County population in 2012: 57,481 (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:
Land area: 2078 sq. mi. Water area: 97.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oxford County: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.0%), Retail trade (14.7%), Manufacturing (14.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,409 (1.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,244 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.3% for Black residents, 10.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.0% for American Indian residents, 52.4% for other race residents, 27.6% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Oxford County: Crocker Pond Campground (A), Sunday River Ski Area (B), Hastings Campground (C), White Mountain National Forest Caribou Shelter (D), Camp 3 (E), Camp Hiawatha (F), Bosebuck Camp (G), Camp Walden (H), Times Square (I), Parmachenee Club (J), Sunday River Cross Country Ski Center (K), Stony Brook Recreation Campground (L), Moochers Home (M), Spruce Meadow Picnic Area (N), South Arm Campground (O), Carters Cross Country Ski Center (P), Paris Hills Country Club (Q), Evans Notch District Ranger Station (R), Bear Mountain Village Campground (S), Snow Falls (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Oxford County include: Bell Hill Meeting House (A), Wildwood Cove Church (B), Bradbury Chapel (C), Bradley Church (D), Our Lady of the Snows Church (E), Old Meetinghouse (F), Hartford Community Church (G), Woodstock Seventh Day Church (H), West Sumner Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Pleasant Valley Cemetery (1), Stearns Hill Cemetery (2), Forbes Cemetery (3), North Paris Cemetery (4), Greenwood Mountain Cemetery (5), Abbot Cemeteries (6), Merrill Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Abbie Pond (A), Trafton Pond (B), Abbotts Pond (C), Upper Black Pond (D), Upper Richardson Lake (E), Walden Pond (F), Washburn Pond (G), Lake Anasagunticook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goff Brook (A), Aldrich Brook (B), Allen Brook (C), Gold Brook (D), Ash Brook (E), B Brook (F), Bailey Brook (G), Barnes Brook (H), Tenmile River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Oxford County include: Paris Hills Historic District (1), Oxford Plains Speedway (2), Broad Street Historic District (3), Stephen Phillips Preserve (4), Step Falls Preserve (5), Courthouse Square (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Oxford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 3.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 7/31/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Oxford County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 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 the 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 On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from Oxford County center On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from the county center On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Maine Severe 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
Maine Severe 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
Maine Severe 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
Maine Hurricane 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
Maine Severe 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
Maine Snow, 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
Maine Snow, Incident Period: March 9, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3209): April 1, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3209, Natural disaster type: Snow
Maine Snow, 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
Maine Severe 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
Maine Snow, 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: 16, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 10,479 (8,454 aged, 2,025 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
49 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
56 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +63
+1 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +2,306
+41 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 314
2000 to 2004: 1,392
1990 to 1999: 5,039
1980 to 1989: 5,555
1970 to 1979: 5,264
1960 to 1969: 2,510
1950 to 1959: 2,782
1940 to 1949: 2,186
1939 or earlier: 9,511
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oxford County, Maine
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 38679
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