Lafayette County is located in north-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Oxford and the largest city is Oxford. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lafayettecoms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 52,930 and the 2010 census population was 47,359. The land area is 631.71 square miles and there are 75 persons per square mile.
72.2% of the population is White, 23.8% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 86.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 37.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $163,000, there are 15,743 households, an average of 2.77 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,388, the median household income is $43,328, and 25.6% of the persons in Lafayette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,805. Retail sales (in $1000) were $507,113, and sales per capita were $11,711. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.9%.
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