Oxford, Georgia

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Oxford, Georgia
City
Location in Newton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Newton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°37′27″N 83°52′12″W / 33.62417°N 83.87000°W / 33.62417; -83.87000Coordinates: 33°37′27″N 83°52′12″W / 33.62417°N 83.87000°W / 33.62417; -83.87000
Country United States
State Georgia
County Newton
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,134
 • Density 727.7/sq mi (286.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30054
Area code(s) 470/678/770
FIPS code 13-58744[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332587[2]

Oxford is a city in Newton County, Georgia, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,892. It is the location of Oxford College of Emory University. The town was named after Oxford University, the alma mater of the founders of Oxford College.[3] The entire town is also designated as a shrine of the United Methodist Church. Additionally, Confederate soldiers are buried in a small cemetery on the ground of Oxford College. The Dukes of Hazzard filmed its TV series opening credits jump on the grounds of the college.

Much of the city is part of the National Parks-designated Oxford Historic District.

History[edit]

Oxford was incorporated as a town in 1839 and as a city in 1914.[4]

Properties in Oxford listed on the National Register of Historic Places include: Oxford Historic District and the Orna Villa, an 1825 mansion.

Geography[edit]

Oxford is located at 33°37′27″N 83°52′12″W / 33.62417°N 83.87000°W / 33.62417; -83.87000 (33.624210, -83.869885)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,892 people, 509 households, and 387 families residing in the city. The population density was 740.0 people per square mile (285.4/km²). There were 534 housing units at an average density of 208.9 per square mile (80.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.62% White, 32.72% African American, 0.42% Native American, 4.07% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 509 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 34.4% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,698, and the median income for a family was $43,571. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $25,556 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,206. About 8.8% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Georgia State Route 81 south near City Hall in Oxford on 31 May 2009.
  • Palmer Stone Elementary School
  • R.L. Cousins Middle School
  • Oxford College of Emory University

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Oxford Historic District, Newton County, Georgia". National Register of Historic Places. 2012-08-27. 
  4. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 242. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.