Population: 35,905

Male 47% Female 53%
Married 56%
Single 44%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Tupelo has a very low population density. Tupelo is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

703 Tupelo
27,441 New York

City Info

Tupelo, MS is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Tupelo has a population density of 703, with 35,905 current residents.

Out of the 35,905 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 56% of the residents are married and 44% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 60% Sun
  • 53% Rain
  • 2% Snow


63°F average temperature

  • 31 years Median home age
  • $95,440 Median home price
  • -0.08% Home appreciation rate
  • 5.43% Annual property tax
  • 58.3%
    Homes owned
  • 34.3%
    Homes rented
  • 7.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Tupelo, the air quality is 68% and the weather, on average, is 60% sunny, 53% rainy, and 2% snowy. The average temperature is 63°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Tupelo, you should know that 58.3% of homes are owned while 34.3% of homes are rented, and 7.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $95,440, the median age of homes is 31 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.08% and the annual property tax is 5.43%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Tupelo, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Tupelo’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Tupelo is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 34.39% Democratic, 64.91% Republican, and 0.70% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 18%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Tupelo, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.80% of residents are unemployed in Tupelo (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Tupelo residents: 14.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.40% are in the arts and sciences field, 10.9% are in the customer service field, 29.3% are in the sales field, 0.47% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 20% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.14%, 6.27% of residents have an associate’s degree, 17.93% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.35% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Tupelo, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Tupelo have a few different options. 85% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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