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Oxford is a town in Benton County, in the Lafayette metro area.
The community was named for Oxford, England.
The latitude of Oxford is 40.519N. The longitude is -87.247W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,232.
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27% of Oxford residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,472, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Oxford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Oxford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.
Libraries in Oxford include Oxford Public Library ... View libraries
Benton 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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