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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Oxford is a town in Mississippi with a population of 23,037. Oxford is in Lafayette County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Oxford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Oxford and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oxford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Oxford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    332.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,330.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    29%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Oxford

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,886
National
$55,322
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Oxford is a slice of Heaven everyday I wake up in this town full of culture, impeccable dining experiences, and the ability to expand your mind with all of the history and educational opportunities, with excellent productions and creations in arts with The Oxford Film Festival and Double Decker Festival to look forward to every year. These are just a small few of the many reasons Oxford is a joyous and fulfilling slice of Heaven everyday.
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Structurally, Oxford feels a bit cluttered, the traffic is filtered through one too many roundabouts, and the city is consistently undergoing construction. On one hand, I appreciate the town's effort to improve it's infrastructure, but during busier hours, things feel claustrophobic. That aside, there's a variety of individuals in Oxford, and the long stretches of clear road surrounded by trees can be quite a mesmerizing experience. There's also a lot of hardworking and overworked people here as well, being a college town with multiple elementary and middle schools, those forgotten people are often the ones who hold the city together. Hopefully in the future they will be able to earn wages that will make their hard work worth the effort.
Oxford is nice because everything is within a 15 minute drive. Since it is a college town, there are a variety of places to eat including my favorite Greek restaurant, Volta. However, there is not much to do socially. The Square is in the center of town, where you can walk around and shop but the bars are extremely expensive especially on game days. It is definitely not a place I see myself staying for long. Despite it being a college town, there isn't much diversity and diversity isn't really prioritized or accepted.