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Population in 2010: 4,202.
Males: 1,691  (40.3%)
Females: 2,511  (59.7%)
Median resident age:

19.7 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,621
University:

$39,621
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,928

University CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,870
University:

$155,870
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $511.

March 2019 cost of living index in University: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 87.4%
(69.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in University, MS (2010)
    • 3,25377.4%White alone
    • 63515.1%Black alone
    • 1453.5%Asian alone
    • 1092.6%Hispanic
    • 380.9%Two or more races
    • 130.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.2%Other race alone
    • 20.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: American (14.5%), Irish (14.0%), German (13.6%), English (10.7%), French (3.8%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

75 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (57.6 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (431.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Oxford, MS (0.9 miles ),
Taylor, MS (2.7 miles ),
Abbeville, MS (3.1 miles ),
Water Valley, MS (3.9 miles ),
Toccopola, MS (4.4 miles),
Thaxton, MS (4.6 miles ),
Sardis, MS (4.7 miles ),
Batesville, MS (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.37 N, Longitude: 89.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Distribution of median household income in University, MS in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Mississippi:

4.8%

Tornado activity:

University-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 3.1 miles away from the University place center injured 14 people and caused $35 million in damages.

On 1/3/2000, a category F3 tornado 13.5 miles away from the place center caused $450,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

University-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 98.7 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 152.9 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 114.2 miles away from University 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 147.0 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 193.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 101.3 miles away from University 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near University:

  • GOLDEN YEARS RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH MS Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSP DP SNF (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • GRACELAND CARE CTR OF OXFORD (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • RCG OXFORD (YOKNA RIVER) (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • NORTH MS REGIONAL CTR ICF/MR (Hospital, about 3 miles away; OXFORD, MS)

College/University in University:

  • University of Mississippi (Full-time enrollment: 17,642; Location: Oxford, Mississippi; Public; Website: www.olemiss.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near University:

  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 31 miles; Senatobia, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Memphis (about 58 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 60 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 60 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Rhodes College (about 61 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 61 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 65 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in University: Tad Smith Coliseum (A), John Davis Williams Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in University include: Old Chapel (A), Fulton Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Confederate Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in University: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

1.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

37.1%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

4,145 people in college/university student housing in 2010

For population 15 years and over in University:

Marital status in University, MS
  • Never married: 98.8%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.3%
  • Divorced: 0.9%

For population 25 years and over in University:

  • High school or higher: 23.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

42.3
Mississippi average:

11.6

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - University
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for University, 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
Lafayette 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
This 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.
Mississippi:

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

9.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

30.9%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

14.4%

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 University, MS

  • Chick-Fil-A: 1
  • FedEx: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in University:

  • 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 University:

  • 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.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WOXD (95.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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 University:

  • 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Terron E Jones, 0.6 Miles S.W. Of Center Of Campus, N Of Hwy 6 Bypass, E Of Campus Drive, Wof Rr (Lat: 34.358056 Lon: -89.541667), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 79.3 m, Registrant: University Of Mississippi, Tejones@olemiss.Edu, , Unive-rsity, Phone: (662) 915-7051
  • Terron Jones, 0.6 Miles S.W. Of Center Of Campus, N Of Hwy 6 Bypass, E Of Campus Drive, Wof Rr (Lat: 34.358056 Lon: -89.541667), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 79.3 m, Registrant: University Of Mississippi, Tejones@olemiss.Edu, , Unive-rsity, Phone: (662) 915-7051
  • John E Monday, 351-Z University Avenue (Temp Cow) (Lat: 34.366556 Lon: -89.527444), Type: 32.0, Overall height: 32 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Lg5201@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7471
  • John E Monday, 351-Z University Avenue (Temp Cow) (Lat: 34.366556 Lon: -89.527444), Type: 32.0, Overall height: 32 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Lg5201@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7471

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Vaught Hemingway Stadium (Lat: 34.362222 Lon: -89.533611), Type: Building, Structure height: 61.9 m, Call Sign: WPWH496,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.300 MHz, 452.075 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2002, Expiration Date: 11/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2013, Certifier: Jay W Smith, Registrant: Integrated Communications Inc, 574 Hwy 51 South, Batesville, MS 38606, Phone: (662) 563-9565, Fax: (662) 563-9599, Email:
  • Lat: 34.373083 Lon: -89.520583, Call Sign: WQNV646,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.512 MHz, 467.487 MHz, 467.462 MHz, 467.187 MHz, 462.512 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2011, Expiration Date: 06/10/2021, Certifier: Bonnie Black, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • 1 Library Loop, Building 20 (Lat: 34.365556 Lon: -89.537028), Type: Mast, Structure height: 17.1 m, Overall height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: WRDA782,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.4000 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2019, Expiration Date: 03/14/2029, Certifier: Neal Sellers, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2327, Fax: (262) 248-0061, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KC5WFL, Grant Date: 09/21/1996, Expiration Date: 09/21/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2008, Registrant: Albert T Fink, University, MS 38677
  • Call Sign: KD5TXS, Licensee ID: L00574041, Grant Date: 09/24/2002, Expiration Date: 09/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2002, Certifier: James M O Neal, Registrant: University Of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club, University, MS 38677
  • Call Sign: KE5YCL, Licensee ID: L01445521, Grant Date: 11/18/2008, Expiration Date: 11/18/2018, Certifier: Shing Lung Steven Yang, Registrant: Shing Lung Steven Yang, University, MS 38677

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 560 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW535A (3400 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 1UM , Serial Number: 560-0543, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 07/21/2014
    Registrant (Government): University Of Mississippi, 164 Jeanette Phillips Dr, University, MS 38677

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 43
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in University, MS

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for University, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in University, MS
  • 55.9%Utility gas
  • 44.1%Electricity


University compared to Mississippi state average:

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

University on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people leaving home to go to work at strange times (12 PM - 5 AM) (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
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