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The 2000 Census showed that Oxford County had a population of 54,755 people. This represented 4.29% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 16 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Oxford had a population of 56,244 people. This is an increase of 2.72% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201057,833+5.62%+2.83% since 2009
200956,244+2.72%-0.64% since 2008
200856,608+3.38% 
200756,608+3.38%+0.4% since 2006
200656,382+2.97%+0.27% since 2005
200556,229+2.69%+0.45% since 2004
200455,977+2.23%+0.64% since 2003
200355,620+1.58%+0.24% since 2002
200255,485+1.33%+0.87% since 2001
200155,009+0.46%+0.46% since 2000
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200054,755The Last Census

Oxford County had 32,295 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Oxford County has a total area<3> of 2,175 square miles [5,633 km²]. Of this total, 2,078 square miles [5,381 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.47%) being water (97.3 square miles [251.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Oxford County had a population density of 26.35 people per square mile [10.17 people/km²], making it the state's 11th most densely populated county (out of 16 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Oxford County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Oxford and the state of Maine.

Click here for the Oxford County QuickFact (QF-23017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Oxford County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
RumfordQF-23642906,2326,472-3.71%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Oxford County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AndroscogginQF-23001   SE106,539103,7932.65%
CumberlandQF-23005   SE278,559265,6124.87%
FranklinQF-23007   N29,73529,4670.91%
YorkQF-23031   S201,876186,7428.1%
Carroll (NH)QF-33003   SW47,86043,6669.6%
Coos (NH)QF-33007   NW31,48733,111-4.9%

The Canadian Province of Quebec lies to the north.

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Census QuickFact for Oxford County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Oxford. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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