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Oxford, Alabama

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Welcome to Oxford ...

The city of Oxford is primarily located in Calhoun County. A portion of Oxford extends into Talladega County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Oxford has a population of 21,120 people<1> (see below for details).

Oxford is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Oxford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Oxford (for example, toward Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Oxford: (256) & (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Oxford: 36203<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 21,348 people (or 18% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Oxford the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oxford represents 0.45% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,348 people, the population of Oxford increased 46.3% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 14,592 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 21,120 people. This is a decrease of 1.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.74% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oxford.

Communities near Oxford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,474   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,491   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Munford   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,138   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Oxford.

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Oxford - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oxford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oxford. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oxford. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxford. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Oxford:

Websites for Oxford ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oxford ...

Looking for more information about Oxford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oxford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Oxford.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Oxford. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oxford.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oxford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Oxford.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oxford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oxford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Oxford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oxford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oxford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oxford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5967, Longitude: -85.8729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oxford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oxford.