Lafayette County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Lafayette County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 47,351 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Oxford.[2]

Lafayette County
Lafayette County Courthouse in Oxford
Lafayette County Courthouse in Oxford
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lafayette County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°22′N 89°29′W / 34.36°N 89.49°W / 34.36; -89.49
Country United States
Founded1836
Named forMarquis de Lafayette
SeatOxford
Largest cityOxford
Area
 • Total679 sq mi (1,760 km2)
 • Land632 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Water47 sq mi (120 km2)  7.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2014)
52,930
 • Density60/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitelafayettems.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.