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Lafayette County, MS
The county was named for the Marquis de Lafayette

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The county is in the Oxford metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 40,745. This was an increase of  5.16% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$28,517
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lafayette County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lafayette County was $23,147. This was an increase of 36.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 75% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Oxford
Inspiration for William Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Lafayette County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lafayette County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Lafayette County include Abbeville Cemetery, Bluff Springs Cemetery, Bowles Cemetery, Browning Cemetery, Buford Cemetery, Camp Ground Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Church Grove Cemetery, Clear Creek Cemetery, College Hill Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Lafayette County include Abbeville, Oxford, Taylor ... View communities

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Colleges in Lafayette County include University of Mississippi ... View colleges

School districts in Lafayette County include Lafayette County Schools Dist, Oxford Schools District ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Lafayette County include Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lafayette County include Oxford Eagle ... View newspapers

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Lafayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lafayette County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Lafayette County include Comfort Inn Oxford, Days Inn Oxford, Downtown Oxford Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8

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