Tupelo, Mississippi Population 2022

38,492
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Tupelo is a city located in Lee County Mississippi. Tupelo has a 2020 population of 38,492. It is also the county seat of Lee County. Tupelo is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 2.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,684 in 2010.

The average household income in Tupelo is $69,142 with a poverty rate of 14.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $795 per month, and the median house value is $148,900. The median age in Tupelo is 35.5 years, 33.4 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Tupelo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tupelowas:

  • White: 57.32%
  • Black or African American: 37.79%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.16%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.14%
The current population of Tupelo, Mississippi is 38,492 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,492.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,684.

Tupelo, Mississippi Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010161,5710.00%
2011162,4348630.53%
2012163,7461,3120.80%
2013164,4777310.44%
2014164,348-129-0.08%
2015164,5802320.14%
2016165,1285480.33%
2017165,4943660.22%
2018165,7062120.13%
2019166,1264200.25%
2020166,5464200.25%
2021166,9664200.25%

Tupelo Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,92757.32%
Black or African American14,45637.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.14%
Asian2810.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2020.53%
Some Other Race8852.31%
Two or More Races4451.16%
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Tupelo Population by Race

Tupelo Population Pyramid 2022

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Tupelo Median Age

36.1


Total

34.7


Male

38


Female

Tupelo Adults

There are 28,530 adults, (5,584 of whom are seniors) in Tupelo.

Tupelo Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Tupelo Sex Ratio

Female

20,579

53.80%

Male

17,672

46.20%

Tupelo Population by Age

Tupelo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tupelo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
Male61.3%38.7%
All59.6%40.4%
Female45.9%54.1%
Non Family45.2%54.8%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tupelo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,0042.559.6
Married6,0843.2978.5
Male7313.1861.3
Female2,5483.3945.9
Non Family5,6411.1645.2

3.23

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Tupelo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9483.77%
9th to 12th Grade2,3779.46%
High School Graduate5,32121.19%
Some College5,21420.76%
Associates Degree2,75710.98%
Bachelors Degree4,96419.76%
Graduate Degree3,53514.07%
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Tupelo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tupelo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander202202198
Other Race496395314
White15,16113,9886,162
Hispanic729433290
Native American483617
Asian22319570
Black8,4766,6611,638
2+ Races19317415

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 islander people with a rate of 98.02%.

Tupelo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,292$44,010$29,410
Less Than 9th Grade$13,086$16,774$11,931
High School Graduate$29,667$37,853$24,000
Some College$28,166$39,054$22,435
Bachelors Degree$46,883$51,620$42,044
Graduate Degree$76,389$95,558$56,815

$36,292

Average Earnings

$44,010

Average Male

$29,410

Average Female

Tupelo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tupelo Language by Age

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Tupelo Language

95.25% of Tupelo residents speak only English, while 4.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.60% of the population.

Tupelo Language

Tupelo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black14,1063,87627.48%
Multiple438378.45%
White20,6001,4517.04%
Other32NaN%
Hispanic1,614996.13%

14.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.89%

Male Poverty Rate

15.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tupelo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tupelo is Black, with 27.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tupelo is Hispanic, with 6.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.99%.

Tupelo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.41%
High School13.51%
Some College12.98%
Bachelors or Greater2.89%

Tupelo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.01%
Male Unemployed4.94%
Female Employed6.98%
Female Unemployed47.81%

Tupelo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tupelo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,691$74,220
Families$67,251$92,151
Married Families$91,217-
Non Families$31,011$42,414
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Income by Household Type

Tupelo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Tupelo Married by Age and Sex

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Tupelo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Tupelo Marital Status by Race

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Tupelo Marital Status

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1,476

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War292
First Gulf War288
Vietnam443
Korea107
World War II39

Tupelo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34116
35 to 54427
55 to 64144
65 to 74294
75+495

Tupelo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0936.40%
Black3513.49%
Asian72.75%
2+ Races2511.16%
Hispanic588.04%

Tupelo Veterans by Race

Tupelo Veterans by Education

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6.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tupelo Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Tupelo Employment by Age

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Tupelo Employment by Race

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Tupelo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.57%

Born in Tupelo

97.28%

Native Born

2.72%

Foreign Born

2.37%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.28% of Tupelo residents were born in the United States, with 73.57% having been born in Mississippi. 2.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tupelo Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19001,5000.00%
19103,8812,3819.97%
19205,0551,1742.68%
19306,3611,3062.32%
19408,2121,8512.59%
195011,5273,3153.45%
196017,2215,6944.10%
197020,4713,2501.74%
198023,9053,4341.56%
199030,6856,7802.53%
200034,2113,5261.09%
201037,6843,4730.97%
201138,1594751.26%
201238,4613020.79%
201338,5831220.32%
201438,417-166-0.43%
201538,316-101-0.26%
201638,262-54-0.14%
201738,192-70-0.18%
201838,252600.16%
201938,312600.16%
202038,372600.16%
202138,432600.16%
202238,492600.16%

Tupelo Population by Year