Oxford, Arkansas

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Oxford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Oxford Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Oxford Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Oxford, Arkansas

Comparing Oxford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 3
People Above Poverty 2 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
People Living Alone 3 3

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Oxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles W of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Izard
Standard Zip Codes 72565
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.221
Longitude -91.929

Oxford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 36.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Oxford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 642 100%
Male 318 49.5%
Female 324 50.5%
Under 18 157 24.5%
18+ 485 75.5%
65+ 132 20.6%
Median Age 41.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 615 95.8%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.1%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 16 2.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.7%

Estimated Oxford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 653
Growth 11
Growth % 1.7%

Oxford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 41.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
German 15%
Irish 9.1%
English 7.5%
Dutch 2.3%
Italian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scottish 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Swedish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oxford 642 $25,250
Calico Rock 991 $31,328
Franklin 184 $26,250
Horseshoe Bend 2,278 $34,129
Melbourne 1,673 $31,900
Pineville 246 $30,208
Salem 1,591 $28,359
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