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Oxford, Georgia
Location in Newton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Newton County and the state of Georgia
Oxford, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Oxford, Georgia
Oxford, Georgia
Location in Metro Atlanta
Country United States
State Georgia
County Newton
Area
 • Total 2.18 sq mi (5.64 km2)
 • Land 2.15 sq mi (5.58 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
761 ft (232 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,308
 • Density 1,071.99/sq mi (413.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30054
Area code(s) 470/678/770
FIPS code 13-58744
GNIS feature ID 0332587

Oxford is a city in Newton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,134. It is the location of Oxford College of Emory University.

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

History

Oxford was established as a town by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839 as the birthplace of Oxford College of Emory University and incorporated as a city in 1914.

Properties in Oxford listed on the National Register of Historic Places include: Oxford Historic District and the Orna Villa, an mansion, which was built in 1825, which was used as a hospital during the American Civil War.

Geography

GA81-Oxford
Georgia State Route 81 south near City Hall in Oxford on 31 May 2009.

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).

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

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 665
1880 554 −16.7%
1890 791 42.8%
1900 800 1.1%
1910 655 −18.1%
1920 698 6.6%
1930 537 −23.1%
1940 616 14.7%
1950 817 32.6%
1960 1,047 28.2%
1970 1,373 31.1%
1980 1,750 27.5%
1990 1,945 11.1%
2000 1,892 −2.7%
2010 2,134 12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Oxford racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 878 38.04%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,141 49.44%
Native American 4 0.17%
Asian 24 1.04%
Other/Mixed 97 4.2%
Hispanic or Latino 164 7.11%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,308 people, 682 households, and 438 families residing in the city.

Education

  • Oxford College of Emory University
  • Providence Classical Christian School
  • R.L. Cousins Middle School
  • Palmer Stone Elementary School

Notable people

  • Heck Thomas, frontier lawman
  • Cora Mae Bryant, blues musician
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