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The City of Oxford had a population of 590 as of July 1, 2022. Oxford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oxford is located at latitude 36.2212 and longitude -91.9293 in Izard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oxford encompass a land area of 6.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Izard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Oxford 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 New Hope, a minor civil division (MCD) of Izard County.

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Oxford, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 590 (100%)
Population in Households 586 (99.3%)
Population in Families 494 (83.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 90
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $58,000
Average Household Income $71,288
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $29,420
Wealth Index5 61


Total HU (Housing Units) 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $80,068
Average Home Value $122,967
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.31% 0.96%
Households 1.19% 0.94%
Families   0.85%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

Oxford, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxford to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 261 58th
Population Density # 523 16th
Median Household Income # 116 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 612 98th
Per Capita Income # 199 68th
Diversity Index # 470 25th

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