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Oxford, Maryland

Oxford is a town located in Talbot County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 771.


Oxford is located at 38°41'12" North, 76°10'15" West (38.686776, -76.170842)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 30.56% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 771 people, 396 households, and 241 families residing in the town. The population density is 595.4/km² (1,532.4/mi²). There are 523 housing units at an average density of 403.9/km² (1,039.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.87% White, 6.36% African American, 0.13% Asian and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 396 households out of which 14.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% are married couples living together, 7.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% are non-families. 34.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.95 and the average family size is 2.45.

In the town the population is spread out with 13.2% under the age of 18, 1.7% from 18 to 24, 17.3% from 25 to 44, 37.2% from 45 to 64, and 30.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 55 years. For every 100 females there are 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $52,054, and the median income for a family is $71,071. Males have a median income of $52,708 versus $33,929 for females. The per capita income for the town is $47,917. 3.3% of the population and 2.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.1% are under the age of 18 and 2.7% are 65 or older.