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Welcome to Oxford ...

Oxford is located in Worcester County<1>.

The location of Oxford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oxford has a population of 13,990 people<3> (see below for details).

Oxford was settled in 1687 and was incorporated in 1713.

Oxford is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oxford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Oxford: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Oxford: 01540<6>

Websites for Oxford ...

Official Website: www.town.oxford.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 13,990 people. This is an increase of 2.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 13,709 people. This makes Oxford the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Oxford represents 0.21% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 142nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,709 people, the population of Oxford increased 2.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,352 people).

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

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Massachusetts communities named Oxford: This one is located in Worcester County and the other is located in Bristol County.

Beyond Massachusetts, there are 40 communities that are also named Oxford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, 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.

Communities near Oxford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oxford.

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
  • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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  • Milford [Worcester County]
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    • Milford [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holden [Worcester County]
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      • Holden [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
    • Grafton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,082 people
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    • Westborough [Worcester County]
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      • Westborough [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westborough
    • Hopkinton [Middlesex County]
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      • Hopkinton [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkinton
    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
    • Burrillville [Providence County]
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      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrillville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oxford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oxford.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oxford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxford. See our Newspapers Page for Oxford.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oxford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oxford.

Adding Oxford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oxford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oxford was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oxford on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oxford: www.town.oxford.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oxford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oxford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>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 community (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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OxfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1168, Longitude: -71.8648       In this case, the coordinates for Oxford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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