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Oxford County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2019: 57,925 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Oxford County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.8%), Retail trade (15.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Oxford County, ME (2019)
    • 54,96995.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2872.2%Two or more races
    • 8271.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2430.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2120.4%Asian alone
    • 1900.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.01%Some other race alone
    • 40.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

47.4 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years
Males: 28,551  (49.3%)
Females: 29,374  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Oxford County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,058 ($33,435 in 1999)
This county:

$50,058
Maine:

$58,924

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $588 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $754)
This county:

$588
State:

$766


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $151,744 (it was $80,300 in 2000)
Oxford:

$151,744
Maine:

$200,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,200 - $228,593

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $191,016
Here:

$191,016
State:

$259,950

Townhouses or other attached units: $163,583
Here:

$163,583
State:

$300,718

In 2-unit structures: $197,481
Here:

$197,481
State:

$265,102

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $308,534
Here:

$308,534
State:

$278,220

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,277
Here:

$119,277
State:

$260,833

Mobile homes: $74,341
Here:

$74,341
State:

$87,621

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,798
Here:

$33,798
State:

$88,000

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,136
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $450

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
Oxford County, ME map from a distance

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:

  • 1997: 204 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 1998: 199 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 1999: 227 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2000: 248 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2001: 265 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2002: 323 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2003: 340 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2004: 450 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2005: 473 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 402 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 141 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2016: 150 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2017: 166 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2018: 182 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2019: 181 buildings, average cost: $206,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Oxford, ME residents
Average permit cost in Oxford, ME
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,031 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,823 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Oxford, ME in 2019
Distribution of house value in Oxford, ME in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oxford, ME in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.0%
Oxford County:

14.0%
Maine:

10.9%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.3% for Black residents, 5.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.3% for American Indian residents, 20.5% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.4 years old
(Males: 46.2 years old, Females: 48.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.6 years old, Black residents: 20.4 years old, American Indian residents: 58.7 years old, Asian residents: 50.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.1 years old, Other race residents: 49.6 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

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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 November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Maine:

4.7%

Unemployment by year in Oxford, ME
County total employment by year in Oxford, ME
County average yearly wages by year in Oxford, ME

Current college students: 1,405
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 919 (55.7% naturalized citizens)

Oxford County:

1.6%
Whole state:

3.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2092010 or later
  • 822000 to 2009
  • 901990 to 1999
  • 1481980 to 1989
  • 871970 to 1979
  • 552Before 1970

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: 28,283
  • One, attached: 276
  • Two: 1,065
  • 3 or 4: 1,212
  • 5 to 9: 736
  • 10 to 19: 301
  • 20 to 49: 716
  • 50 or more: 899
  • Mobile homes: 3,850
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Housing units in Oxford County with a mortgage: 9,440 (90 second mortgage, 989 home equity loan, 41 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,266

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

60.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oxford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Maine state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from Oxford County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from Oxford 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
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:

  • Maine Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4522-ME: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4522, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Maine Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2017 - November 1, 2017, FEMA Id: 4354, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4032: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4032, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1852: July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 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 08, 2007, FEMA Id: 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: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1591: June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 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: 3210, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: March 09, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3209: April 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3209, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 21 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Oxford County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 16, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Oxford

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,384 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,010 (9.9%)
  • Bus: 65 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 163 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 399 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,300 (6.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (22%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • France (8%)
  • England (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Ethiopia (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Oxford County


  • English (17%)
  • American (17%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (9%)
  • French Canadian (9%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $47,731.

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Maine average:

5.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.65% relocated from other counties in Maine ($20,548 average AGI)
2.55% relocated from other states ($21,902 average AGI)
Oxford County:

2.55%
Maine average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($32,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.19% ($36,805)
from York County, ME  0.54% ($32,443)
from Carroll County, NH  0.31% ($32,652)
from Franklin County, ME  0.19% ($37,073)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.16% ($29,000)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.13% ($121,852)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Maine average:

5.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.55% relocated to other counties in Maine ($23,311 average AGI)
2.06% relocated to other states ($15,902 average AGI)
Oxford County:

2.06%
Maine average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.18% ($36,929 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.06% ($36,518)
to York County, ME  0.46% ($31,327)
to Franklin County, ME  0.25% ($31,611)
to Carroll County, NH  0.23% ($54,940)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.15% ($38,688)

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 2019: 11.1

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 population in Oxford County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oxford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Oxford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oxford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oxford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oxford County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Oxford County, Maine in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (987)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (956)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (832)
  • Unspecified dementia (589)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (516)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (480)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (353)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (189)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (186)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (168)

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: 5,928
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 132
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,871

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,007
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,097

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

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: 57,925
  • Male householders: 10,831 (2,955 living alone), Female householders: 11,029 (3,528 living alone)
  • 10,846 spouses (10,733 opposite-sex spouses), 2,016 unmarried partners, (1,967 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 15,196 children (13,628 natural, 382 adopted, 1,199 stepchildren), 1,500 grandchildren, 512 brothers or sisters, 1,031 parents, 56 foster children, 1,010 other relatives, 2,992 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 740

Size of family households: 7,893 2-persons, 2,658 3-persons, 2,025 4-persons, 759 5-persons, 258 6-persons, 251 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,480 1-person, 1,307 2-persons, 112 3-persons, 32 4-persons.

5,389 married couples with children.
3,530 single-parent households (1,347 men, 2,183 women).

97.4% of residents of Oxford speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $343,307,000 ($6,064 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:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Oxford County, Maine
  • Year house built in Oxford County, Maine
  • 7642014 or later
  • 5902010 to 2013
  • 4,5942000 to 2009
  • 4,4981990 to 1999
  • 6,2621980 to 1989
  • 5,3411970 to 1979
  • 2,1641960 to 1969
  • 2,7541950 to 1959
  • 1,6721940 to 1949
  • 8,6181939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oxford County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oxford County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oxford County, Maine
  • 511 room
  • 1892 rooms
  • 5743 rooms
  • 2,5744 rooms
  • 4,0605 rooms
  • 3,5356 rooms
  • 2,6387 rooms
  • 1,8668 rooms
  • 2,1379+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oxford County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oxford County, Maine
  • 351 room
  • 2222 rooms
  • 7763 rooms
  • 1,1544 rooms
  • 7355 rooms
  • 7066 rooms
  • 2217 rooms
  • 1268 rooms
  • 3159+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oxford County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oxford County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oxford County, Maine
  • 63no bedroom
  • 9561 bedroom
  • 4,7142 bedrooms
  • 8,0783 bedrooms
  • 2,9674 bedrooms
  • 8525+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oxford County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oxford County, Maine
  • 51no bedroom
  • 1,1491 bedroom
  • 1,4422 bedrooms
  • 1,1313 bedrooms
  • 3474 bedrooms
  • 1425+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Oxford County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Oxford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oxford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 513no vehicle
  • 4,5221 vehicle
  • 7,5862 vehicles
  • 3,4033 vehicles
  • 1,0664 vehicles
  • 5985+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oxford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oxford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 664no vehicle
  • 2,0951 vehicle
  • 1,1112 vehicles
  • 2923 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

86.9% of Oxford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Maine.

Oxford County:

86.9%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 37,536
  • Other state: 19,008
  • Northeast: 13,867
  • Midwest: 1,244
  • South: 2,541
  • West: 1,292
Year householders moved into unit in Oxford County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oxford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.6%Wood
  • 10.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Electricity
  • 0.5%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.3%Electricity
  • 13.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.7%Wood
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 464
Here:

9.6%
Maine:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 436
Here:

16.2%
Maine:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 429
Here:

24.0%
Maine:

30.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Oxford County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,494,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,945,000
    Police Protection: $2,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,185,000
    Financial Administration: $586,000
    Central Staff Services: $570,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,713,000
    Rents: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $58,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,766,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $537,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,702,000

Oxford County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,494,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,945,000
    Police Protection: $2,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,185,000
    Financial Administration: $586,000
    Central Staff Services: $570,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,713,000
    Rents: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $58,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,766,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $537,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,702,000

Oxford County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,494,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,945,000
    Police Protection: $2,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,185,000
    Financial Administration: $586,000
    Central Staff Services: $570,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,713,000
    Rents: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $58,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,766,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $537,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,702,000

Oxford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,494,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,945,000
    Police Protection: $2,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,185,000
    Financial Administration: $586,000
    Central Staff Services: $570,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Air Transportation: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,713,000
    Rents: $119,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $58,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,766,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $537,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,702,000

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
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+)"