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Welcome to Tupelo ...
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.
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/
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021