Oxford, Mississippi Population 2021

28,996
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Oxford is a city located in Lafayette County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Lafayette County. With a 2020 population of 28,996, it is the 9th largest city in Mississippi and the 1334th largest city in the United States . Oxford is currently growing at a rate of 1.53% annually and its population has increased by 53.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,916 in 2010. Oxford reached it's highest population of 28,996 in 2021. Spanning over 27 miles, Oxford has a population density of 1,089 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oxford is $70,317 with a poverty rate of 30.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $959 per month, and the median house value is $248,200. The median age in Oxford is 28 years, 26.6 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.

Oxford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oxford was:

  • White: 70.59%
  • Black or African American: 24.37%
  • Asian: 3.42%
  • Two or more races: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oxford, Mississippi is 28,996 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,685.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,916.

Oxford, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202154,9734770.87%
202054,4964770.88%
201954,0194770.88%
201853,542-636-1.19%
201754,1787021.30%
201653,4767401.38%
201552,7367041.33%
201452,0324670.90%
201351,5651,3442.61%
201250,2211,8183.62%
201148,4038351.73%
201047,5680.00%

Oxford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,03270.59%
Black or African American6,57124.37%
Asian9213.42%
Two or More Races2500.93%
Some Other Race1310.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.21%
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Oxford Population by Race

Oxford Population Pyramid $2021

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Oxford Median Age

28


Total

26.6


Male

29.8


Female

Oxford Adults

There are 22,196 adults, (3,151 of whom are seniors) in Oxford.

Oxford Age Dependency

41.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxford Sex Ratio

Female

13,553

50.27%

Male

13,409

49.73%

Oxford Population by Age

Oxford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oxford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
All46.3%53.7%
Female35.2%64.8%
Non Family29.6%70.4%
Male12.3%87.7%

46.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oxford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,3512.5446.3
Non Family5,2621.9529.6
Married3,7123.1374.8
Female1,2713.1435.2
Male1064.1512.3

3.09

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Oxford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3041.97%
9th to 12th Grade6534.23%
High School Graduate2,16213.99%
Some College2,55116.51%
Associates Degree1,0766.96%
Bachelors Degree4,70530.45%
Graduate Degree4,00125.89%
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Oxford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,11310,7107,143
Black3,4732,9671,030
Asian484463352
Hispanic226203130
2+ Races15615251
Other Race815834

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.73%.

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,469$43,539$26,380
Less Than 9th Grade$11,391$2,500$12,294
High School Graduate$22,563$$22,995
Some College$26,051$30,570$23,333
Bachelors Degree$36,564$50,633$25,460
Graduate Degree$63,894$78,214$53,036

$35,469

Average Earnings

$43,539

Average Male

$26,380

Average Female

Oxford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oxford Language by Age

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Oxford Language

93.79% of Oxford residents speak only English, while 6.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Oxford Language

Oxford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,0884,88927.03%
Black6,4162,59140.38%
Asian91824026.14%
Hispanic54718834.37%
Multiple2463715.04%

30.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.24%

Male Poverty Rate

26.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Black, with 40.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Multiple, with 15.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.62%.

Oxford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.73%
Some College16.78%
Bachelors or Greater9.04%
High School8.22%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed88.05%
Female Unemployed85.42%
Male Employed23.65%
Female Employed17.15%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oxford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,283$70,317
Families$72,256$106,337
Married Families$94,071-
Non Families$25,917$34,565
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Income by Household Type

Oxford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Oxford Married by Age and Sex

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Oxford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Oxford Marital Status by Race

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Oxford Marital Status

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769

Number of Veterans

730

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam199
World War II124
Second Gulf War109
First Gulf War69
Korea67

Oxford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+279
65 to 74175
55 to 64126
35 to 5497
18 to 3492

Oxford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6133.78%
Black1042.09%
Asian526.94%

Oxford Veterans by Race

Oxford Veterans by Education

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8.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxford Veterans by Education

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63.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Oxford Employment by Age

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Oxford Employment by Race

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Oxford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.19%

Born in Oxford

95.55%

Native Born

4.45%

Foreign Born

3.12%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.55% of Oxford residents were born in the United States, with 54.19% having been born in Mississippi. 3.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oxford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,9964371.53%
202028,5594371.55%
201928,1224371.58%
201827,6856272.32%
201727,0586872.61%
201626,3718393.29%
201525,5327703.11%
201424,7628403.51%
201323,9226122.63%
201223,3105752.53%
201122,7354982.24%
201022,23710,4816.58%
200011,7561,7301.60%
199010,0261440.14%
19809,882-3,964-3.32%
197013,8468,56310.11%
19605,2831,3272.93%
19503,9565231.43%
19403,4335431.74%
19302,8900.00%

Oxford Population by Year