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Oxford, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Oxford had a population of 21,580 as of July 1, 2016. Oxford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oxford is located at latitude 34.3632 and longitude -89.5277 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oxford (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 509 feet.

The City of Oxford (GNIS ID: 2404454) 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 Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oxford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oxford, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,580
Population in Households 20,634
Population in Familes 11,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 946
Population Density1 1,363
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 9,854
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 3,899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,480 (27.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,375 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,968 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $220,084
Average Home Value $271,688


Median Household Income $35,420
Average Household Income $56,349
Per Capita Income $26,304
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.13% 2.0%
Households 2.11% 2.12%
Families 2.89% 1.79%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oxford, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxford to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 20 95th
Population Density1 # 39 90th
Diversity Index2 # 142 61st
Median Household Income # 152 58th
Per Capita Income # 28 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.