Hinton Waldrist and its neighbouring hamlet of Duxford have a combined adult population of around 260 encompassing 145 houses and four farms. Although some of them are still involved in agriculture, most people commute to jobs in local towns.
The 13th century church is dedicated to St. Margaret of Antioch and has a tower with a ring of 6 bells which are regularly rung. There is a memorial window to Airey Neave who was the local MP and lived in the village up to his death from terrorist action in 1979.
There are 19 on the church electoral roll but services for major festivals attract twice this number. Normal weekly services include both 1662 Prayer Book and Common Worship Communion.
The village is served by the Buckland Community Bus taking villagers to Faringdon, Wantage or Witney. A weekly Comet bus on Wednesdays connects Hinton Waldrist with Oxford.