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Population (year 2000): 34,211. Estimated population in July 2005: 35,673 (+4.3% change)
Males: 16,083 (47.0%), Females: 18,128 (53.0%)

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Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $38,401 (year 2000)
Median house value: $92,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Tupelo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.7%)
  • Black (28.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (17.7%), English (10.0%), Irish (8.8%), German (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Scottish (2.4%).Mississippi

Elevation: 290 feet

Land area: 51.1 square miles

Tupelo,

For population 25 years and over in Tupelo

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tupelo city

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +3,226 (+10.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Jackson, (95.2 miles pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Memphis, (104.1 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (529.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MS (5.0 miles Verona, MS (5.4 miles Plantersville, MS Saltillo, (8.2 miles MS (10.0 miles Shannon, MS (10.4 miles Sherman, MS (13.5 miles Guntown, MS (13.8 miles Nettleton, Blue Springs, MS (14.2 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 157 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 165 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2000: 92 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2001: 121 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2002: 97 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2004: 102 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2005: 112 buildings, average cost: $133,900

Latitude: 34.26 N, Longitude: 88.73 W

Area code: 662


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.0%), Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Retail trade (14.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,713 (+57.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,209 (75.6%)


 

Crime in Tupelo by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 1 1 1 2
    per 100,000 5.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 5.8
Rapes 17 17 23 19 28
    per 100,000 49.7 49.7 67.2 55.5 81.8
Robberies 53 68 55 32 53
    per 100,000 154.9 198.8 160.8 93.5 154.9
Assaults 54 91 47 38 50
    per 100,000 157.8 266.0 137.4 111.1 146.2
Burglaries 447 765 489 379 378
    per 100,000 1306.6 2236.1 1429.4 1107.8 1104.9
Thefts 1,744 1,465 1,433 1,446 1,491
    per 100,000 5097.8 4282.2 4188.7 4226.7 4358.2
Auto thefts 129 156 182 141 151
    per 100,000 377.1 456.0 532.0 412.1 441.4
429.3 499.9 415.7 355.0 401.3

Average climate in Tupelo, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Tupelo,

Tupelo-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Tupelo city center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/19/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Deandre' Eiland - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Jun 4, 1982), Joe Horn - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Jan 16, 1972), Ricky Hood - College basketball player (UT-Chattanooga Mocs), Tamika Whitmore - WNBA player (Los Angeles Sparks, born: Jun 5, 1977), Tan White - WNBA player (Indiana Fever, born: Sep 27, 1982).

Main business address for: PEOPLES HOLDING CO (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), BANCORPSOUTH INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), HANCOCK FABRICS INC (RETAIL-MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Tupelo:
  • NORTH MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER (830 S GLOSTER)
  • NORTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL (1937 BRIAR RIDGE RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Tupelo:
  • PONTOTOC HEALTH SERVICE CAH (about 20 miles; PONTOTOC, MS)
  • OKOLONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; OKOLONA, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL UNION COUNTY (about 25 miles; NEW ALBANY, MS)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tupelo:
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 3 miles; TUPELO, MS; ID: TUP)
  • COLUMBUS AFB (about 48 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; ID: CBM)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 57 miles; OXFORD, MS; ID: UOX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tupelo:
  • OKOLONA MUNI-RICHARD STOVALL FIELD (about 18 miles; OKOLONA, MS; ID: 5A4)
  • PONTOTOC COUNTY (about 22 miles; PONTOTOC, MS; ID: 22M)
  • BOONEVILLE/BALDWYN (about 24 miles; BOONEVILLE/BALDWYN, MS; ID: 8M1)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 11 $30,865 $33,670 0 $0
Water Supply 15 $46,007 $36,805 0 $0
Electric Power 40 $120,902 $36,270 2 $1,565
Colleges/Universities in Tupelo:
  • CREATIONS COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 57; Location: 2419 W MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NORTH MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER MEDICAL TECH PROG (FT enrollment: 5; Location: 830 S GLOSTER; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tupelo:
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; FULTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,673)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,628)
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; FT enrollment: 14,613)
  • MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (about 57 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; FT enrollment: 2,115)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 57 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; FT enrollment: 11,068)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 83 miles; FLORENCE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,770)
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 84 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; FT enrollment: 2,669)
Public high schools in Tupelo:
  • TUPELO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,877; Location: 4125 CLIFF GOOKIN BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TUPELO LEE CO VOC TECH SCHOOL (Location: 4125 CLIFF GOOKIN BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Tupelo:
  • TUPELO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 170; Location: 1801 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LAKEVIEW BAPT ACD (Students: 54; Location: 830 SHUMACOLA TRAIL; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Tupelo:
  • TUPELO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,181; Location: 1009 VARSITY; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MILAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 717; Location: 720 WEST JEFFERSON; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • LAWNDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 635; Location: 1563 MITCHELL ROAD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • THOMAS STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 520 S THOMAS STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • LAWHON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 140 LAKE STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 910 NORTH GREEN STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • JOYNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 1201 JOYNER AVENUE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • PIERCE STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 1008 PIERCE STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • RANKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 1908 FORREST STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 292; Location: 628 RUTHERFORD ROAD; Grades: KG - 03)
Private primary/middle schools in Tupelo:
  • TUPELO CHRISTIAN PREP SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 2094 MCCULLOUGH BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI (Students: 25; Location: 2225 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Tupelo:
  • LEE-ITAWAMBA LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,099,721; Location: 219 N.MADISON; 192,539 books; 4,478 audio materials; 1,433 video materials; 310 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Tupelo: Old Town Overlook (A), Tupelo Airport Industrial Park (B), Tupelo Country Club (C), Tupelo National Battlefield (D), Bel-Air Country Club (E), Chickasaw Village Site (F), Lee County Courthouse (G), Lee County Library (H), Strange Library (I), Tupelo City Hall (J).

Shopping Centers: Tupelo Mall Shopping Center (1), Denton Plaza Shopping Center (2), Downtown Mall Shopping Center (3), Magnolia Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Tupelo include: Saint Luke United Methodist Church (A), Saint James Catholic Church (B), Lawndale Presbyterian Church (C), Rising Star Baptist Church (D), Red Oak Grove Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Lee Acres Church of Christ (G), Lee Acres United Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Belden Cemetery (1), Philips Cemetery (2), Rains-Creely Family Cemetery (3), Priceville Cemetery (4), Glenwood Cemetery (5), Allens Cemetery (6), Clanton-Price Family Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Longs Lake (A), Legion Lake (B).

Creeks: Kings Creek (A), Yonaba Creek (B), Little Sand Creek (C), Russell Creek (D), Mud Creek (E).

Parks in Tupelo include: Tupelo National Battlefield (1), Elvis Presley Park (2), Noble Stadium (3), Tupelo National Fish Hatchery (4), Ballard Park (5).


Tupelo compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Tupelo:
  • WKMQ (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTUP (1490 AM; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WELO (580 AM; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Tupelo:
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WKIU-LP (94.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: TUPELO 2000, INC.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WESE (92.5 FM; BALDWYN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFTA (101.9 FM; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAQB (90.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSEL-FM (96.7 FM; PONTOTOC, MS; Owner: OLLIE COLLINS, JR.)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
TV broadcast stations around Tupelo:
  • W32BH (Channel 32; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W49BK (Channel 49; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W14BW (Channel 14; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMAE-TV (Channel 12; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

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