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Oxford, Alabama

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The location of Oxford

Welcome to Oxford ...

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

The location of Oxford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Oxford has a population of 21,180 people<2> (see below for details).

Oxford is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Oxford: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Oxford: 36203<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 21,348 people (which is 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 (with a count of 14,592 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 21,180 people. This is a decrease of 0.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Oxford ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Colony   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,425   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,664   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Munford   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,157   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oxford. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oxford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oxford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oxford:

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>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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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 we use 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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