Oxford, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2018 Population
58,874
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
42.6
0.235% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
13.9%
3.18% 1-year decrease
2018 Median Household Income
$55,628
2018 Median Property Value
$149,400
2018 Employed Population
26,285

About

In 2018, Oxford, NC had a population of 58.9k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $55,628.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oxford, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.1%), Other (Hispanic) (3.42%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), and White (Hispanic) (2.84%). 0% of the households in Oxford, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.5% of the residents in Oxford, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Oxford, NC was $149,400, and the homeownership rate was 73.6%. Most people in Oxford, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Oxford, NC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Oxford, NC is home to a population of 58.9k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.51% of Oxford, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.65k people).

In 2018, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.3k people) in Oxford, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oxford, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.3k ± 38
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 432
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.01k ± 441
7.75%
Hispanic Population
4.56k people

In 2018, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.3k people) in Oxford, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.75% of the people in Oxford, NC are hispanic (4.56k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oxford, NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.51%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.65k people
4.16%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
2.44k people

As of 2018, 4.51% of Oxford, NC residents (2.65k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Oxford, NC was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    229,947 ± 11,640 people
  2. India
    70,805 ± 6,510 people
  3. Honduras
    36,544 ± 4,685 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,947 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 70,805 and Honduras with 36,544.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of Oxford, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    837 ± 206
  2. Vietnam
    820 ± 159
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    523 ± 154

Oxford, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Oxford, NC is $55,628. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Oxford, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $85,985, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $84,215 and $74,299.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,862. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Oxford, NC employs 26.3k people. The largest industries in Oxford, NC are , and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,628
2018 value
± $2,587

Households in Oxford, NC have a median annual income of $55,628, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.
$63,585
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,168
$47,862
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $855

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $64,719 ± $4,583
  2. White
    $53,494 ± $850
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,933 ± $24,629

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oxford, NC is from North Carolina.
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.473
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0599% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oxford, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $85,985, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $84,215 and $74,299.

The following map shows all of the counties in Oxford, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oxford, NC (7.78k out of 56.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oxford, NC is false, followed by false and false.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26.3k
2018 Value
± 1,149

In 2018, there were 26.3k employees (± 1,149) in Oxford, NC.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oxford, NC, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oxford, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oxford, NC, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oxford, NC, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.3k
2018 Value
± 1,149

In 2018, there were 26.3k employees (± 1,149) in Oxford, NC.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oxford, NC, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oxford, NC, though some of these residents may live in Oxford, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Oxford, NC, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oxford, NC, by median earnings, are .

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.74%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
49.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oxford, NC was $149,400 in 2018, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. The homeownership rate in Oxford, NC is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Oxford, NC have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oxford, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$149,400
2018 Median
± $4,871

In 2018, the median property value in Oxford, NC was $149,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oxford, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oxford, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,628
Median Household Income
± $2,587
21k
Number of Households
± 951

In 2018, the median household income of the 21k households in Oxford, NC was $55,628.

The following chart displays the households in Oxford, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oxford, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oxford, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.6% of the housing units in Oxford, NC were occupied by their owner.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oxford, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oxford, NC have a similar commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Oxford, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.38%)

In 2018, 84.8% of workers in Oxford, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.82%) and those who worked at home (4.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oxford, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oxford, NC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Oxford, NC has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$3,859
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,225
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,260
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.12%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oxford, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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