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Population in 2012: 20,088 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +70.9%
Males: 10,202  (50.8%)
Females: 9,886  (49.2%)

Median resident age:  25.3 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38655, 38677.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,936 (it was $20,526 in 2000)
Oxford:

$32,936
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,631

Oxford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $221,114 (it was $120,100 in 2000)
Oxford:

$221,114
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $244,102; Detached houses: $258,189; Townhouses or other attached units: $229,864; In 2-unit structures: $422,936; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,756; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,754; Mobile homes: $33,826; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,384

Median gross rent in 2012: $791.

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  • White alone - 13,988 (73.5%)
  • Black alone - 3,413 (17.9%)
  • Hispanic - 805 (4.2%)
  • Asian alone - 654 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 99 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 63 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oxford: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (13.0%), Irish (9.9%), German (9.1%), United States (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1837

Land area: 9.97 square miles.

Population density: 2,015 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oxford:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oxford city:

  • Never married: 55.3%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

1,046 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia).

This city:  5.5%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Oxford, Mississippi as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oxford to the number of sex offenders is 379 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,712 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,565 (0.8%)

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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 ).

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

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Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 89.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,502 (+39.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,448 (65.5%)

Area code: 662

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Crime rates in Oxford by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Murders 00002010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.014.90.07.00.0
Rapes 00346387
per 100,000 0.00.023.931.144.822.155.745.7
Robberies 961345485
per 100,000 66.150.8103.831.137.429.555.732.6
Assaults 161213192428205
per 100,000 117.4101.6103.8147.8179.3206.4139.332.6
Burglaries 74797161758510098
per 100,000 543.2668.9566.7474.4560.4626.4696.3639.1
Thefts 284209199276279290323335
per 100,000 2084.71769.51588.42146.72084.62137.22249.02184.7
Auto thefts 2419162136242025
per 100,000 176.2160.9127.7163.3269.0176.9139.3163.0
Arson 10120000
per 100,000 7.30.08.015.60.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 315.4) 176.3163.7181.9193.2253.4208.4249.4195.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 75 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Mississippi average:

2.31

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Oxford, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

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Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Lawyers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Oxford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 157% 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 below Mississippi state average. It is 96% 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 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from Oxford center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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).


Hospitals/medical centers in Oxford:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Oxford, MS

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Local government website: WWW.OXFORDMS.NET

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oxford:

  • University of Mississippi Main Campus (about 3 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 13,969)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 33 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • University of Memphis (about 58 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 59 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,081)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 61 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 62 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 6,609)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 64 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,616)

Public high schools in Oxford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oxford:

Private elementary/middle schools in Oxford:

  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 2402 S LAMAR BLVD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • REGENTS SCHOOL OF OXFORD (Students: 127; Location: 14 COUNTY ROAD 130; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TWELVE OAKS MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 205 COUNTY ROAD 102; Grades: UG - UG)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add the following under Churches in Oxford: www.pinebluffchurchofchrist.org
  • Please add a private, classical Christian school to the Oxford, MS page, Regents School of Oxford.
  • Television Station: UMTV - Channel 12; CNN affiliate; owner - Univ. of Miss. Student Media Center

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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).

 
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: 12000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-10-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003)
ANCHOR WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1740, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between DEC-30-2002 and JAN-30-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-30-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2001 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
CAMPGROUND WATER ASSN (Population served: 1310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and JUN-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and NOV-19-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2003), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and NOV-19-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1995 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-1994), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1995)
  • One other older monitoring violation
HOPEWELL WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 925, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-12-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-13-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-10-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (JAN-07-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2000)
LAFAYETTE SPRINGS WATER ASSN (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between NOV-12-1998 and DEC-12-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-1998), St Public Notif received (JAN-11-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
DENMARK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 470, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between MAY-10-2002 and JUN-10-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-25-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-14-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-14-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-14-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2003)
COTTAGE POINTE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-25-2002 and AUG-25-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between MAY-22-2000 and JUN-22-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2000), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between NOV-11-1999 and DEC-11-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1999), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-06-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2002)
  • 4 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oxford that have no violations reported:

  • EAST OXFORD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1128, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COLLEGE HILL WATER ASSN (Population served: 462, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PUSKUS LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.5%
(29.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents, 52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for American Indian residents, 70.9% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oxford, MS

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

Oxford compared to Mississippi state average:

Oxford, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oxford, Mississippi:

  • Ramada Inn - University - Oxford, W Jackson Ave, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-7013
  • Best Western Oxford Inn - Oxford, Frontage Rd, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-9500
  • Ole Miss Motel - Oxford, 1517 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-2424
  • Holiday Inn Express, 112 Heritage Dr, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 236-2500
  • Comfort Inn, 1808 Jackson Ave W, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-6000, Fax: (662) 281-0101
  • Hampton Inn, 110 Heritage Dr, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 232-2442, Fax: (662) 513-0340
  • Downtown Oxford Inn & Suites, 400 N Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-3031
  • Super 8 - Oxford, 2201 Jackson Avenue W, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-7013, Fax: (662) 236-4378
  • Hampton Inn Oxford Conference Center, 103 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655 , Phone: (662) 234-5565
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oxford, Mississippi

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oxford travel time to work - commute


Oxford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oxford city (based on Lafayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.24%
Here47.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents52.9%17.5%10.4%4.2%4.2%
Congregations36.8%26.5%1.5%1.5%10.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.8%1.4%1.1%1.0%3.4%
Congregations2.9%1.5%1.5%2.9%14.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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:
Here:

9.2%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

12.8%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$15,580$37,3920$0
Other Government Administration 16$38,843$29,1320$0
Judicial and Legal 2$5,750$34,5004$7,727
Police Protection - Officers 52$177,303$40,9168$3,253
Police - Other 9$20,362$27,1490$0
Firefighters 54$167,924$37,3160$0
Fire - Other 1$2,978$35,7360$0
Streets and Highways 11$37,427$40,8291$1,395
Solid Waste Management 33$73,083$26,5760$0
Sewerage 17$51,214$36,1510$0
Parks and Recreation 17$42,759$30,1837$3,361
Natural Resources 8$14,840$22,2600$0
Water Supply 11$36,210$39,5020$0
Transit 0$0 1$1,156
Other and Unallocable 19$49,726$31,4060$0
Totals for Government 255$733,999$34,54121$16,892

Oxford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,100,000 ($104.54)
    General: $945,000 ($47.04)
    Fire Protection: $548,000 ($27.28)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,371,000 ($516.28)
    Police Protection: $2,426,000 ($120.77)
    Water Utilities: $2,210,000 ($110.02)
    Fire Protection: $1,988,000 ($98.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,412,000 ($70.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,330,000 ($66.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,216,000 ($60.53)
    Regular Highways: $836,000 ($41.62)
    Parking Facilities: $680,000 ($33.85)
    Sewerage: $553,000 ($27.53)
    Financial Administration: $372,000 ($18.52)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($12.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $230,000 ($11.45)
    General Public Buildings: $165,000 ($8.21)
    Libraries: $141,000 ($7.02)
    Health Services - Other: $85,000 ($4.23)
    Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($1.84)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($0.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000 ($5.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $575,000 ($28.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,387,000 ($268.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $508,000 ($25.29)

Oxford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,461,000 ($72.73)
    Sewerage: $820,000 ($40.82)
    All Other: $153,000 ($7.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($0.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $406,000 ($20.21)
    All Other: $306,000 ($15.23)
    Housing & Community Development: $70,000 ($3.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $616,000 ($30.67)
    Interest Earnings: $278,000 ($13.84)
    Property Sale Other: $24,000 ($1.19)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,984,000 ($596.58)
    Water Utilities: $3,277,000 ($163.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,687,000 ($183.54)
    All Other: $1,626,000 ($80.94)
  • Tax - Property: $2,158,000 ($107.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $801,000 ($39.87)
    Public Utilities: $352,000 ($17.52)
    NEC: $266,000 ($13.24)

Oxford government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,460,000 ($421.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,953,000 ($97.22)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,000,000 ($248.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,800,000 ($338.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $8,085,000 ($402.48)
    Other, NEC: $11,000 ($0.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $375,000 ($18.67)
    Other, NEC: $142,000 ($7.07)

Oxford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,516,000 ($224.81)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,747,000 ($385.65)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $118,000 ($5.87)

11.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.06%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

0.72% of residents moved from foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

0.72%
Mississippi average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Panola County, MS  0.62% ($28,179 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.60% ($37,800)
from Yalobusha County, MS  0.47% ($22,780)


10.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

0.12%
Mississippi average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shelby County, TN  0.69% ($28,709 average AGI)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.53% ($40,523)
to Yalobusha County, MS  0.46% ($25,070)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Oxford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 41
Total length: 229 meters (751ft)
Total costs: $7,694,000
Total average daily traffic: 407,730
Total average daily truck traffic: 45,206

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 23
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 6
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: 162 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oxford, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (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: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oxford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oxford)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 281
  • Hazardous Condition: 57
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Oxford


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oxford, MS

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
Businesses in Oxford, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike4
Baskin-Robbins2Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Domino's Pizza1Popeyes1
FedEx6RadioShack1
GNC1Rue211
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill2Sears1
H&R Block2Subway3
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Home Depot1T-Mobile2
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul3
JoS. A. Bank1UPS5
KFC1Vans1
Kroger1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's2
Long John Silver's1
Browse common businesses in Oxford, MS

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