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Oxford, Kansas
Old Oxford Mill (2012)
Old Oxford Mill (2012)
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sumner County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sumner
Founded 1871
Incorporated 1879
Named for Oxford University
Area
 • Total 0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,191 ft (363 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,048
 • Density 1,152/sq mi (446.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67119
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-53850
GNIS ID 470136

Oxford is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,048.

History

Oxford was founded in 1871 at the site of a former trading post. Oxford was incorporated as a city in 1879. It was named after Oxford University, in England.

Geography

Oxford is located at 37°16′29″N 97°10′11″W / 37.274841°N 97.169825°W / 37.274841; -97.169825 (37.274841, -97.169825). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land. It is approximately thirty miles south of Wichita.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Oxford has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 403
1890 665 65.0%
1900 567 −14.7%
1910 624 10.1%
1920 748 19.9%
1930 1,129 50.9%
1940 1,020 −9.7%
1950 798 −21.8%
1960 989 23.9%
1970 1,113 12.5%
1980 1,125 1.1%
1990 1,143 1.6%
2000 1,173 2.6%
2010 1,049 −10.6%
2020 1,048 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,049 people, 434 households, and 292 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,263.9 inhabitants per square mile (488.0/km2). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 583.1 per square mile (225.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 1.0% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 434 households, of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Education

The community is served by Oxford USD 358 public school district.

  • Oxford Jr/Sr High School, 515 N Water St.

Oxford High School has produced several championship sports teams recently: district champions in football, regional champions in baseball, and tournament champions in basketball. Oxford High School has also produced academic Scholar's Bowl teams that have gone to state, in which it took 2nd place in 2008 and 4th in 2014.

Notable people

  • Keitha Adams, (b1967), current Wichita State Shockers women's basketball head coach
  • Vingie Roe (1879–1958), American novelist and screenwriter
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