The town of Oxford, Mississippi is home to approximately 22,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) will find no shortage of opportunities, as they make up a larger portion of the population here (30%) than nationally (14%), though young professionals also feature prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 34, are younger than most cities in Mississippi. The majority of residents rent in Oxford, and 44% of residents are homeowners despite paying roughly $179 a month more in rent than the state average.
Oxford's average commute time ranks as one of the best in the state at about 16 minutes, 10th-quickest in the state. Many residents (47%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't widely used. Riding a bike is the second-most common method of commuting to work, chosen by 1% of commuters. Not many commuters walk to work.
If you're looking for diverse career options, Oxford has plenty. The four most common industries are education, entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 34% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 5% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Oxford workers bring in an average annual income of just over $55,000, about the same as the Mississippi average. However, Oxford compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Oxford has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 12% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 15% have a Bachelor's degree.
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