Profile for Oxford, Maryland, MD
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Oxford is a town in Talbot County, in the Easton metro area.
The community was named after a town in England..
The latitude of Oxford is 38.686N. The longitude is -76.171W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 748.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Oxford demographic reports
Oxford is on Tred Avon River, on Delmarva Peninsula.
Former and merged names include:
· Thread Haven
· Third Haven
A busy port in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Oxford boomed for a short time in the late 1800s as a shipping center for oysters.
The Oxford-Bellevue ferry, first established in 1683, claims to be the oldest ferry serive in the country that's run privately.
Author James Michener often ate at the Robert Morris Inn during the time he was working on "Chesapeake."
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert Morris Sr., father of the "financier of the American Revolution"
Local festivals include:
- Talbot Cup - Sept. 22, 2007
- Fine Arts Fair - May 26-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oxford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Tred Avon Players
Oxford attractions: Oxford Bellevue Ferry, crossing the Tred Avon River
Historic sites and museums: Oxford Museum, Customs House
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oxford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Talbot County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21654 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
17% of Oxford residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oxford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oxford was $47,917, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Oxford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Oxford festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Fine Arts Fair - M
- Talbot Cup - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Oxford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $550. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,605.
Talbot County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oxford political report.
The average commute time for Oxford workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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