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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 35,561
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $41,487
Median Home Price $124,700
Walkscore 20

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Tupelo, MS Demographics

Median Population in Tupelo, MS

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 in Tupelo, MS

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

Population By Gender in Tupelo, MS

  Male 47.5%
  Female 52.5%

Language in Tupelo, MS

  English Only 93.2%
  English Other 6.8%

Economics in Tupelo, MS

  Median Household Income $41,487
  Median Home Price $124,700
  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

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Commute Types in Tupelo, MS

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

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 49
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