,962 2-persons, 3,482 3-persons, 2,702 4-persons, 1,106 5-persons, 342 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,585 1-person, 1,710 2-persons, 149 3-persons, 45 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

8,857 married couples with children.
3,338 single-parent households (956 men, 2,382 women).

95.5% of residents of Oxford County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $343,307,000 ($6064 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,133,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $154,724,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $70,957,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $474,000
Federal grants: $90,029,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,391,000 ($13,764,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,732,000 ($46,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,409,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,087,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,833,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,783
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,174
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +63
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,306
Here:

+41 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Oxford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.19 millions of gallons per day (90% from ground, 10% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 438
  • 2000 to 2004: 5,288
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,265
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,458
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,835
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,140
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,666
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,511
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,507
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oxford County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 127
  • 3 rooms: 577
  • 4 rooms: 2,497
  • 5 rooms: 4,329
  • 6 rooms: 3,652
  • 7 rooms: 2,549
  • 8 rooms: 1,643
  • 9+ rooms: 1,765
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 222
  • 3 rooms: 881
  • 4 rooms: 1,504
  • 5 rooms: 1,217
  • 6 rooms: 651
  • 7 rooms: 357
  • 8 rooms: 144
  • 9+ rooms: 107
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oxford County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 55
  • 1 bedroom: 858
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,678
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,702
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,975
  • 5+ bedrooms: 908
  • no bedroom: 67
  • 1 bedroom: 1,240
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,086
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,299
  • 4 bedrooms: 358
  • 5+ bedrooms: 88
Cars and other vehicles available in Oxford County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 555
  • 1 vehicle: 4,752
  • 2 vehicles: 8,167
  • 3 vehicles: 2,787
  • 4 vehicles: 694
  • 5+ vehicles: 221
  • no vehicle: 964
  • 1 vehicle: 2,625
  • 2 vehicles: 1,253
  • 3 vehicles: 213
  • 4 vehicles: 58
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

65% of Oxford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Maine.

Oxford County:

65.4%
State average:

60.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 38679
  • Northeast: 11114
  • Midwest: 1173
  • South: 1619
  • West: 846

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $69,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oxford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79.2%)
  • Wood (14.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71.8%)
  • Electricity (14.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.9%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 527
Here:

8.1%
Maine:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 358
Here:

10.2%
Maine:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 233
Here:

19.9%
Maine:

28.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Oxford County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $50,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,801,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,157,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,065,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Regular Highways: $361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $294,000
    General Public Buildings: $191,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $116,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Sewerage: $74,000
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000
    Air Transportation: $25,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $132,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
    General - Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,950,000

Oxford County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $911,000
    Rents: $86,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $541,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,430,000
    NEC: $0

Oxford County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,700,000
    Beginning: $1,500,000

Oxford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $454,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,574
  • Number of aged recipients: 91
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,483
  • Number of recipients under 18: 179
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,169
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 226
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 687
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 656
Oxford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Oxford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Oxford County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John36875.1 years
Mary28480.9 years
Robert27171.1 years
William26375.4 years
Charles23876.6 years
George23775.2 years
Joseph22676.6 years
James20271.5 years
Ruth17280.4 years
Arthur17278.5 years
Most common last names in Oxford County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20076.4 years
Brown17477.6 years
Arsenault13377.1 years
Gallant10677.5 years
Perry7877.7 years
Davis7777.8 years
Martin7075.4 years
Kimball7077.4 years
Cummings6578.1 years
Johnson6476.6 years
Businesses in Oxford County, ME
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's2
Burger King1RadioShack1
Circle K4Rite Aid4
ColorTyme1Sears1
Curves3Subway2
Dunkin Donuts3Taco Bell1
FedEx4True Value1
Ford1U-Haul2
GNC4U.S. Cellular2
H&R Block2UPS3
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets10

Oxford County on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"