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Oxford, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Oxford had a population of 989 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.7233 and longitude -91.7905 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oxford 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oxford: The Tank.

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Oxford, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 989
Population in Households 989
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,089
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $65,756
Average Household Income $73,506
Per Capita Income $30,489


Total Housing Units 425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $128,226
Average Home Value $139,157


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.5% 2.13%
Households 2.41% 2.02%
Families 2.46% 1.9%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 2018 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 # 289 71st
Population Density # 252 75th
Diversity Index # 126 88th
Median Household Income # 179 82nd
Per Capita Income # 367 64th

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