Tupelo, Mississippi Population 2019

Tupelo, Mississippi's estimated population is 38,206 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Tupelo, Mississippi is the 6th largest city in Mississippi based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 593.54 people/mi² (229.17 people/km²).

The overall median age is 35.5 years, 33.5 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 16,721 households in the city, with an average size of 2.54 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%, with a median rent of $709/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $138,100.

The median income for households in Tupelo, Mississippi is $45,161, while the mean household income is $62,156.

How Many People Live in Tupelo, Mississippi?

38,206
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201838,206410.11%
201738,165-88-0.23%
201638,253-60-0.16%
201538,313-99-0.26%
201438,412-171-0.44%
201338,5831210.31%
201238,4623030.79%
201138,1594681.24%
201037,6913,4800.97%
200034,2113,5261.09%
199030,6856,7802.53%
198023,9053,4341.56%
197020,4713,2501.74%
196017,2215,6944.10%
195011,5273,3153.45%
19408,2121,8512.59%
19306,3611,3062.32%
19205,0551,1742.68%
19103,8812,3819.97%
19001,5000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,915
Black or African American14,228
Asian468
Two or More Races404
Some Other Race222
American Indian and Alaska Native70
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14

Tupelo Ms Population Pyramid 2019

Tupelo Ms Median Age

35.5


Total

33.5


Male

37


Female

Tupelo Ms Adults

There are 27,917 adults, (5,542 of whom are seniors) in Tupelo Ms.

Tupelo Ms Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Tupelo Ms Sex Ratio

Female

20,242

52.82%

Male

18,079

47.18%

Tupelo Ms Households and Families

Tupelo Ms Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tupelo Ms Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All58.7%41.3%
Non Family45.9%54.1%
Female44.9%55.1%
Male38.3%61.8%

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,7832.5458.7
Married6,1903.177.9
Non Family4,9811.1745.9
Female2,8123.4944.9
Male8003.3438.3

3.14

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tupelo Ms Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9103.71%
9th to 12th Grade2,3149.43%
High School Graduate5,80923.67%
Some College5,55122.62%
Associates Degree2,58910.55%
Bachelors Degree4,61618.81%
Graduate Degree2,75411.22%

Tupelo Ms Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,77314,5246,197
Black7,6836,028948
Hispanic60941361
Asian304253131
Other Race15911919
Multiple Races1059426
Native American4677
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,675$38,092$25,968
Less Than High School$21,030$22,675$17,457
High School Grad$25,470$30,625$19,286
Some College$29,282$36,606$23,569
Bachelors Degree$43,129$50,272$38,813
Graduate Degree$57,237$64,949$45,847

$31,675

Average Earnings

$38,092

Average Male

$25,968

Average Female

Tupelo Ms Language

Tupelo Ms Language by Age

Tupelo Ms Language

95.14% of Tupelo Ms residents speak only English, while 4.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.05% of the population.

Tupelo Ms Poverty

Tupelo Ms Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,9014,68133.67%
White21,4872,0309.45%
Hispanic1,12637433.21%
Other19213268.75%
Multiple40410626.24%
Native652640.00%

19.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.93%

Male Poverty Rate

20.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tupelo Ms

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tupelo Ms is Other, with 68.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tupelo Ms is White, with 9.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.20%
High School18.77%
Some College14.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.38%
Male Unemployed32.59%
Female Employed12.36%
Male Employed6.61%

Tupelo Ms Income

Tupelo Ms Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,161$62,156
Families$58,114$74,168
Married Families$72,305-
Non Families$25,161$35,708

Tupelo Ms Marital Status

Tupelo Ms Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Tupelo Ms Married by Age and Sex

Tupelo Ms Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Tupelo Ms Marital Status by Race

Tupelo Ms Veterans

2,223

Number of Veterans

2,149

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam509
First Gulf War468
Second Gulf War414
Korea274
World War II149

Tupelo Ms Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7519.88%
Black4504.77%
Hispanic324.66%
Asian82.40%
2 or More74.29%
Indian713.73%

Tupelo Ms Veterans by Education

8.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tupelo Ms Employment Status

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tupelo Ms Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.26%

Born in Mississippi

97.66%

Native Born

2.34%

Foreign Born

1.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.66% of Tupelo Ms residents were born in the United States, with 73.26% having been born in Mississippi. 1.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.