University CDP, Mississippi
Population 4,246


Median Year Housing Built
Employment & Commute
Poverty Rate
Unemployment Rate
Average Minutes to Work
Young Adult Singles
Ages 18-39

The city of University is one of 3 cities in Lafayette County. While many may refer to it as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). University is a suburb of Oxford, MS. It is located in northern Mississippi.

University, MS is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? University, MS is a part of the Oxford, MS Micro Area.



Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied



Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.


Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.


Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings


Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in University, MS generally make around 10000% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 34% of men and 30% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.


Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In University, MS, 81% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.


Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In University, MS, 81% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.


35+ Hours per Week
15-34 Hours per Week
1-14 Hours per Week


35+ Hours per Week
15-34 Hours per Week
1-14 Hours per Week


35+ Hours per Week
15-34 Hours per Week
1-14 Hours per Week

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
Public transportation
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
Worked at Home

Average Commute Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home



Total Population

Total Population By Age


Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+


American Indian or Alaskan
Pacific Islander
Two Plus Races

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from University, MS are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.


The climate estimates use University, MS weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at UNIVERS.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 75% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 73% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 92% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

State2013 ACSMS
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0186249
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0005184
Region2013 ACS3
Division2013 ACS6
State FIPS2013 ACS28
Place FIPS2013 ACS75520
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusUniversity CDP
Name2013 ACSUniversity CDP, Mississippi
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779790
Place ANSI2010 Census02586613
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US2875520
GEOID2013 ACS2875520
Population2010 Census4,202
Population2013 ACS4,246
Housing Units2010 Census81
Housing Units2013 ACS62
Land Area2013 ACS0.7 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS5,942.4 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[34.357297,-89.549226], [34.371041,-89.528082],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS34.365042773572, -89.538333679853
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census12