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Oxford, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Oxford had a population of 21,909 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Oxford, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,909
Daytime Population: Workers 19,230
Daytime Population: Residents 11,574
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,804
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 21,013
Population in Familes 11,280
Population in Group Qrtrs 896
Population Density2 1,384
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $36,470
Average Household Income $59,873
Per Capita Income $27,745


Total Housing Units 13,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,410 (26.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,559 (50.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,081 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $213,684
Average Home Value $263,009


Total Households 9,969
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 3,957
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.05% 2.1%
Households 1.98% 2.17%
Families 2.69% 1.89%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 2017 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 Density # 37 90th
Diversity Index # 158 57th
Median Household Income # 157 57th
Per Capita Income # 25 93rd

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