Tupelo, MS
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Tupelo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 38,842 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 (14.52%), sales jobs (12.73%), and healthcare (8.39%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Tupelo is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Tupelo area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Tupelo is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.58% of adults in Tupelo have a college degree.

The per capita income in Tupelo in 2010 was $23,046, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,184 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 Scottish.

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