Oxford 73 Excellent
Oxford Livability #57 ranked city in Alabama#9,309 ranked city in the USARanks better than 68% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Oxford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Oxford Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Alabama
8713% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oxford cost of living
F Oxford Crime Total crime is 48% higher than Alabama
Total crime
4,70589% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2289% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Oxford crime
D- Oxford Employment Household income is 16% higher than Alabama
Median household income
$51,9286% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,35518% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%30% higher than the US average
Oxford employment
B- Oxford Housing Home value is equal to Alabama
Median home value
$129,10030% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$78617% lower than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
Oxford real estate or Oxford rentals
C- Oxford Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Alabama
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
51%4% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Oxford K-12 schools
C- Oxford User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Oxford
Overall user rating
62% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
64% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Oxford, AL

      Located in the state of Alabama, Oxford is a moderately-sized city with a population of 21,202 people. The majority of Oxford residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Oxford has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 78% of the population is classified as married and 61% have kids.

      Living in Oxford can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Alabama, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Oxford and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, education, housing and other important metrics.

      Oxford has a livability score of 74/100 and is ranked #43 in Alabama and #5,938 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Oxford has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (B-) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Oxford. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: crime (F) and employment (D-).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Oxford on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Assuming that Oxford meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Oxford. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Oxford are simply unattainable. The median home price for Oxford homes is $129,100, which is 0.5% higher than the Alabama average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Oxford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 13.8% lower than the Alabama average.

      Oxford transportation information

      Average one way commute21min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.1%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.8%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.1%2.9%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Oxford, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).