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Tupelo, Mississippi

Tupelo is a city located in Lee County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 34,211. It is the county seat of Lee County6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Famous people


\nTupelo is located at 34°15'35" North, 88°43'33" West (34.259585, -88.725885)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 133.2 km² (51.4 mi²). 132.4 km² (51.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.62% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 34,211 people, 13,395 households, and 9,108 families residing in the city. The population density is 258.4/km² (669.4/mi²). There are 14,551 housing units at an average density of 109.9/km² (284.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 69.40% White, 28.28% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 13,395 households out of which 34.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 16.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% are non-families. 28.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.04. In the city the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.6 males. The median income for a household in the city is $38,401, and the median income for a family is $48,465. Males have a median income of $35,027 versus $23,988 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,024. 12.7% of the population and 10.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.6% are under the age of 18 and 12.2% are 65 or older.

Famous people

Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, MS.