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Oxford, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Oxford had a population of 1,010 as of July 1, 2016. Oxford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oxford is located at latitude 41.7227 and longitude -91.7913 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oxford (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 748 feet.

The City of Oxford (GNIS ID: 2396117) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Oxford is located within Township of Oxford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oxford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oxford, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,010
Population in Households 1,010
Population in Familes 806
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,112
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 420
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $126,378
Average Home Value $136,012


Median Household Income $64,916
Average Household Income $71,631
Per Capita Income $29,940
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.66% 3.18%
Households 3.63% 3.17%
Families 3.82% 3.03%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oxford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxford to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 287 72nd
Population Density1 # 242 76th
Diversity Index2 # 125 88th
Median Household Income # 126 88th
Per Capita Income # 268 74th

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