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A+ Tupelo Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Tupelo Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Mississippi
Tupelo
8119% less expensive than the US average
Mississippi
8218% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Tupelo cost of living
B- Tupelo Crime Total crime is 10% lower than Mississippi
Total crime
2,7092% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 372% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Tupelo crime
D Tupelo Employment Household income is 6% higher than Mississippi
Median household income
$43,15322% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,04623% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% lower than the US average
Tupelo employment
F Tupelo Housing Home value is 27% higher than Mississippi
Median home value
$134,70027% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$71025% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Tupelo real estate or Tupelo rentals
D Tupelo Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
45%10% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:115% lower than the US average
Tupelo K-12 schools

Living in Tupelo, MS

Located in the state of Mississippi, Tupelo is a medium-sized city with a population of 38,856 people. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Tupelo is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 18 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Tupelo, Mississippi could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Tupelo, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and more.

The livability score in Tupelo is 73/100 and the city is ranked in the 73rd percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Tupelo ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B-), cost of living (A-) and weather (B-). On a more negative note, Tupelo does not have favorable ranks for the following: education (D), employment (D) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Tupelo on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Tupelo: Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, Natchez Trace Parkway, and Tupelo Automobile Museum.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Tupelo is actually affordable. The median home price for Tupelo homes is $134,700, which is 27.4% higher than the Mississippi average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Tupelo, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 19.2% higher than the Mississippi average. Real estate appreciation rates in Tupelo are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Tupelo homes comes in at 4.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were -2.7%.

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Compare Tupelo, MS Livability To Other Cities

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I lived in Tupelo for three years in the early 90’s and can honestly say I loved it. A long-time Elvis fan, I enjoyed the fact that Tupelo is the birthplace of the King. The Elvis Presley Center attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year to this quaint museum, but that’s not the only thing to like about the city.

The weather is fairly temperate and that provides the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor attraction like the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo. It’s a perfect spot for a day trip to observe the 125 different species housed there. I loved taking the open-air trolley to see the animals up close.

One of the best areas in Tupelo is Downtown. As part of the nationwide Maine Street Program, they have done an amazing job of promoting local businesses. Dozens of speciality boutiques line the streets. My absolute favourite part is the Tupelo Farmer’s Depot where you can shop for locally sourced produce, honey, and flowers from May to October.
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Source: The Tupelo, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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