Tupelo, MS : What you need to know

A five-time All America City winner, Tupelo combines small-town living with easily accessible festivals and outdoor experiences including the picturesque Natchez Trace Parkway. The Tupelo Public School District provides the community with educational excellence, as evidenced by seven National Blue Ribbon School awards. Known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, several Elvis-related sites - including the shotgun house in which he was born, and Tupelo Hardware, where his mother bought him his first guitar - form the core of the city's tourism industry. The city is known for its success in job creation and economic diversification, earning a top 10 ranking among 576 U.S. micropolitans in that regard. Tupelo has also been recognized for its city-led health and fitness initiatives to improve lives of its residents.


Tupelo, MS City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 35561
Latest Population Increase 82.71
Median age 35.8
Median Household Income $35561
Median Home Price $124700
GreatSchools Rating
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Tupelo
14.4 °C
Humidity : 98%
Wind : 0 km/h
23 °C
Wednesday
25 °C
Thursday
26 °C
Friday

Tupelo, MS Rankings

Tupelo, MS Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 47.5%
  Population Women 52.5%

 
TOTAL MILITARY : 0.2
In Tupelo

 
49% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Tupelo

Median Population

Median age 35.8
Age 18 Over 72.4
Age 21 Over 68.8
Age 62 Over 18.1
Age 65 Over 14.9

Race

  Ethnicity White 57.3%
  Ethnicity Black 38.7%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 1.1%

Economics

  Median Household Income 41487
  Median Home Price 124700
  Homes Owned 39.4
  Homes Rent 60.6
  Median Property Rent 703

Our town has a unique sense of civic pride, generosity and hospitality that sets us apart from anywhere else. I am proud to call the City of Tupelo home and hope that you will be too.
Jason Shelton, Tupelo mayor

Language

  English Only 93.2
  English Other 6.8
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 17.5 MINUTES
in Tupelo

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Tupelo

Commute Types

  Walked 1.5
  Worked at Home 1.6
  Public Transportation 0.3
  Other Means 0.5
  Drove Alone 88.2
  Carpooled 7.8

20/100
WALK SCORE
for Tupelo