Oxford, Mississippi Population 2022

26,716
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Oxford is a city located in Lafayette County Mississippi. Oxford has a 2020 population of 26,716. It is also the county seat of Lafayette County. Oxford is currently growing at a rate of 2.49% annually and its population has increased by 5.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,416 in 2010.

The average household income in Oxford is $70,317 with a poverty rate of 31.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $973 per month, and the median house value is $270,000. 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 Oxfordwas:

  • White: 69.69%
  • Black or African American: 25.00%
  • Asian: 3.20%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Two or more races: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oxford, Mississippi is 26,716 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,416.

Oxford, Mississippi Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Oxford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,27969.69%
Black or African American6,91525.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native1510.55%
Asian8853.20%
Some Other Race2220.80%
Two or More Races2100.76%
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Oxford Population by Race

Oxford Population Pyramid 2022

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Oxford Median Age

27.7


Total

26.1


Male

30.3


Female

Oxford Adults

There are 22,830 adults, (3,419 of whom are seniors) in Oxford.

Oxford Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxford Sex Ratio

Female

13,937

50.38%

Male

13,725

49.62%

Oxford Population by Age

Oxford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oxford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
All43.5%56.5%
Non Family29.1%70.9%
Female22.4%77.6%
Male0%100%

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oxford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8442.4943.5
Married3,8073.0472.5
Male553.090
Female1,1513.4322.4
Non Family5,8311.9329.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Oxford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1991.29%
9th to 12th Grade5803.75%
High School Graduate2,26714.65%
Some College1,79011.56%
Associates Degree1,1597.49%
Bachelors Degree4,74530.65%
Graduate Degree4,73930.62%
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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
Asian536524390
White11,26710,9277,717
Other Race12010682
Hispanic193179124
Black3,3052,8971,169
2+ Races12411939

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.76%.

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,719$46,664$32,104
Less Than 9th Grade$11,358$2,500$12,218
High School Graduate$18,472$25,285$17,352
Some College$27,177$36,071$25,379
Bachelors Degree$35,477$49,750$26,214
Graduate Degree$61,265$79,833$55,625

$39,719

Average Earnings

$46,664

Average Male

$32,104

Average Female

Oxford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oxford Language by Age

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Oxford Language

93.81% of Oxford residents speak only English, while 6.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.43% of the population.

Oxford Language

Oxford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic75138150.73%
Black6,7552,93243.40%
White18,1354,92627.16%
Asian88515817.85%
Other73NaN%
Multiple20583.90%

31.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.05%

Male Poverty Rate

29.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Hispanic, with 50.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Multiple, with 3.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.84%.

Oxford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.31%
High School17.98%
Some College15.56%
Bachelors or Greater8.03%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed22.73%
Male Unemployed77.40%
Female Employed18.08%
Female Unemployed82.81%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oxford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,566$73,361
Families$76,563$110,525
Married Families$101,548-
Non Families$31,363$40,920
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Income by Household Type

Oxford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oxford Marital Status by Race

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Oxford Marital Status

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720

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War49
First Gulf War96
Vietnam217
Korea91
World War II56

Oxford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3434
35 to 5486
55 to 64160
65 to 74198
75+242

Oxford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5713.42%
Black1362.70%
Asian121.61%
2+ Races10.68%

Oxford Veterans by Race

Oxford Veterans by Education

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5.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxford Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

4%

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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52.72%

Born in Oxford

95.05%

Native Born

4.95%

Foreign Born

3.62%

Non Citizen

1.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.05% of Oxford residents were born in the United States, with 52.72% having been born in Mississippi. 3.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oxford Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19302,8900.00%
19403,4335431.74%
19503,9565231.43%
19605,2831,3272.93%
197013,8468,56310.11%
19809,882-3,964-3.32%
199010,0261440.14%
200011,7561,7301.60%
201018,9167,1604.87%
201119,5666503.44%
201220,2166503.32%
201320,8666503.22%
201421,5166503.12%
201522,1666503.02%
201622,8166502.93%
201723,4666502.85%
201824,1166502.77%
201924,7666502.70%
202025,4166502.62%
202126,0666502.56%
202226,7166502.49%

Oxford Population by Year