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New Oxford

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New Oxford is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,783 at the 2010 census.GeographyNew Oxford is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6sqmi, all of it land.HistoryNew Oxford was originally platted in 1792 for Henry Kuhn by James Bolton and identified as "Oxford town" due to the presence of a nearby stream ford and a local establishment named "Dutch Frederick's stand" with the head of an ox on the front of the building. This was changed again in 1822 by the town's first postmaster, Dr. Pfeiffer to "New Oxford". New Oxford was incorporated as borough in August 20, 1874 and Joseph S. Gitt was elected as its first president and then served as secretary thru 1891. In 1886, the population was 209 with 67 horses,40 cows, 65 "pleasure carriages" and 14 gold watches.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,696 people, 678 households, and 448 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,700.7 people per square mile (1,039.4/km²). There were 725 housing units at an average density of 1,154.5 per square mile (444.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.45% White, 1.36% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 4.42% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.96% of the population.
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