Oxford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 28,122 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Oxford is the 20th largest community in Mississippi.
Oxford real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Oxford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Oxford is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oxford is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxford who work in teaching (14.79%), office and administrative support (10.63%), and sales jobs (10.61%).
In addition, Oxford is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Oxford culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Oxford really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Oxford every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Oxford. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Oxford benefits directly from this.
Oxford, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Oxford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.07 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Oxford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Oxford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.34% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Oxford in 2018 was $28,427, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,708 for a family of four. However, Oxford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Oxford also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Oxford is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oxford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oxford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oxford include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Oxford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.