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Time Zone: Lafayette County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Oxford is the Seat for Lafayette County.

Lafayette County was founded in 1836 and was created by taking area from MonroeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lafayette had a population of 43,975 people. This is an increase of 13.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,744 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lafayette represented 1.36% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201047,351+22.22%+7.68% since 2009
200943,975+13.5%+0.66% since 2008
200843,688+12.76%+0.89% since 2007
200743,302+11.76% 
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200038,744The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lafayette County Census Page for Lafayette County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lafayette County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lafayette County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Oxford   17,63611,75650% increase  
Abbeville   4504236.38% increase  
Taylor   --289 

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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