Tupelo demographics profile

StatisticTupeloMississippiNational
Population38,8562,989,192318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6046291
Median age35.636.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%54%55%
Speak English95%96%79%
Speak Spanish4%2%13%
Tupelo, MS has a population of 38,856 and is the 1,069th largest city in the United States. The population density is 604 per sq mi which is 879% higher than the Mississippi average and 566% higher than the national average. The median age in Tupelo is 36 which is approximately 3% lower than the Mississippi average of 37. In Tupelo, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 73% of Tupelo residents were born in Mississippi, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Tupelo is 879% higher than Mississippi.
  • The median age in Tupelo is 3% lower than Mississippi.
  • In Tupelo 59.55% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Tupelo 37.28% of the population is African American.
  • In Tupelo 0.71% of the population is Asian.

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Tupelo population breakdown by race

RaceTupeloMississippiNational
Caucasian59.55%59.01%73.35%
African American37.28%37.51%12.63%
Asian0.71%0.96%5.22%
American Indian0.14%0.44%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.02%0.18%
Mixed race1.29%1.18%3.06%
Other race1.02%0.88%4.75%
In Tupelo, 3.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Tupelo age breakdown

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Source: The Tupelo, MS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).