Oxford (village), New York

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Oxford, New York
Village
First National Bank of Oxford building in 2009.
First National Bank of Oxford building in 2009.
Oxford, New York is located in New York
Oxford, New York
Oxford, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°26′32″N 75°35′52″W / 42.44222°N 75.59778°W / 42.44222; -75.59778Coordinates: 42°26′32″N 75°35′52″W / 42.44222°N 75.59778°W / 42.44222; -75.59778
Country United States
State New York
County Chenango
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,450
 • Density 810/sq mi (320/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13830
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-55948
GNIS feature ID 0959713

Oxford is a village in Chenango County, New York, USA. The population was 1,450 at the 2010 census. The village is named after Oxford, Massachusetts, the hometown of the landowner.

The Village of Oxford is in the northern part of the Town of Oxford, southwest of the City of Norwich.

History[edit]

The village was founded by its first settlers in 1791, including landowner Benjamin Hovey (1758–1811), a later business partner of Aaron Burr and cousin Theodore Burr.

The former Chenango Canal passed through the village, connecting the community to Utica and Binghamton.

In 1985, many of its historic buildings were included in the Oxford Village Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

Oxford is located at 42°26′32″N 75°35′52″W / 42.44222°N 75.59778°W / 42.44222; -75.59778 (42.442354, -75.597822).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²). None of the area is covered with water.

The Chenango River divides the village.

New York State Route 12 (Canal Street) intersects New York State Route 220 (State Street to the west and Main Street to the east) in the village.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,584 people, 607 households, and 423 families residing in the village. The population density was 890.8 people per square mile (343.6/km²). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 384.7 per square mile (148.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.79% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 607 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,692, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $29,408 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,576. About 7.7% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Local businesses[edit]

  • Russo's Tack Shack
  • Hoppie's Ice Cream Parlor
  • Roma's Italian Restaurant
  • Dollar General
  • Mr. Chubbs Restaurant
  • Clachan Coffeehouse
  • The Stadium Sports Bar
  • Oxford Hardware

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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