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Tupelo, Mississippi

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Welcome to Tupelo ...

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

When the people of Tupelo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tupeloan<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Tupelo has a population of 38,842 people<2> (see below for details).

Tupelo is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Tupelo lies within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Tupelo had an population of 38,842 people. This is an increase of 12.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.54% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Tupelo ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Tupelo and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016
Baldwyn   [Map]   3,332   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ecru   [Map]   982   W   18 miles [29 km]
Fulton   [Map]   4,066   E   18 miles [29 km]
Guntown   [Map]   2,720   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mantachie   [Map]   1,132   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nettleton   [Map]   1,952   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Tupelo.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tupelo. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tupelo. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Tupelo:

Websites for Tupelo ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tupelo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Tupelo.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Tupelo. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Lee County

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tupelo.

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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Tupelo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tupelo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2639, Longitude: -88.7298     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tupelo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tupelo.