A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Oxford ...
The location of Oxford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Oxford has a population of 28,122 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Oxford.
Oxford is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Oxford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Oxford lies within the (662) area code.
Websites for Oxford ...
Official Website: www.oxfordms.net/
Chamber of Commerce: www.oxfordms.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 28,122 people. This is an increase of 48.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 139.21% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 18,916 people (which is 39.95% of the total population of Lafayette County). This makes Oxford the county's most populous community.
The population of Oxford represents 0.64% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 18,916 people, the population of Oxford increased 60.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,756 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Oxford.
Adding Oxford to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Oxford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Oxford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Oxford on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oxford on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Oxford ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Oxford: This one is located in Lafayette County and the other is located in Amite County.
Beyond Mississippi, there are 40 communities that are also named Oxford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oxford.
Communities near Oxford ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oxford.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oxford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oxford.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oxford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oxford.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxford. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oxford.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oxford ...
Looking for more information about Oxford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Oxford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oxford.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Oxford: www.oxfordms.net/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021