Oxford, MS 38655 ZIP Code Profile

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Lafayette Springs, MS | Oxford, MS

ZIP Code 38655: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Oxford, MS 38655

Acceptable Alternative
Lafayette, MS 38655

Not Acceptable, USPS
Lafayette Springs, MS 38655

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lafayette County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.35, Longitude -89.519
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38655 has segments in 2 Counties (Lafayette, Pontotoc).

  • Businesses Addresses: 2,010
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,242
  • Residential Addresses: 21,212
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,417
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,795

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Oxford, MS 38655 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 42,670
Daytime Population: Workers 23,673
Daytime Population: Residents 22,082
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,755
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 41,447
Population in Familes 27,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,223
Population Density2 115
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $43,151
Average Household Income $64,808
Per Capita Income $28,245


Total Housing Units 23,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,041 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,299 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,758 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $188,286
Average Home Value $227,431


Total Households 18,340
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 9,401
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 2.16% 2.19%
Households 2.17% 2.27%
Families 1.88% 2.09%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Oxford, MS 38655 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38655 to the other 412 ZIP Codes 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 93 78th
Diversity Index # 197 53rd
Median Household Income # 81 81st
Per Capita Income # 27 94th

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