Tupelo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 38,206 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Tupelo is the seventh largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tupelo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tupelo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tupelo who work in sales jobs (11.61%), office and administrative support (10.94%), and healthcare (9.47%).
The overall education level of Tupelo citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.55% of adults in Tupelo have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Tupelo in 2010 was $26,941, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,764 for a family of four. However, Tupelo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tupelo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tupelo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tupelo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tupelo include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Tupelo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.