Oxford, Iowa

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Oxford, Iowa
City
View of Oxford from 295th St
View of Oxford from 295th St
Location of Oxford, Iowa
Location of Oxford, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°43′22″N 91°47′23″W / 41.72278°N 91.78972°W / 41.72278; -91.78972Coordinates: 41°43′22″N 91°47′23″W / 41.72278°N 91.78972°W / 41.72278; -91.78972
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Johnson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 751 ft (229 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 807
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 821
 • Density 886.8/sq mi (342.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52322
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-60645
GNIS feature ID 0459975

Oxford is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 807 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Oxford was platted in 1868.[4] It is named from Oxford Township, which takes its name from Oxford, New York.[5]

Geography[edit]

Oxford is located at 41°43′22″N 91°47′23″W / 41.72278°N 91.78972°W / 41.72278; -91.78972 (41.722645, -91.789841).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

City Hall
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 560 —    
1890 515 −8.0%
1900 664 +28.9%
1910 614 −7.5%
1920 580 −5.5%
1930 521 −10.2%
1940 542 +4.0%
1950 543 +0.2%
1960 633 +16.6%
1970 666 +5.2%
1980 676 +1.5%
1990 663 −1.9%
2000 705 +6.3%
2010 807 +14.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 807 people, 336 households, and 216 families residing in the city. The population density was 886.8 inhabitants per square mile (342.4/km2). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 384.6 per square mile (148.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.9% White, 3.3% African American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 336 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.7% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 705 people, 279 households, and 189 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,346.3 people per square mile (523.5/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 546.2 per square mile (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.44% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.71% Asian, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,292, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $31,029 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,335. About 3.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

The Oxford Project[edit]

The Oxford Project is a book capturing the stories of 100 Oxford residents along with photographs of them taken 20 years apart. Photographer Peter Feldstein (himself an Oxford resident) took photographs of all but 3 of his neighbors during 1984. In 2005 & 2006 he returned with writer Stephen G. Bloom to take updated photos and interview as many of those original residents as possible.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ History of Johnson County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, and Its Townships, Cities and Villages from 1836 to 1882. 1883. p. 741. 
  5. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1912). Leading Events in Johnson County, Iowa, History, Volume 1. Western Historical Press. pp. 162–163. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Rosecrans Baldwin (2008-09-22). "The Oxford Project". The Morning News. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  9. ^ Wayne Drash (2008-10-07). "Photo project gives voice to 'backbone of America'". CNN. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 

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