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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.

People

Total Population 20,769
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,808
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 29.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,277
% Above Poverty Level 60.4%
% Below Poverty Level 39.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $807
Median House Value $230,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 62 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 38655
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.366
Longitude -89.519

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)

Station UNIVERSITY
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches
Station HICKORY FLAT
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Station BATESVILLE 2 SW
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oxford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lafayette (38655)

Lafayette Springs (38655)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbeville 447 $56,500
Sardis 1,953 $38,929
Taylor 304 $67,083
Thaxton 996 $53,021
Toccopola 219 $32,250
Water Valley 3,344 $43,315

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oxford Hospitals

BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH MS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2301 SOUTH LAMAR
(662) 232-8100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Oxford High Schools

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OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL
222 BRAMLETT BOULEVARD
662-234-1562
Serves 823 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL
160 COMMODORE DR.
662-234-3614
Serves 588 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

OXF\LAF SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECH
134 HWY 7 SOUTH
662-234-9469
A Vocational School

OXFORD LEARNING CENTER
399 NORTH FIFTH STREET
662-234-3588
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.

Oxford Colleges

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