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Tupelo is a city in Lee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a black gum tree common to the area.
The latitude of Tupelo is 34.257N. The longitude is -88.703W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 279 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,297.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tupelo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38879 ZIP code.
6% of Tupelo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tupelo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tupelo was $22,024, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Tupelo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Tupelo include Mill Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Tupelo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $904.
Libraries in Tupelo include Lee County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tupelo include Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
TV stations in Tupelo include WTVA.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tupelo political report.
The average commute time for Tupelo workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tupelo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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