Tupelo, MS


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Tupelo, MS Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Tupelo Housing Market Information

With a population of 35,680, 13,494 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $123,267, house prices in Tupelo are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Tupelo, accounting for 71.88% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Tupelo include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.29%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.37%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Tupelo are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.14% owning and 40.86% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Tupelo built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Tupelo built between 1940-1969 ( 30.28%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 12.96%). There's also some housing in Tupelo built before 1939 ( 3.65%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Tupelo. Fully 12.10% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Tupelo homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Tupelo real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Tupelo Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Tupelo have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 1.44%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Tupelo house appreciation rate of 0.14%.

Over the last year, Tupelo appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Tupelo's appreciation rate has been 2.96%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Tupelo were at 0.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.17%.

Relative to Mississippi, our data show that Tupelo's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Mississippi.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Tupelo differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Tupelo - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Tupelo real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,065,000 0.4
$799,001 - $1,065,000 0.8
$532,001 - $799,000 1.1
$426,001 - $532,000 1.3
$320,001 - $426,000 3.8
$213,001 - $320,000 14.8
$107,001 - $213,000 39.2
$53,001 - $107,000 30.9
$0 - $53,000 7.7

Very High for MS
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
63.6470174616196 19.5918367346939

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Tupelo Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
23.96% 1.25% 2 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,002 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.14
Renters 40.86
Vacant 12.10

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 13.0
1970 - 1999 53.1
1940 - 1969 30.3
1939 or Older 3.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 71.9
Townhomes 2.0
Small Apt. Buildings 9.4
Apt. Complexes 15.3
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 6.05
1 Bedroom 6.34
2 Bedrooms 20.45
3 Bedrooms 47.99
4 Bedrooms 15.80
5 or more bedrooms 3.37