Oxford, Mississippi Population 2024

27,373

Oxford is a city located in Lafayette County Mississippi. Oxford has a 2024 population of 27,373. It is also the county seat of Lafayette County. Oxford is currently growing at a rate of 1.74% annually and its population has increased by 7.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,501 in 2020.

The average household income in Oxford is $92,067 with a poverty rate of 28.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oxford is 27.7 years, 26.7 years for males, and 30.4 years for females.

Oxford Demographics

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

  • White: 68.5%
  • Black or African American: 25.68%
  • Asian: 2.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
26.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,028.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.34% (1,872)
The current population of Oxford, Mississippi is 27,373 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,501.

Oxford, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,61368.5%
Black or African American6,60425.68%
Asian6622.57%
Two or more races5292.06%
Other race2881.12%
Native American170.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oxford Population by Race

Oxford Population Pyramid 2024

Oxford Median Age

27.7

Total

26.7

Male

30.4

Female

Oxford Adults

There are 21,472 adults, (3,436 of whom are seniors) in Oxford.

Oxford Age Dependency

42.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxford Sex Ratio

Female13,46952.38%
Male12,24447.62%

Oxford Population by Age

Oxford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,7732.5542.657.4
Non Family5,4222.0125.274.8
Married3,5253.177426
Female7383.4324.775.3
Male883.2714.885.2

3.17

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

42.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oxford Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2511.68%
9th to 12th Grade7595.08%
High School Graduate2,18814.66%
Some College1,77811.91%
Associates Degree1,2178.15%
Bachelors Degree4,57930.67%
Graduate Degree4,15627.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oxford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,52310,0997,336
Black3,4202,874809
Asian434417248
2+ Races291284185
Hispanic211201151
Other Race192182134
Native American17110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 71.56%.

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,294$47,310$39,650
Less Than 9th Grade$23,553$13,092$33,393
High School Graduate$31,153$40,771$20,714
Some College$29,375$41,410$23,466
Bachelors Degree$38,871$44,450$38,007
Graduate Degree$68,245$75,000$62,577

$42,294

Average Earnings

$47,310

Average Male

$39,650

Average Female

Oxford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oxford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oxford Language

96.37% of Oxford residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Oxford Language

Oxford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,8034,68427.88%
Black6,3642,01531.66%
Asian65015123.23%
Hispanic4707215.32%
Other2605621.54%
Multiple5225410.34%

28.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.26%

Male Poverty Rate

27.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Black, with 31.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Multiple, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.23%.

Oxford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.87%
Some College16.46%
Bachelors or Greater8.51%
Less Than 9th Grade8.49%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed64.25%
Male Unemployed43.48%
Female Employed20.79%
Male Employed14.71%

Oxford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oxford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,784$92,067
Families$91,506$141,958
Married Families$115,810$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,454$50,905

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oxford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Oxford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oxford Marriage

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

Oxford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oxford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

555

Number of Veterans

550

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam223
Korea74
First Gulf War57
Second Gulf War39
World War II0

Oxford Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+193
65 to 74161
55 to 64136
35 to 5465
18 to 340

Oxford Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4112.67%
Black1432.88%
2+ Races10.29%

Oxford Veterans by Race

Oxford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Oxford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oxford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oxford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.88%

Born in Oxford

95.69%

Native Born

4.31%

Foreign Born

3.18%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.69% of Oxford residents were born in the United States, with 55.88% having been born in Mississippi. 3.18% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,7134681.6%
202829,2454681.63%
202728,7774681.65%
202628,3094681.68%
202527,8414681.71%
202427,3734681.74%
202326,9054681.77%
202226,4374221.62%
202126,0155142.02%
202025,501-2,770-9.8%
201928,2714631.66%
201827,8086512.4%
201727,1576942.62%
201626,4638583.35%
201525,6057853.16%
201424,8208543.56%
201323,9666242.67%
201223,3425852.57%
201122,7575082.28%
201022,24910,49389.26%
200011,7561,73017.26%
199010,0261441.46%
19809,882-3,964-28.63%
197013,8468,563162.09%
19605,2831,32733.54%
19503,95652315.23%
19403,43354318.79%
19302,89000%
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Oxford Population by Year