Oxford, MS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Add Comparison
2022 Population
56,172
0.799% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.7
1.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.6%
4.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,748
9.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$242,800
9.81% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,497
3.26% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Oxford, MS had a population of 56.2k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $59,748. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oxford, MS grew from 55,727 to 56,172, a 0.799% increase and its median household income grew from $54,720 to $59,748, a 9.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oxford, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.931%).

None of the households in Oxford, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Oxford, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oxford, MS are University of Mississippi (5,849 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Oxford, MS was $242,800, and the homeownership rate was 64.4%.

Most people in Oxford, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Oxford, MS was 2 cars per household.

Oxford, MS borders Memphis, TN-MS-AR and Tupelo, MS.

Population & Diversity

Oxford, MS is home to a population of 56.2k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.48% of Oxford, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.96k people).

In 2022, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.3k people) in Oxford, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Oxford, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oxford, MS was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Oxford, MS compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oxford, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.3k ± 229
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 253
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 137
2.62%
Hispanic Population
1.47k people

In 2022, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.3k people) in Oxford, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.62% of the people in Oxford, MS are hispanic (1.47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oxford, MS as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Mississippi.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

3.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.96k people
3.73%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.08k people

As of 2022, 3.48% of Oxford, MS residents (1.96k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oxford, MS was 3.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Oxford, MS compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    642 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    235 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    233 ± 103

Oxford, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Oxford, MS employs 25.5k people. The largest industries in Oxford, MS are Educational Services (5,765 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,993 people), and Retail Trade (2,853 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,929), Information ($65,167), and Construction ($56,472).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.5k
2022 Value
± 1,534
−3.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oxford, MS declined at a rate of −3.26%, from 26.4k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oxford, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,160 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,133 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,678 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oxford, MS.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

25.5k
2022 Value
± 1,534
−3.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oxford, MS declined at a rate of −3.26%, from 26.4k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oxford, MS, are Educational Services (5,765 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,993 people), and Retail Trade (2,853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oxford, MS, though some of these residents may live in Oxford, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$43,376
Median earning men ± $3,106
$29,410
Median earning women ± $2,856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($96,375), Other Services Except Public Administration ($77,367), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($250,001), Public Administration ($53,708), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,180).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi.
Y-Axis
1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 541
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 335
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 279
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi.
Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Oxford, MS awarded 5,849 degrees. The student population of Oxford, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,326 male students and 12,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oxford, MS are White (4,376 and 77.2%), followed by Black or African American (815 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (171 and 3.02%), and Asian (143 and 2.52%).

The largest universities in Oxford, MS by number of degrees awarded are University of Mississippi (5,849 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oxford, MS are Accounting (332 and 5.68%), Registered Nursing (327 and 5.59%), and General Psychology (206 and 3.52%).

The median tuition cost in Oxford, MS for a public four year colleges is $9,072 for in-state students and $26,292 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Oxford, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,300 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,300 students enrolled in Oxford, MS, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,706 records, of which 57.7% were women and 42.3% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 327 degrees awarded
  2. 262 degrees awarded
  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oxford, MS was Registered Nursing with 327 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Oxford, MS according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
5,849 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Mississippi with 5,849 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,201 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oxford, MS, which is 0.603 times less than the 3,648 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,376 degrees mean that there were 5.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 815 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,072) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($148) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi.
Measure

In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Oxford, MS was $242,800 in 2022, which is 0.861 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $221,100 to $242,800, a 9.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Oxford, MS is 64.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oxford, MS have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oxford, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oxford, MS is $59,748. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Oxford, MS was DeSoto County, MS with a value of $79,666, followed by Madison County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $79,105 and $76,460.

Property

$242,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,000
$12,041
Median Property Taxes
±$871

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oxford, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oxford, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

64.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.4% of the housing units in Oxford, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Oxford, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oxford, MS was DeSoto County, MS with a value of $79,666, followed by Madison County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $79,105 and $76,460.

The following map shows all of the counties in Oxford, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,748
Median Household Income
± $3,181
18.7k
Number of Households
± 1,186

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Oxford, MS grew to $59,748 from the previous year's value of $54,720.

The following chart displays the households in Oxford, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oxford, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.56%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.48%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Oxford, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.56%) and those who worked at home (5.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oxford, MS have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Oxford, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Oxford, MS compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oxford, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oxford, MS have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oxford, MS (9.97k out of 50.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oxford, MS is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

90.9% of the population of Oxford, MS has health coverage, with 59.3% on employee plans, 9.68% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1890 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2031 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 543 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi.
1,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1,890 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 32.9% between 18 and 34 years, 31.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

9.11%
Uninsured
59.3%
Employer Coverage
9.68%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oxford, MS declined by 7.26% from 9.83% to 9.11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oxford, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart