Oxford, Mississippi Population 2020

25,884

Oxford is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 25,884, it is the 12th largest city in Mississippi and the 1480th largest city in the United States. Oxford is currently growing at a rate of 2.69% annually and its population has increased by 36.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,916 in 2010. Spanning over 27 miles, Oxford has a population density of 972 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oxford is $63,651 with a poverty rate of 33.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $938 per month, and the median house value is $258,600. The median age in Oxford is 26.6 years, 26 years for males, and 27.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.3 males.

Oxford Demographics

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

  • White: 72.58%
  • Black or African American: 21.75%
  • Asian: 4.05%
  • Two or more races: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oxford, Mississippi is 25,884, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,528.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,916.

Oxford, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202055,9055560.99%
201955,3495561.00%
201854,7935561.01%
201754,2377451.37%
201653,4927491.40%
201552,7437131.35%
201452,0304670.90%
201351,5631,3412.60%
201250,2221,8273.64%
201148,3958281.71%
201047,5670.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,72172.58%
Black or African American5,01121.75%
Asian9324.05%
Two or More Races2421.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.36%
Some Other Race490.21%

Oxford Population Pyramid 2020

Oxford Median Age

26.6


Total

26


Male

27.4


Female

Oxford Adults

There are 19,093 adults, (2,653 of whom are seniors) in Oxford.

Oxford Age Dependency

40.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxford Sex Ratio

Female

11,331

49.19%

Male

11,706

50.81%

Oxford Households and Families

Oxford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Oxford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.2%31.8%
All44.2%55.8%
Male35.7%64.3%
Female33.1%66.9%
Non Family32.3%67.7%

44.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2502.4244.2
Non Family5,1761.8132.3
Married3,0413.168.2
Female8373.5333.1
Male1963.0935.7

3.11

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oxford Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2321.85%
9th to 12th Grade5214.17%
High School Graduate1,68913.50%
Some College2,04916.38%
Associates Degree8376.69%
Bachelors Degree3,70029.58%
Graduate Degree3,48127.83%

Oxford Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2508,9886,085
Black2,3881,982577
Asian528506371
Hispanic206143100
Multiple Races10910948
Other Race353531
Native American2828

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 88.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,634$41,292$26,983
Less Than High School$11,231$2,500$11,798
High School Grad$23,920$$26,106
Some College$27,410$33,668$25,719
Bachelors Degree$37,492$50,697$26,447
Graduate Degree$54,557$78,125$41,426

$33,634

Average Earnings

$41,292

Average Male

$26,983

Average Female

Oxford Language

Oxford Language by Age

Oxford Language

92.73% of Oxford residents speak only English, while 7.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.09% of the population.

Oxford Poverty

Oxford Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7654,55628.90%
Black4,8702,36848.62%
Asian92829231.47%
Hispanic51621040.70%
Multiple2424518.60%

33.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.29%

Male Poverty Rate

31.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Black, with 48.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxford is Multiple, with 18.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 50.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School51.42%
Some College14.71%
High School9.06%
Bachelors or Greater8.38%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed84.65%
Female Unemployed79.31%
Male Employed23.83%
Female Employed21.47%

Oxford Income

Oxford Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,886$63,651
Families$79,074$101,119
Married Families$98,068-
Non Families$25,625$33,587

Oxford Marital Status

Oxford Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Oxford Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Oxford Marital Status by Race

Oxford Veterans

663

Number of Veterans

602

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam152
World War II123
Second Gulf War109
Korea81
First Gulf War45
Age Group Veterans
75+276
65 to 74114
35 to 5494
55 to 6492
18 to 3487
Name Veterans % of Total
White6014.17%
Asian547.16%
Black80.22%

$Oxford Veterans by Education

10.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxford Employment Status

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Oxford Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.84%

Born in Mississippi

95.52%

Native Born

4.48%

Foreign Born

3.58%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.52% of Oxford residents were born in the United States, with 50.84% having been born in Mississippi. 3.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,8846782.69%
201925,2066782.76%
201824,5287533.17%
201723,7756782.94%
201623,0978513.83%
201522,2467513.49%
201421,4958364.05%
201320,6595982.98%
201220,0615262.69%
201119,5354242.22%
201019,1117,3554.98%
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%