Oxford, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 23,639 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +101.1%
Males: 11,875  (50.2%)
Females: 11,764  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

27.0 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38655, 38677.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,518 (it was $20,526 in 2000)
Oxford:

$28,518
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,232 (it was $18,672 in 2000)

Oxford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $223,122 (it was $120,100 in 2000)
Oxford:

$223,122
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $872.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oxford: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.3%
(33.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Black residents, 37.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 35.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oxford, MS (2017)
    • 15,54272.0%White alone
    • 4,54721.1%Black alone
    • 7353.4%Asian alone
    • 4602.1%Hispanic
    • 1380.6%Two or more races
    • 490.2%American Indian alone

Races in Oxford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 92 registered sex offenders living in Oxford, Mississippi as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oxford is 235 to 1.


Crime rates in Oxford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(44.8)
3
(22.1)
8
(55.7)
7
(45.7)
3
(16.9)
2
(11.0)
1
(5.1)
5
(22.2)
10
(43.4)
10
(41.5)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(37.4)
4
(29.5)
8
(55.7)
5
(32.6)
4
(22.6)
5
(27.6)
3
(15.4)
9
(40.0)
15
(65.1)
11
(45.7)
6
(24.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(179.3)
28
(206.4)
20
(139.3)
5
(32.6)
5
(28.2)
1
(5.5)
4
(20.6)
7
(31.1)
13
(56.4)
15
(62.3)
10
(41.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
75
(560.4)
85
(626.4)
100
(696.3)
98
(639.1)
83
(468.4)
103
(568.9)
50
(257.3)
60
(266.4)
103
(446.8)
85
(353.1)
81
(332.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
279
(2,085)
290
(2,137)
323
(2,249)
335
(2,185)
286
(1,614)
189
(1,044)
147
(756.4)
416
(1,847)
532
(2,308)
567
(2,356)
568
(2,331)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
36
(269.0)
24
(176.9)
20
(139.3)
25
(163.0)
16
(90.3)
10
(55.2)
13
(66.9)
7
(31.1)
11
(47.7)
12
(49.9)
17
(69.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)256.9211.3252.9198.0130.5104.266.5139.9201.6182.3170.5

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City-data.com crime index in Oxford, MS

Crime rate in Oxford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 91 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.16
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (14.7%), English (10.5%), Irish (10.3%), German (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%), Scottish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1837

Land area: 9.97 square miles.

Population density: 2,371 people per square mile   (low).

Oxford, Mississippi map

925 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

4.3%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,894 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,854 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (58.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (432.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

University, MS (0.9 miles ),
Taylor, MS (2.7 miles ),
Abbeville, MS (3.2 miles ),
Water Valley, MS (3.9 miles ),
Toccopola, MS (4.3 miles),
Thaxton, MS (4.5 miles ),
Sardis, MS (4.8 miles ),
Potts Camp, MS (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 89.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,238 (+33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,822 (65.2%)

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Oxford, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oxford, MS in 2017
Oxford satellite photo by USGS

Oxford tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 107 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 1998: 160 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2001: 68 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2003: 91 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 143 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2005: 310 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2006: 193 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2007: 239 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2008: 235 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2009: 49 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2010: 82 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2011: 85 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2012: 358 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2013: 139 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2014: 195 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2015: 225 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2016: 245 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2017: 343 buildings, average cost: $186,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Oxford, MS residents
Average permit cost in Oxford, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Oxford, MS
Historical housing units in Oxford, MS
Most common industries in Oxford, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (24.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.1%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Oxford, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
  • Lawyers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Oxford, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oxford, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Oxford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/5/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the Oxford city center injured 14 people and caused $35 million in damages.

On 1/3/2000, a category F3 tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center caused $450,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oxford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from Oxford center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 8, Storms: 7, Floods: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oxford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oxford:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH MS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2301 SOUTH LAMAR)
  • NORTH MISS HOSPICE OF OXFORD (104 SKYLINE DRIVE)
  • NORTH MS REGIONAL CTR ICF/MR (967 REGIONAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSP DP SNF (2301 SOUTH LAMAR BOULEVARD)
  • GOLDEN YEARS RETIREMENT HOME (606 VAN BUREN)
  • GRACELAND CARE CTR OF OXFORD (1301 BELK BOULEVARD)
  • WOODLEA SNF (HIGHWAY 7 BYPASS)
  • RCG OXFORD (YOKNA RIVER) (1760 BARRON STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Oxford:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oxford:

  • University of Mississippi (about 1 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 32 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Memphis (about 59 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 59 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 61 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Rhodes College (about 61 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 62 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)

Public high schools in Oxford:

Private high school in Oxford:

  • REGENTS SCHOOL OF OXFORD (Students: 245, Location: 14 COUNTY ROAD 130, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Oxford:

Private elementary/middle school in Oxford:

  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (Students: 77, Location: 2402 S LAMAR BLVD, Grades: PK-4)
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  • Please add a private, classical Christian school to the Oxford, MS page, Regents School of Oxford.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oxford: Oxford Industrial Park (A), Tad Smith Coliseum (B), Oxford-Lafayette Public Library (C), Lafayette County Courthouse (D), John Davis Williams Library (E), Oxford Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (F), Oxford Fire Department Station 2 (G), Oxford Fire Department Station 4 (H), Oxford Fire Department Station 3 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Mid Town Shopping Center (1), Oakwood Plaza Shopping Center (2), Oxford Mall Shopping Center (3), Rainbow Shopping Center (4), Tradewinds Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oxford include: University Baptist Church (A), South Oxford Church (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (D), Saint Paul Methodist Church (E), Saint Paul Church (F), Saint Johns Catholic Church (G), Saint Andrews United Methodist Church (H), Peace Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: South Oxford Cemetery (1), Confederate Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oxford include: Avent Park (1), Stone Park (2), Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: University of Mississippi - Rowan Oak Curator (Museums; Old Taylor Road), Literacy (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 401 Bramlett Boulevard), Callahan Bus Lines Inc (Tours & Charters; 739 Highway 7 South).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (112 Heritage Drive), Oliver-Britt House Inn and Tea Room (512 Van Buren Avenue), Hampton Inn Oxford- MS (110 Heritage Drive), Oxford Days Inn (1101 Frontage Rd), Puddin Place (1008 University Avenue), Johnson's Inn (2305 Jackson Avenue West), Colonel's Quarters (20 County Road 413), The Tree House Bed and Breakfast (53 County Road 321), Comfort Inn Oxford (1808 Jackson Avenue West).

Courts: Lafayette County - Justice Court- Gordon Frances E Jcj (1219 Monroe Avenue), U S Government - District Court- Probation Service (911 Jackson Avenue East), U S Government - District Court (911 Jackson Avenue East), U S Government - District Court- Magistrate Judge-Visiting Chambers (911 Jackson Avenue East), Oxford City - City Hall- Municipal Court Clerk (107 Courthouse Square), U S Government - District Court- Jury Information (911 Jackson Avenue East), U S Government - District Court- District Judge-Visiting Chambers (911 Jackson Avenue East), U S Government - District Court- Clerk of Court (911 Jackson Avenue East), Lafayette County - Justice Court- McLarty Johnny W (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Angela McGlowan - Television personality, Henry Lamar (American football) - Head football coach at Harvard University, Hugh Freeze - Football coach, Jimbo Mathus - Musician, Larry Brown (author) - Novelist, Bill Hawks - Politician, Daniel Isom Sultan - General, Andrew Westmoreland - College basketball player (Nicholls State Colonels), Armegis Spearman - Football player, Beau Gibb - College basketball player (Robert Morris Colonials).

Lafayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oxford and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF OXFORD (Population served: 24,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 222 regular monitoring violations
ANCHOR WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2,010, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2009)
  • 216 regular monitoring violations
HOPEWELL WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,314, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
CAMPGROUND WATER ASSN (Population served: 1,285, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (MAY-17-2011)
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
EAST OXFORD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,232, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 181 regular monitoring violations
COLLEGE HILL WATER ASSN (Population served: 967, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
DENMARK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 504, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 103 regular monitoring violations
LAFAYETTE SPRINGS WATER ASSN (Population served: 498, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 466 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

37.7%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Oxford in 2010:

  • 596 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 168 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 98 people in college/university student housing
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Oxford in 2000:

  • 326 people in nursing homes
  • 319 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 125 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Capacity: 60,580. Ole Miss Rebels.
  • Tad Smith Coliseum. University of Mississippi.

Banks with most branches in Oxford (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Oxford: The First National Bank Of Oxford, Azalea Gardens Branch, University Branch, North Lamar Branch, Medical Center Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $235.5 mil, Deposits: $202.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First National Holding Company
  • Oxford University Bank: West Jackson Avenue Branch, at 602 S. 16th Street, at 1550 University Avenue. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.7 mil, Deposits: $81.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lafayette Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Van Buren Branch, Westside Motor Branch, Eastgate Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Mechanics Bank: Eastgate Branch, West Jackson Branch, University Avenue Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $198.8 mil, Deposits: $178.0 mil, headquarters in Water Valley, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mechanics Banc Holding Company
  • First National Bank of Clarksdale: University Avenue Branch at 3043 University Avenue, branch established on 2006/03/01; Bank Of Oxford- Jackson Avenue Branc at 2531 Jackson Avenue, branch established on 2007/06/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $320.7 mil, Deposits: $265.9 mil, headquarters in Clarksdale, MS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Valley National Corp.
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank: Tradewind Branch at 1901 University Avenue, branch established on 1975/11/10; Oxford Main Branch at 1111 East Jackson Avenue, branch established on 1974/05/20. Info updated 2007/01/11: Bank assets: $1,561.3 mil, Deposits: $1,372.4 mil, headquarters in Kosciusko, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: First M & F Corporation
  • Renasant Bank: Oxford Square Branch at 1106 Van Buren Avenue, branch established on 2007/05/31; Oxford Main Branch at 2527 Jackson Avenue West, branch established on 2005/08/08. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: West Jackson Branch at 1929 Jackson Avenue West, branch established on 1997/09/22; Oxford Branch at 517 South Lamar Boulevard, branch established on 1960/01/01. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Bank of Commerce: Bank Of Commerce Loan Production Off at 309 Lamar Street, branch established on 2005/05/18; Oxford Branch at 1610 West Jackson Avenue, branch established on 2006/12/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $247.1 mil, Deposits: $196.6 mil, headquarters in Greenwood, MS, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancorp, Inc
  • 3 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Oxford:

Marital status in Oxford, MS
  • Never married: 56.5%
  • Now married: 28.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Oxford:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oxford
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oxford, MS (based on Lafayette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,19443
Mainline Protestant5,59822
Black Protestant2,39310
Catholic1,1041
Other8404
None28,222-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lafayette County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Lafayette County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lafayette County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Lafayette County:

10.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lafayette County:

9.2%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oxford:

47.7%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Oxford:

28.3
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.5%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.6%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oxford:

28.7%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Oxford:

58.5%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Oxford:

81.1%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oxford, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 77$280,639$43,73617$12,400
Firefighters 67$199,547$35,7400$0
Solid Waste Management 36$96,584$32,1950$0
Other and Unallocable 19$66,241$41,8360$0
Parks and Recreation 16$58,679$44,00922$14,127
Streets and Highways 13$56,021$51,7120$0
Sewerage 13$49,379$45,5810$0
Police - Other 12$43,807$43,8071$1,300
Water Supply 10$37,865$45,4381$1,687
Other Government Administration 10$28,667$34,4001$2,380
Natural Resources 9$9,498$12,6640$0
Judicial and Legal 7$22,155$37,9800$0
Financial Administration 6$22,740$45,4800$0
Welfare 3$8,799$35,1964$2,923
Fire - Other 1$3,321$39,8520$0
Totals for Government 299$983,942$39,48946$34,817

Oxford government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,897,000 ($122.55)
    Water Utilities: $2,833,000 ($119.84)
    Electric Utilities: $1,456,000 ($61.59)
    Sewerage: $1,146,000 ($48.48)
    General - Other: $250,000 ($10.58)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $19,680,000 ($832.52)
    Police Protection: $5,272,000 ($223.02)
    General - Other: $4,350,000 ($184.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,003,000 ($169.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,870,000 ($163.71)
    Water Utilities: $3,782,000 ($159.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,585,000 ($109.35)
    Regular Highways: $2,318,000 ($98.06)
    Transit Utilities: $2,196,000 ($92.90)
    Sewerage: $1,530,000 ($64.72)
    Central Staff Services: $885,000 ($37.44)
    Parking Facilities: $826,000 ($34.94)
    General Public Buildings: $705,000 ($29.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $531,000 ($22.46)
    Financial Administration: $335,000 ($14.17)
    Natural Resources - Other: $304,000 ($12.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $235,000 ($9.94)
    Libraries: $193,000 ($8.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $160,000 ($6.77)
    Health - Other: $147,000 ($6.22)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($1.27)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($3.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $683,000 ($28.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $425,000 ($17.98)
    Police Protection: $384,000 ($16.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $177,000 ($7.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $103,000 ($4.36)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($3.72)
    Transit Utilities: $63,000 ($2.67)
    Parking Facilities: $19,000 ($0.80)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.42)
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000 ($0.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($0.21)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,000 ($0.13)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,784,000 ($202.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,171,000 ($49.54)

Oxford government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,278,000 ($138.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,083,000 ($88.12)
    Sewerage: $1,961,000 ($82.96)
    Parking Facilities: $718,000 ($30.37)
    Other: $207,000 ($8.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $138,000 ($5.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,016,000 ($42.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $816,000 ($34.52)
    Transit Utilities: $661,000 ($27.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,016,000 ($42.98)
    Interest Earnings: $903,000 ($38.20)
    General Revenue - Other: $782,000 ($33.08)
    Sale of Property: $133,000 ($5.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000 ($1.69)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $22,940,000 ($970.43)
    Water Utilities: $7,845,000 ($331.87)
    Transit Utilities: $75,000 ($3.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,527,000 ($360.72)
    Other: $1,889,000 ($79.91)
    Water Utilities: $1,498,000 ($63.37)
    Highways: $657,000 ($27.79)
  • Tax - Property: $8,320,000 ($351.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,485,000 ($147.43)
    Other License: $776,000 ($32.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $662,000 ($28.00)

Oxford government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,289,000 ($2127.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,214,000 ($1997.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,830,000 ($331.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,755,000 ($201.15)

Oxford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,306,000 ($55.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,915,000 ($2703.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,069,000 ($87.52)

9.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.31%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DeSoto County, MS  0.54% ($45,093 average AGI)
from Panola County, MS  0.44% ($33,029)
from Shelby County, TN  0.43% ($72,000)


9.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.00%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DeSoto County, MS  0.54% ($38,882 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.47% ($46,527)
to Panola County, MS  0.46% ($33,486)
Businesses in Oxford, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins2Nike4
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King2Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Circle K1Penske1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Domino's Pizza1Popeyes1
FedEx6RadioShack1
Ford1Rue211
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop1Sears1
Goodwill2Subway3
H&R Block2Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
Jimmy John's1UPS5
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Oxford:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oxford:

  • WUMS (92.1 FM; UNIVERSITY, MS; Owner: STUDENT MEDIA CENTER OF THE U. OF MS)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOXD (95.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W214BL (90.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBLE (100.5 FM; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTNM (105.5 FM; WATER VALLEY, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCMR (94.5 FM; BRUCE, MS; Owner: RUSSELL A HUMPHREY & ROBERTA L EATON)

TV broadcast stations around Oxford:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Oxford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 81Number of bridges
  • 643ft / 196mTotal length
  • $5,992,146,000Total costs
  • 575,285Total average daily traffic
  • 49,977Total average daily truck traffic
  • 522,878Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oxford, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oxford, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oxford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 241 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oxford, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 137 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oxford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oxford)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 208. The highest number of reported fires - 309 took place in 2010, and the least - 78 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oxford, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.6%), and Structure Fires (35.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oxford, MS
    • 1,60845.6%Outside Fires
    • 1,24835.4%Structure Fires
    • 63317.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 411.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oxford, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oxford, Mississippi:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1808 Jackson Ave W, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-6000, Fax: (662) 281-0101
  • Hampton Inn, 110 Heritage Dr, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 232-2442, Fax: (662) 513-0340
  • Downtown Oxford Inn & Suites, 400 N Lamar, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-3031
  • Super 8 - Oxford, 2201 Jackson Avenue W, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-7013, Fax: (662) 236-4378
  • Hampton Inn Oxford Conference Center, 103 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-5565
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott, 105 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 238-3522
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Oxford, 101 S Lamar Ct, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 238-3400
  • Graduate Oxford, 400 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-3031
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oxford, Mississippi
Most common first names in Oxford, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21071.9 years
Mary15377.8 years
William14774.2 years
John13773.6 years
Robert10872.3 years
Willie10273.5 years
Charles7570.9 years
George4774.9 years
Annie4176.9 years
Thomas4072.5 years
Most common last names in Oxford, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11175.8 years
Jones8174.7 years
Johnson6072.5 years
Davis4875.3 years
Williams4368.4 years
Brown4271.3 years
Pegues4070.3 years
King3873.8 years
White3778.4 years
Thompson3677.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oxford, MS
  • 58.6%Utility gas
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oxford, MS
  • 73.5%Electricity
  • 23.9%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Oxford compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Oxford on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
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