Oxford, Mississippi

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Oxford, Mississippi
City of Oxford
From top, left to right: Swayze Field, Square Books, Oxford's downtown Square, The Grove at Ole Miss, The Lyceum at the University of Mississippi, Rowan Oak, Vaught–Hemingway Stadium, The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss
Interactive map of Oxford
Coordinates: 34°21′35″N 89°31′34″W / 34.35972°N 89.52611°W / 34.35972; -89.52611Coordinates: 34°21′35″N 89°31′34″W / 34.35972°N 89.52611°W / 34.35972; -89.52611
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyLafayette
Government
 • MayorRobyn Tannehill [1]
Area
 • Total26.71 sq mi (69.18 km2)
 • Land26.62 sq mi (68.94 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
Elevation
505 ft (154 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total25,416
 • Density954.88/sq mi (368.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
38655
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-54840
GNIS feature ID0691644
Websitewww.oxfordms.net

Oxford is the county seat of Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. It was founded in 1837. It was named after the British university city of Oxford.

As of the 2010 US Census, the population is 18,916.[3] Oxford is the home of the University of Mississippi, founded in 1848, also commonly known as "Ole Miss".

References[change | change source]

  1. "Area Elected Officials". oxfordms.net. Mar 3, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2014.