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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 2017, Tupelo has a population of 38,114 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.

The ZIP code for Tupelo: 38801<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tupelo had a population of 34,546 people (which is 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 total 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 (with a count of 34,211 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Tupelo had an population of 38,114 people. This is an increase of 10.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.41% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Tupelo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Tupelo and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Baldwyn   [Map]   3,304   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ecru   [Map]   1,006   W   18 miles [29 km]
Fulton   [Map]   4,011   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Guntown   [Map]   2,735   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mantachie   [Map]   1,125   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nettleton   [Map]   1,942   SE   12 miles [19.3 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tupelo. If available, we provide a satellite 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 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Lee County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tupelo:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

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>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: 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     [Map].

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