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Welcome to Tupelo ...

The city of Tupelo is located in Lee County<1> and is the County Seat for Lee County.

When the people of Tupelo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tupeloan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tupelo has a population of 38,312 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Tupelo.

Tupelo is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Tupelo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Tupelo is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Tupelo: 38801<5>

Websites for Tupelo ...

Official Website: www.ci.tupelo.ms.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tupelo had an population of 38,312 people. This is an increase of 10.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tupelo had a population of 34,546 people (or 41.67% of the total population of Lee County). This makes Tupelo the county's most populous community.

The population of Tupelo represents 1.16% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,546 people, the population of Tupelo has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 34,211 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tupelo.

Adding Tupelo to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Tupelo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Tupelo elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tupelo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Tupelo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Tupelo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tupelo.

Communities near Tupelo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tupelo.

  • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Tupelo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<7>
  • Saltillo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
    • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Tupelo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<7>
  • Fulton [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Tupelo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<7>
  • Baldwyn [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
    • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Tupelo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Tupelo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<7>
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Tupelo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<7>
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Tupelo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<7>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Tupelo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<7>
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Tupelo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tupelo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tupelo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tupelo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tupelo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tupelo. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tupelo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tupelo ...

Looking for more information about Tupelo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tupelo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tupelo.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tupelo: www.ci.tupelo.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Tupelo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Tupelo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tupelo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tupelo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tupelo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tupelo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tupelo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tupelo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2572, Longitude: -88.7156    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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