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Tupelo, Arkansas

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Located in: Jackson County (see below)

Time Zone: Tupelo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (870)

ZIP Code: 72169<1>

Elevation: 210 feet [64.01 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Tupelo)


2016:<3>     169   (6.11% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     180   (1.69% increase since 2000)
2000:     177

Total Area:<4>   0.31 sq. miles [0.8 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   78

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Tupelo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3910, Longitude: -91.2299     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tupelo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   35° 23' 27"
Lon:   -91° 13' 47"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Tupelo

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Tupelo

GNIS ID:   2406765
FIPS State / Place Code:   05 / 70340

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Tupelo)

About Jackson County

The town of Newport is the County Seat for Jackson County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Jackson)


2016:     17,221   (4.31% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     17,997   (2.29% decrease since 2000)
2000:     18,418

Total Area:   641 sq. miles [1,661.5 km²]   - of which 1.18% is water (7.56 sq. miles [19.6 km²])

Housing Units:   7,601

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Jackson

GNIS ID:   66861
FIPS State / County Code:   05 / 067

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Tupelo)

About Arkansas

From the US Census


2016:     2,988,248   (2.48% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,915,918   (9.07% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,673,400

Websites for State of Arkansas

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Arkansas

GNIS ID:   68085
FIPS State:   05

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<1>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Tupelo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tupelo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tupelo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Tupelo. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Tupelo, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Tupelo.

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