Oxford County, ME

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2022 Population
58,276
0.811% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
48.2
1.26% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
2.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,780
6.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$176,800
12.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oxford County, ME had a population of 58.3k people with a median age of 48.2 and a median household income of $54,780. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oxford County, ME grew from 57,807 to 58,276, a 0.811% increase and its median household income grew from $51,384 to $54,780, a 6.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oxford County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), White (Hispanic) (1.01%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.472%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.364%).

None of the households in Oxford County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Oxford County, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Oxford County, ME was $176,800, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Oxford County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Oxford County, ME was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Moon Island on Thompson Lake in Oxford Maine

Population & Diversity

Oxford County, ME is home to a population of 58.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.41% of Oxford County, ME residents were born outside of the country (820 people).

In 2022, there were 25.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.5k people) in Oxford County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 587 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Oxford County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oxford County, ME was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oxford County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.5k ± 322
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.17k ± 298
  3. White (Hispanic)
    587 ± 121
1.59%
Hispanic Population
924 people

In 2022, there were 25.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.5k people) in Oxford County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 587 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.59% of the people in Oxford County, ME are hispanic (924 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oxford County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
820 people
1.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
841 people

As of 2022, 1.41% of Oxford County, ME residents (820 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oxford County, ME was 1.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,802 ± 244
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    631 ± 188
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    499 ± 138

Oxford County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oxford County, ME employs 26.1k people. The largest industries in Oxford County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,807 people), Retail Trade (3,761 people), and Manufacturing (3,464 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,464), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,625), and Manufacturing ($55,215).

Occupations

26.1k
2022 Value
± 1,050
−0.0804%
1 Year decline
± 5.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oxford County, ME declined at a rate of −0.0804%, from 26.1k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oxford County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,733 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,371 people), and Production Occupations (2,321 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oxford County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.1k
2022 Value
± 1,050
−0.0804%
1 Year decline
± 5.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oxford County, ME declined at a rate of −0.0804%, from 26.1k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oxford County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,807 people), Retail Trade (3,761 people), and Manufacturing (3,464 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oxford County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Oxford County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,144
Median earning men ± $2,844
$33,718
Median earning women ± $1,409

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,420), Manufacturing ($56,882), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,888).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($48,200), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,058), and Public Administration ($41,906).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 369
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 277
    Retail Trade
  3. 257
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oxford County, ME went to Donald J. Trump with 52.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.6%), followed by Other (2.09%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oxford County, ME was $176,800 in 2022, which is 0.627 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,600 to $176,800, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Oxford County, ME is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oxford County, ME have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oxford County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oxford County, ME is $54,780. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Oxford County, ME was Census Tract 9663 with a value of $85,500, followed by Census Tract 9666 and Census Tract 9658, with respective values of $66,389 and $61,042.

Property

$176,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,403
$18,627
Median Property Taxes
±$801

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oxford County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Oxford County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9663
  2. Census Tract 9666
  3. Census Tract 9658

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oxford County, ME was Census Tract 9663 with a value of $85,500, followed by Census Tract 9666 and Census Tract 9658, with respective values of $66,389 and $61,042.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oxford County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,780
Median Household Income
± $2,845
23.2k
Number of Households
± 999

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.2k households in Oxford County, ME grew to $54,780 from the previous year's value of $51,384.

The following chart displays the households in Oxford County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oxford County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.02%)

In 2022, 77.5% of workers in Oxford County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.02%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oxford County, ME have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Oxford County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oxford County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oxford County, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oxford County, ME (8.26k out of 57.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oxford County, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91% of the population of Oxford County, ME has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oxford County, ME see 1526 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.29% decrease from the previous year (1646 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 368 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,526 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oxford County, ME

Primary care physicians in Oxford County, ME see an average of 1,526 patients per year. This represents a 7.29% decrease from the previous year (1,646 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oxford County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.1% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 42.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.04%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oxford County, ME grew by 7.2% from 8.43% to 9.04%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.2 in Oxford County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.5% in Oxford County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.4% in Oxford County, ME.

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