Tupelo, MS
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Tupelo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 35,680 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Tupelo is the seventh largest community in Mississippi.

Tupelo real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Tupelo house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Tupelo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.07%), sales jobs (11.07%), and management occupations (8.17%).

One of the benefits of Tupelo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.85 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Tupelo is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.38% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tupelo in 2010 was $22,966, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,864 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 Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

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