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 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%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Tupelo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Tupelo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.38% of adults in Tupelo 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.