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

The community of South Paris is the Seat for Oxford County.

Oxford County was founded in 1805.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Oxford had a population of 56,244 people. This is an increase of 2.72% since the last Census (which gave a population of 54,755 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Oxford represented 4.29% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 16 counties).

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% 
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200054,755The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Oxford County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Oxford County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Rumford   6,2326,4723.71% decrease  
Paris   4,9094,7932.42% increase  
Norway   4,7234,6112.43% increase  
Oxford   3,9223,9600.96% decrease  
Fryeburg   3,2803,0836.39% increase  

Websites for Oxford County

Official Website:   www.oxfordcounty.org/

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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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