Oxford County, ME

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Population

57,230

0.12% decline

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Median Age

46.3


Median Household Income

$44,582

5.65% growth

Number of Employees

25,524

1.94% growth

Median Property Value

$137,200

3.24% growth

About

In 2017, Oxford County, ME had a population of 57.2k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $44,582. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oxford County, ME declined from 57,299 to 57,230, a -0.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,197 to $44,582, a 5.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oxford County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.6%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), White (Hispanic) (0.813%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.577%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.349%). N/A% of the people in Oxford County, ME speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oxford County, ME is $137,200, and the homeownership rate is 79.9%. Most people in Oxford County, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Oxford County, ME is 2 cars per household.

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

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maine, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Oxford County, ME employs 25.5k people. The largest industries in Oxford County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,987 people), Retail Trade (3,416 people), and Manufacturing (2,983 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,708), Utilities ($46,161), and Public Administration ($44,779).

Median household income in Oxford County, ME is $44,582. Males in Oxford County, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Oxford County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,582

2017 value

± $1,758

5.65%

1 Year Growth

± 5.32%

Households in Oxford County, ME have a median annual income of $44,582, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,197 in 2016, which represents a 5.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oxford County, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9668

  2. Census Tract 9666

  3. Census Tract 9660

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oxford County, ME was Census Tract 9668 with a value of $54,821, followed by Census Tract 9666 and Census Tract 9660, with respective values of $53,802 and $52,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oxford County, ME (8.59k out of 56.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,015 ± 607

  2. Two Or More

    297 ± 119

  3. Native American

    131 ± 115

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25.5k

2017 Value

± 931

1.94%

1 Year growth

± 5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oxford County, ME grew at a rate of 1.94%, from 25k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oxford County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,071 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,246 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,121 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oxford County, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oxford County, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,071 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,246 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oxford County, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.41 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.74 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oxford County, ME, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,938), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($57,143), and Legal Occupations ($56,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.5k

2017 Value

± 931

1.94%

1 Year growth

± 5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oxford County, ME grew at a rate of 1.94%, from 25k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oxford County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,987 people), Retail Trade (3,416 people), and Manufacturing (2,983 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Oxford County, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,987 people), Retail Trade (3,416 people), and Manufacturing (2,983 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oxford County, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.43 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.56 times), and Construction (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oxford County, ME, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,708), Utilities ($46,161), and Public Administration ($44,779).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.58B

  2. $3.57B

  3. $3.34B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.58B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.57B) and Machinery ($3.34B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.4B

2020 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

25.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $45.4B. This is expected to increase 25.2% to $56.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.76B

  2. $3.36B

  3. $2.86B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.76B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.36B and New York and $2.86B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.6% of the population of Oxford County, ME has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 20.6% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 2.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Oxford County, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Oxford County, ME see 1589 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0629% decrease from the previous year (1590 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2601 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,589 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oxford County, ME see an average of 1,589 patients per year. This represents a 0.0629% decrease from the previous year (1,590 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.4%

Uninsured

38.5%

Employer Coverage

20.6%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

2.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oxford County, ME declined by 6.15% from 11% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oxford County, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

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Diversity

Oxford County, ME is home to a population of 57.2k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.85% of Oxford County, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.06k people).

In 2017, there were 50.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Oxford County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 465 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oxford County, ME was 46.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Oxford County, ME are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oxford County, ME residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.06k people

1.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.07k people

As of 2017, 1.85% of Oxford County, ME residents (1.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oxford County, ME was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Oxford County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oxford County, ME was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oxford County, ME

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    54.7k ± 35

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    1.09k ± 160

  3. White (Hispanic)

    465 ± 147

In 2017, there were 50.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Oxford County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 465 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,866 ± 198

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    465 ± 113

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    451 ± 135

Oxford County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oxford County, ME was $137,200 in 2017, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,900 to $137,200, a 3.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Oxford County, ME is 79.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oxford County, ME have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oxford County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$137,200

2017 Median

± $4,080

$132,900

2016 Median

± $4,374

In 2017, the median property value in Oxford County, ME grew to to $137,200 from the previous year's value of $132,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oxford County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oxford County, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$44,582

Median Household Income

± $1,758

20.8k

Number of Households

± 766

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.8k households in Oxford County, ME grew to $44,582 from the previous year's value of $42,197.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oxford County, ME 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

79.9%

2017 Homeownership

80.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.9% of the housing units in Oxford County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oxford County, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oxford County, ME have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Oxford County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oxford County, ME was Drove Alone (81.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (5.03%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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