Tupelo, MS
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Tupelo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 38,114 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Tupelo is the seventh largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities, Tupelo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tupelo are a mix 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 office and administrative support (14.13%), sales jobs (12.94%), and management occupations (8.77%).

The overall education level of Tupelo citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.03% 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 $24,491, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,964 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 Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Tupelo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.