Tupelo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 37,923 people and 12 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 (15.36%), healthcare (10.74%), and office and administrative support (8.59%).
Tupelo is a decent-sized city, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the city has no real transit system.
The overall education level of Tupelo citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.84% 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 2018 was $30,463, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,852 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, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Tupelo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.