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Overview

Introduction to Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi is located 62 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee and is in Lafayette county. The population of the city is 11,756.

Oxford History

The city of Oxford was founded in 1835, and was named after the British university city of Oxford so as to attract students to the region's new state university. The city saw several developments after the Civil War when numerous freed men moved to the town to settle their own community. People started building houses, churches and schools, and Oxford soon became a developed city.

Oxford and nearby Attractions

  • Casey Jones Railroad Museum
  • Ames Plantation
  • Tupelo National Battlefield
  • John W. Kyle State Park
  • Holly Springs National Forest

Things To Do In Oxford

The city of Oxford boasts of a number of tourist attractions including the Casey Jones Railroad Museum, the historic site of Tupelo National Battlefield, and the Casey Jones Railroad Museum. The John W. Kyle State Park is one place where tourists can camp, fish and swim. One can also take a trip to the Holly Springs National Forest which is known for its rich vegetation.

Oxford Transportation

Air transportation can be availaed from the Jackson International Airport.

Oxford Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available through Blue Mountain College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Rust College, and University of Mississippi.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,634
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+10,321
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married28.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,828
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,868
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,049

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,242
% Above Poverty Level62.7%
% Below Poverty Level37.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$850
Median House Value$227,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.4%
English13.6%
Irish12%
German8.6%
Scottish4.3%
Italian3%
French Except Basque2.6%
African1.9%
Swedish1.1%
Arab1.1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Slovak0.3%
New Zealand0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Greek0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Oxford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lafayette County
Standard Zip Codes38655
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.35
Approximate Longitude-89.52

Oxford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationUNIVERSITY
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip57.6 inches
StationHICKORY FLAT
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip58.8 inches
StationBATESVILLE 2 SW
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbeville442$55,000
Sardis2,047$40,536
Taylor272$71,429
Thaxton982$49,167
Toccopola201$30,625
Water Valley3,360$43,300

Oxford Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Ms
(Non-profit)
2301 South Lamar Boulevard
(662) 232-8100

Oxford Public Schools

Bramlett Elementary School
225 Bramlett Boulevard
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-2685
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Della Davidson Elementary
209 Commonwealth Blvd.
ZIP: 38655
(662) 236-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Lafayette Elementary School
150 Commodore Dr.
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-5627
Primary
Total Enrollment 703
Lafayette High School
160 Commodore Dr.
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-3614
High
Total Enrollment 769
Lafayette Middle School
102 Commodore Dr.
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-1664
Middle
Total Enrollment 647
Lafayette Upper Elementary School
120 Commodore Drive
ZIP: 38655
(662) 236-3761
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Oxf/laf School Of Applied Tech
134 Hwy 7 South
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-9469
High
Oxford Elementary School
1637 Highway 30 East
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-3497
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Oxford High School
101 Oxford Loop
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-1562
High
Total Enrollment 1086
Oxford Intermediate School
501 Martin Luther King, Jr Dri
ZIP: 38655
(662) 236-5508
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
Oxford Learning Center
399 North Fifth Street
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-3588
Other
Oxford Middle School
222 Bramlett Blvd
ZIP: 38655
(662) 234-2288
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Scott Child Development Center
401 North Fifth Street
ZIP: 38655
(662) 232-2860
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Stovall Sped Complex
967 Regional Center Drive
ZIP: 38655
(662) 513-7739
Other
Total Enrollment 8

Oxford Private Schools

Oxford University School
2402 S Lamar Blvd
ZIP: 38655
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
Regents School Of Oxford
14 County Road 130
ZIP: 38655
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 213
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