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Lafayette County, MS Public Records

Circuit Court
One Courthouse Sq, #101
Oxford, MS 38655 lafayettems.com/us/elected-offici...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 662-234-4951
F: 662-236-0238
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil (usually over $3,500)
Restricted Records: No sealed, adoptions, mental health, juvenile, or expunged records released
Justice Court
713 Jackson Ave
Oxford, MS 38655 www.lafayettecoms.com/HTML/Main.h...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 662-234-1545
F: 662-238-7990
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $3,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Chancery Court
PO Box 70
Oxford, MS 38655 www.lafayettecoms.com/HTML/Main.h...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 662-234-2131
F: 662-234-5038
Couriers: 300 N Lamar Bldg
Oxford, MS 38655
Jurisdiction: Probate, Civil Land, Divorce, Family

Lafayette County, MS Vital Records

Contact the Lafayette County Office of the Chancery Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lafayette County
Chancery Clerk
300 N Lamar St, Chancery Bldg
Oxford, MS 38655 lafayettems.com/us/elected-offici...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 662-234-2131
Fax: 662-234-5038
Recorded Documents

Lafayette County Vital Certificates

Lafayette County Vital Certificates

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Lafayette County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 631.11 sq mi
Population (2009): 43,975
  • Females: 51.2%
  • White: 72.6%
  • Black/African American: 24.6%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 71.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 5,235
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 20.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 78.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 31.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.36
Housing Units (2000): 16,587
Homeownership Rate (2000): 60.6%
Migration Flow to Lafayette County, MS from (2007-2008):

Lafayette County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $958,762
  • Construction: $39,451
  • Retail Trade: $67,473
  • Professional and Technical Services: $85,983
  • Healthcare: $125,472
  • Banking: $22,019
  • Retail Trade: $67,473
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $39,185
  • Manufacturing: $80,981
  • Farms: $-674
  • Government: $366,465
Employed (2000): 17,731
Unemployed (2000): 1,250
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,576
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,612
Local Government Revenue (2007): $65,185 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $81,383 (thou. dol.)

Lafayette County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 540
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.5
Deaths (2007): 326
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.4

Lafayette County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 17
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 5
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
Property Crimes (2008): 585
  • Burglary: 126
  • Larceny-Theft: 431
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 28

Lafayette County Genealogy Records