Oxford, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 20,865 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +77.5%
Males: 10,597  (50.8%)
Females: 10,268  (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 (it was $18,672 in 2000)

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 2009: 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 - 13,956 (72.9%)
  • Black alone - 3,478 (18.2%)
  • Hispanic - 820 (4.3%)
  • Asian alone - 592 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 99 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 61 (0.3%)

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

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: 2,093 people per square mile   (low).

Oxford,MS real estate house value index trend

Oxford, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Oxford:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oxford city:

  • Never married: 56.6%
  • Now married: 29.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

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

This city:  5.5%
Mississippi:  2.2%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 59 registered sex offenders living in Oxford, Mississippi as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oxford to the number of sex offenders is 340 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%)

Oxford satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 89.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,375 (+38.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,400 (65.5%)

Area code: 662

Oxford household income distribution Oxford home values distribution

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) 177.2164.5182.8194.2254.7209.4250.6196.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Oxford tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

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%)

Work and jobs in Oxford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oxford, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Oxford 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 6, 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

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 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)
  • RCG OXFORD (YOKNA RIVER) (1760 BARRON STREET)
  • 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)

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:

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:

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  • 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: 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
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

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, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Oxford compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age 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.

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 (67%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.24%
Here: 47.2%
USA: 50.2%

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
Lafayette County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

10.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

30.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$26,082$52,1640$0
Other Government Administration 18$45,789$30,5260$0
Judicial and Legal 3$8,484$33,9363$10,059
Police Protection - Officers 56$207,507$44,46610$2,018
Police - Other 10$25,966$31,1590$0
Firefighters 61$193,881$38,1410$0
Fire - Other 2$6,496$38,9760$0
Streets and Highways 15$51,439$41,1510$0
Welfare 3$7,563$30,2522$1,309
Solid Waste Management 36$92,509$30,8360$0
Sewerage 17$60,615$42,7870$0
Parks and Recreation 22$64,702$35,29238$19,530
Natural Resources 9$9,098$12,1310$0
Water Supply 10$36,267$43,5201$1,753
Other and Unallocable 19$63,446$40,0710$0
Totals for Government 287$899,844$37,62454$34,669

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,100,000 ($100.65)
    General: $945,000 ($45.29)
    Fire Protection: $548,000 ($26.26)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,371,000 ($497.05)
    Police Protection: $2,426,000 ($116.27)
    Water Utilities: $2,210,000 ($105.92)
    Fire Protection: $1,988,000 ($95.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,412,000 ($67.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,330,000 ($63.74)
    Central Staff Services: $1,216,000 ($58.28)
    Regular Highways: $836,000 ($40.07)
    Parking Facilities: $680,000 ($32.59)
    Sewerage: $553,000 ($26.50)
    Financial Administration: $372,000 ($17.83)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($11.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $230,000 ($11.02)
    General Public Buildings: $165,000 ($7.91)
    Libraries: $141,000 ($6.76)
    Health Services - Other: $85,000 ($4.07)
    Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($1.77)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($0.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000 ($5.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $575,000 ($27.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,387,000 ($258.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $508,000 ($24.35)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,461,000 ($70.02)
    Sewerage: $820,000 ($39.30)
    All Other: $153,000 ($7.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($0.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $406,000 ($19.46)
    All Other: $306,000 ($14.67)
    Housing & Community Development: $70,000 ($3.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $616,000 ($29.52)
    Interest Earnings: $278,000 ($13.32)
    Property Sale Other: $24,000 ($1.15)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,984,000 ($574.36)
    Water Utilities: $3,277,000 ($157.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,687,000 ($176.71)
    All Other: $1,626,000 ($77.93)
  • Tax - Property: $2,158,000 ($103.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $801,000 ($38.39)
    Public Utilities: $352,000 ($16.87)
    NEC: $266,000 ($12.75)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,460,000 ($405.46)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,953,000 ($93.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,000,000 ($239.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,800,000 ($325.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $8,085,000 ($387.49)
    Other, NEC: $11,000 ($0.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $375,000 ($17.97)
    Other, NEC: $142,000 ($6.81)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,516,000 ($216.44)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,747,000 ($371.29)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $118,000 ($5.66)

9.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Panola County, MS  0.60% ($26,469 average AGI)
from Yalobusha County, MS  0.44% ($24,433)
from Shelby County, TN  0.43% ($46,610)


8.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.97%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($271 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

0.10%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.50% ($38,029 average AGI)
to Panola County, MS  0.45% ($22,783)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.39% ($27,491)

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&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
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