Tupelo, Mississippi Population 2020

38,030

Tupelo is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 38,030, it is the 7th largest city in Mississippi and the 1033rd largest city in the United States. Tupelo is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually but its population has increased by 10.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,546 in 2010. Tupelo reached it's highest population of 38,583 in 2013. Spanning over 65 miles, Tupelo has a population density of 591 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tupelo is $67,680 with a poverty rate of 16.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $767 per month, and the median house value is $142,600. The median age in Tupelo is 35.5 years, 33.2 years for males, and 37.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.6 males.

Tupelo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tupelo was:

  • White: 58.39%
  • Black or African American: 38.29%
  • Other race: 1.20%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Two or more races: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Tupelo, Mississippi is 38,030, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,206.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,546.

Tupelo, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020141,2843660.26%
2019140,9183660.26%
2018140,5523660.26%
2017140,1864780.34%
2016139,7085600.40%
2015139,1481930.14%
2014138,955-65-0.05%
2013139,0206220.45%
2012138,3981,3260.96%
2011137,0727170.52%
2010136,3550.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,34658.39%
Black or African American14,65538.29%
Some Other Race4581.20%
Asian3700.97%
Two or More Races3200.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native1150.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%

Tupelo Population Pyramid 2020

Tupelo Median Age

35.5


Total

33.2


Male

37.2


Female

Tupelo Adults

There are 28,124 adults, (5,741 of whom are seniors) in Tupelo.

Tupelo Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Tupelo Sex Ratio

Female

20,618

53.88%

Male

17,652

46.12%

Tupelo Households and Families

Tupelo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tupelo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.7%22.3%
All57.3%42.7%
Non Family45%55%
Female41.8%58.2%
Male34.9%65.1%

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,7622.5457.3
Married6,0873.1577.7
Non Family5,0881.1945
Female2,7453.4441.8
Male8423.3434.9

3.16

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tupelo Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7883.19%
9th to 12th Grade2,4709.99%
High School Graduate5,25821.27%
Some College5,87323.76%
Associates Degree2,52810.23%
Bachelors Degree5,00820.26%
Graduate Degree2,79111.29%

Tupelo Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,52714,3956,203
Black8,1546,3821,255
Hispanic51527274
Other Race257213127
Asian236205107
Native American935135
Multiple Races695421
Islander66

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 other race people with a rate of 49.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,208$41,244$26,135
Less Than High School$20,591$24,375$18,212
High School Grad$26,152$29,860$20,083
Some College$28,520$39,489$22,524
Bachelors Degree$46,944$54,421$36,300
Graduate Degree$57,064$89,226$43,288

$32,208

Average Earnings

$41,244

Average Male

$26,135

Average Female

Tupelo Language

Tupelo Language by Age

Tupelo Language

95.38% of Tupelo residents speak only English, while 4.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.77% of the population.

Tupelo Poverty

Tupelo Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black14,3224,52831.62%
White21,1071,5187.19%
Other44617338.79%
Hispanic99316116.21%
Multiple3204012.50%
Native1092623.85%

16.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.88%

Male Poverty Rate

18.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tupelo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tupelo is Other, with 38.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tupelo is White, with 7.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.64%
High School17.02%
Some College12.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.59%
Male Unemployed26.84%
Female Employed11.75%
Male Employed5.86%

Tupelo Income

Tupelo Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,116$67,680
Families$60,133$82,096
Married Families$79,580-
Non Families$26,347$37,371

Tupelo Marital Status

Tupelo Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Tupelo Married by Age and Sex

Tupelo 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 Marital Status by Race

Tupelo Veterans

1,920

Number of Veterans

1,830

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam479
Second Gulf War375
First Gulf War336
Korea191
World War II59
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54595
75+573
65 to 74415
55 to 64205
18 to 34132
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4718.45%
Black4124.18%
Hispanic7010.28%
2 or More1717.17%
Asian103.41%
Indian1010.10%

$Tupelo Veterans by Education

7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tupelo Employment Status

63%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tupelo 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

73.19%

Born in Mississippi

97.14%

Native Born

2.86%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.14% of Tupelo residents were born in the United States, with 73.19% having been born in Mississippi. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202038,030-88-0.23%
201938,118-88-0.23%
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%