Tupelo, MS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
163,378
0.019% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
0.794% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
3.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,860
7.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,300
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,510
0.125% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tupelo, MS had a population of 163k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $59,860. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tupelo, MS declined from 163,409 to 163,378, a −0.019% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,837 to $59,860, a 7.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tupelo, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), Other (Hispanic) (2.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.93%).

None of the households in Tupelo, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Tupelo, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tupelo, MS are Itawamba Community College (1,134 degrees awarded in 2022), Northeast Mississippi Community College (704 degrees), and KC's School of Hair Design (374343) (42 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tupelo, MS was $146,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Tupelo, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tupelo, MS was 2 cars per household.

Tupelo, MS borders Oxford, MS.

Population & Diversity

Tupelo, MS is home to a population of 163k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.2% of Tupelo, MS residents were born outside of the country (3.59k people).

In 2022, there were 3.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Tupelo, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Tupelo, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tupelo, MS was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tupelo, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 426
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33.4k ± 734
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.02k ± 641
3.44%
Hispanic Population
5.62k people

In 2022, there were 3.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Tupelo, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.44% of the people in Tupelo, MS are hispanic (5.62k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tupelo, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.59k people
2.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.58k people

As of 2022, 2.2% of Tupelo, MS residents (3.59k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tupelo, MS was 2.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,112 ± 292
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,918 ± 378
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,267 ± 291

Tupelo, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tupelo, MS employs 73.5k people. The largest industries in Tupelo, MS are Manufacturing (17,341 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,214 people), and Retail Trade (8,510 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,115), Utilities ($65,586), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,344).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

73.5k
2022 Value
± 2,260
0.125%
1 Year growth
± 4.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tupelo, MS grew at a rate of 0.125%, from 73.4k employees to 73.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tupelo, MS, are Production Occupations (10,096 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,861 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,820 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tupelo, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.5k
2022 Value
± 2,260
0.125%
1 Year growth
± 4.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tupelo, MS grew at a rate of 0.125%, from 73.4k employees to 73.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tupelo, MS, are Manufacturing (17,341 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,214 people), and Retail Trade (8,510 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tupelo, MS, though some of these residents may live in Tupelo, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,824
Median earning men ± $1,434
$33,299
Median earning women ± $824

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($72,022), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,353), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,294).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($43,462), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,268), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,122).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,205
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 979
    Manufacturing
  3. 955
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tupelo, MS awarded 1,880 degrees. The student population of Tupelo, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,944 male students and 4,775 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tupelo, MS are White (1,419 and 75.5%), followed by Black or African American (366 and 19.5%), Hispanic or Latino (47 and 2.5%), and Two or More Races (25 and 1.33%).

The largest universities in Tupelo, MS by number of degrees awarded are Itawamba Community College (1,134 and 60.3%), Northeast Mississippi Community College (704 and 37.4%), and KC's School of Hair Design (374343) (42 and 2.23%).

The most popular majors in Tupelo, MS are General Studies (544 and 28.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (148 and 7.87%), and Registered Nursing (120 and 6.38%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 7,719 students enrolled in Tupelo, MS, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,375 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 544 degrees awarded
  2. 148 degrees awarded
  3. 120 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tupelo, MS was General Studies with 544 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tupelo, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,134 degrees awarded
  2. 704 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Itawamba Community College with 1,134 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 705 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tupelo, MS, which is 0.6 times less than the 1,175 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,419 degrees mean that there were 3.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 366 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,275) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($690) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($875) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tupelo, MS was $146,300 in 2022, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $128,400 to $146,300, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Tupelo, MS is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tupelo, MS have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tupelo, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tupelo, MS is $59,860. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Tupelo, MS was DeSoto County, MS with a value of $79,666, followed by Madison County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $79,105 and $76,460.

Property

$146,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,907
$45,147
Median Property Taxes
±$1,612

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tupelo, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tupelo, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in Tupelo, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tupelo, MS was DeSoto County, MS with a value of $79,666, followed by Madison County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $79,105 and $76,460.

The following map shows all of the counties in Tupelo, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,860
Median Household Income
± $2,461
61.9k
Number of Households
± 1,926

In 2022, the median household income of the 61.9k households in Tupelo, MS grew to $59,860 from the previous year's value of $55,837.

The following chart displays the households in Tupelo, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tupelo, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (87.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.6%)

In 2022, 87.4% of workers in Tupelo, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.91%) and those who worked at home (3.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tupelo, MS have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Tupelo, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tupelo, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tupelo, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tupelo, MS (22.4k out of 159k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tupelo, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.1% of the population of Tupelo, MS has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1890 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2031 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 543 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1,890 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tupelo, MS declined by 3% from 11.2% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tupelo, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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