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Oxford, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Oxford: Ogden Street
Downtown Oxford: Ogden Street
Location of Oxford, Nebraska
Location of Oxford, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
Counties Furnas, Harlan
Area
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,077 ft (633 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 779
 • Estimate (2012) 773
 • Density 820.0/sq mi (316.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68967
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-37910
GNIS feature ID 0831942

Oxford is a village in Furnas and Harlan Counties in the U.S. state of Nebraska. The population was 779 at the 2010 census.

History

Oxford was established as a town in 1880 when the railroad was extended to that point.

Geography

Oxford is located at 40°15′8″N 99°37′58″W / 40.25222°N 99.63278°W / 40.25222; -99.63278 (40.252091, -99.632913). Most of Oxford is in Furnas County; only a small portion lies in Harlan County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 428
1900 576 34.6%
1910 593 3.0%
1920 739 24.6%
1930 1,155 56.3%
1940 1,141 −1.2%
1950 1,270 11.3%
1960 1,090 −14.2%
1970 1,116 2.4%
1980 1,109 −0.6%
1990 949 −14.4%
2000 876 −7.7%
2010 779 −11.1%
Est. 2015 764 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 779 people, 349 households, and 213 families residing in the village. The population density was 820.0 inhabitants per square mile (316.6/km2). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 462.1 per square mile (178.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.1% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 349 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the village was 46.2 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 876 people, 379 households, and 241 families residing in the village. The population density was 965.1 people per square mile (371.7/km²). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 509.0 per square mile (196.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.17% White, 0.11% African American, 0.57% Native American, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 379 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $33,490, and the median income for a family was $40,875. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,129. Below the poverty line were 7.3% of people, 2.7% of families, 8.4% of those under 18 and 12.0% of those over 64.


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