Oxford, NC

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Population

58,503

0.278% growth

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$52,089

3.52% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

25,650

4.31% growth

Median Property Value

$146,100

3.47% growth

About

In 2017, Oxford, NC had a population of 58.5k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $52,089. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oxford, NC grew from 58,341 to 58,503, a 0.278% increase and its median household income grew from $50,317 to $52,089, a 3.52% increase.

The population of Oxford, NC is 58.2% White Alone, 30.6% Black or African American Alone, and 7.61% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Oxford, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oxford, NC is $146,100, and the homeownership rate is 73.4%. Most people in Oxford, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Oxford, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Oxford, NC employs 25.7k people. The largest industries in Oxford, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,386 people), Manufacturing (4,093 people), and Retail Trade (2,701 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,800), Utilities ($54,250), and Public Administration ($53,621).

Median household income in Oxford, NC is $52,089. Males in Oxford, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Oxford, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,089

2017 value

± $1,982

3.52%

1 Year Growth

± 5.13%

Households in Oxford, NC have a median annual income of $52,089, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,317 in 2016, which represents a 3.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oxford, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oxford, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $77,691, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $77,318 and $69,940.

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

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oxford, NC (7.98k out of 55.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,721 ± 418

  2. White

    3,487 ± 391

  3. Hispanic

    965 ± 227

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

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

25.7k

2017 Value

± 1,148

4.31%

1 Year growth

± 6.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oxford, NC grew at a rate of 4.31%, from 24.6k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oxford, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,274 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,349 people), and Management Occupations (2,340 people). 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,274 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,349 people), and Management Occupations (2,340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Oxford, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.97 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.76 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oxford, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,438), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,363), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,269).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.7k

2017 Value

± 1,148

4.31%

1 Year growth

± 6.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oxford, NC grew at a rate of 4.31%, from 24.6k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oxford, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,386 people), Manufacturing (4,093 people), and Retail Trade (2,701 people). 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (4,386 people), Manufacturing (4,093 people), and Retail Trade (2,701 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Oxford, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.58 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.43 times), and Public Administration (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oxford, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,800), Utilities ($54,250), and Public Administration ($53,621).

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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. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B 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. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

90.5% of the population of Oxford, NC has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oxford, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

9.54%

Uninsured

48.2%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oxford, NC declined by 18.7% from 11.7% to 9.54%.

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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Oxford, NC is home to a population of 58.5k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.16% of Oxford, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.44k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Oxford, NC is composed of 34.1k White Alone residents (58.2%), 17.9k Black or African American Alone residents (30.6%), 4.45k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.61%), 1.47k Two or More Races residents (2.5%), 308 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.526%), 232 Asian Alone residents (0.397%), 73 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.125%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0291%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oxford, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oxford, NC was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Oxford, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oxford, NC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.44k people

4.14%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.42k people

As of 2017, 4.16% of Oxford, NC residents (2.44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oxford, NC was 4.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Oxford, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oxford, NC was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.1k ± 64

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17.9k ± 334

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.45k ± 740

In 2017, there were 1.91 times more White Alone residents (34.1k people) in Oxford, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.9k Black or African American Alone and 4.45k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Oxford, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Oxford, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Oxford, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Oxford, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    916 ± 203

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    825 ± 167

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    516 ± 162

Oxford, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oxford, NC was $146,100 in 2017, which is 0.671 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $141,200 to $146,100, a 3.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Oxford, NC is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oxford, NC have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oxford, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$52,089

Median Household Income

± $1,982

20.9k

Number of Households

± 1,015

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.9k households in Oxford, NC grew to $52,089 from the previous year's value of $50,317.

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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Housing

Property Value

$146,100

2017 Median

± $4,202

$141,200

2016 Median

± $4,256

In 2017, the median property value in Oxford, NC grew to to $146,100 from the previous year's value of $141,200.

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 $125k - $150k 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

73.4%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.4% of the housing units in Oxford, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oxford, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oxford, NC have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Oxford, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oxford, NC was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (2.92%).

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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