Oxford, MS

Smarts, Arts & Open Hearts

Oxford is home to great schools, a fun culture and welcoming neighbors.

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Oxford, MS

Named after another Oxford, the one in England, the city was incorporated in 1837 and became home to the state’s first university – the University of Mississippi – in 1848.

While Ole Miss makes Oxford a college town, the city is much more. The city’s epicenter is the renowned Oxford Square, home to iconic restaurants and unique shops like Neilson’s, the South’s oldest department store.

Its nickname of “Cultural Mecca of the South” recognizes the creativity of musicians, artists and writers who helped make the city what it is today. So, it’s no surprise that Oxford has received many recent accolades, from Livability.com, Conde Nast Traveler and Southern Living.

Thinking about moving to Oxford, MS? Check out the latest edition of Livability Oxford-Lafayette County, Mississippi to learn more about what makes this region a great place to live and work.

Quick Facts

Average Commute
13.4 minutes
Median Home Value
$257,982
Median Household Income
$37,268
Total Population
23,067
Walk Score
23.266
Median Property Tax
$1,418

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