What you need to know about Tupelo, MS

A five-time All America City winner, Tupelo combines small-town living with easily accessible festivals and outdoor experiences including the picturesque Natchez Trace Parkway. The Tupelo Public School District provides the community with educational excellence, as evidenced by seven National Blue Ribbon School awards. Known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, several Elvis-related sites - including the shotgun house in which he was born, and Tupelo Hardware, where his mother bought him his first guitar - form the core of the city's tourism industry. The city is known for its success in job creation and economic diversification, earning a top 10 ranking among 576 U.S. micropolitans in that regard. Tupelo has also been recognized for its city-led health and fitness initiatives to improve lives of its residents.

Top 10 Food Festivals 2011
Visit Family Friendly, Live Music Venues in Tupelo, MS
An overview of the live music scene in Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo Aquatic Center Enhances Recreation for Residents
New facility makes a big splash in the community
Tupelo, MS Neighborhoods
Tupelo, MS has a variety of livable‚ charming neighborhoods that offer everything from affordable bungalows to million-dollar executive homes.
Clay McNutt teaches a robotics programmable logic control class at the Belden Workforce Training Center at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo, MS Community College Gets to Work
ICC implements many workforce training programs
George Booth II and George Booth III with a guitar at Tupelo Hardware.
Tupelo Hardware Co.: Important History, Bright Future
Fourth generation carries on tradition at Tupelo Hardware Company

Housing

Homes Owned 61.83%
61.83% Complete
Homes Rented 38.17%
38.17% Complete

Real Estate

In Tupelo, Mississippi


Ready to move to Tupelo? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Tupelo.
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Seneca Pattaway programs a software program at Circadence.
Tupelo Attracts High-Tech Companies With Business and Quality of Life Amenities
Location, infrastructure, skilled workforce lure cutting-edge companies

Median Home Price

$120,600
Higher than the state average
The Travelin' McCourys perform at the "Down on Main" summer concert series at Fairpark Amphitheater in Downtown Tupelo.
Fun Festivals in Tupelo
Festival season extends throughout the year
Our town has a unique sense of civic pride, generosity and hospitality that sets us apart from anywhere else. I am proud to call the City of Tupelo home and hope that you will be too.

Jason Shelton, Tupelo mayor

Schools

In Tupelo, Mississippi


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Tupelo rates.

Median Household Income

$41,979
Lower than the national average

Business

In Tupelo, Mississippi


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Tupelo.
Fresh farmers market fruit and vegetables from above.
Tupelo’s Farm-to-Fork Innovation
Rebranded Farmers’ Depot provides base for fresh, local food

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old
North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS
Tupelo, MS Business Opportunties
Many factors contribute to the local economy’s success
Mississippi University for Women in Tupelo, MS
Tupelo, MS Education Overview
In Tupelo, top-notch school facilities and programs help to educate people of all ages.
Northern Mississippi River in Tupelo, MS
Tupelo, MS Recreation Options
Tupelo, MS is a great place for outdoor recreation, with fishing, golfing, tennis and more.
Dudie's Diner in Tupelo, MS
Tupelo, MS Culture Overview
Tupelo, MS, features many historical sites, museums, cultural centers, and musical and theatrical venues that everyone can enjoy.

Health

In Tupelo, Mississippi


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Tupelo.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 29%
29% Complete
Graduated High School 87%
87% Complete
The Bancorp South Building in Tupelo, MS
Tupelo, MS Top Employers
Tupelo, MS businesses include many manufacturing industries specializing in furniture production.
Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in Tupelo, MS
Visit Family Friendly, Live Music Venues in Tupelo, MS
An overview of the live music scene in Tupelo, MS.

Tupelo, MS's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Food Festivals 2011

More About Tupelo, MS

Tupelo-Lee County, MS Health Overview
NMHS serves residents in 24 counties
Tupelo's Dining Options Cover Casual to Fine Dining
Tupelo is full of fantastic eateries
Tupelo, MS Community College Gets to Work
ICC implements many workforce training programs
Tupelo Hardware Co.: Important History, Bright Future
Fourth generation carries on tradition at Tupelo Hardware Company
Tupelo Attracts High-Tech Companies With Business and Quality of Life Amenities
Location, infrastructure, skilled workforce lure cutting-edge companies
Fun Festivals in Tupelo
Festival season extends throughout the year
Multinational Companies Bring Jobs, Cultural Diversity to Tupelo, MS
Multinational companies enhance commerce, culture
Tupelo’s Farm-to-Fork Innovation
Rebranded Farmers’ Depot provides base for fresh, local food
Tupelo, MS Business Opportunties
Many factors contribute to the local economy’s success
Tupelo, MS Education Overview
In Tupelo, top-notch school facilities and programs help to educate people of all ages.
Tupelo, MS Recreation Options
Tupelo, MS is a great place for outdoor recreation, with fishing, golfing, tennis and more.
Tupelo, MS Culture Overview
Tupelo, MS, features many historical sites, museums, cultural centers, and musical and theatrical venues that everyone can enjoy.
Tupelo, MS Top Employers
Tupelo, MS businesses include many manufacturing industries specializing in furniture production.
Visit Family Friendly, Live Music Venues in Tupelo, MS
An overview of the live music scene in Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo, MS Hospital Knows About Teamwork
North Mississippi Medical Center has a humble history and a strong sense of community.
International Companies Influence Culture, Economy in Tupelo, MS
GRAMMER and Toyota are pacesetters in companies moving to Tupelo and bringing not only jobs, but also a richness of cultural influences.
Tupelo Young Professionals Work to Improve the Community
The Tupelo Young Professionals help propel the "Tupelo Spirit."
Young Leaders Carry on the Tupelo Story
Tupelo's Community Development Foundation and a new generation of leaders are keeping the community prosperous and strong.
Tupelo, MS Center for IDEAs Helps Entrepreneurs
Innovators get solid starts and business incubator
Diverse Tourism Boosts Tupelo Businesses, Residents
Tupelo's vibrant tourism industry benefits locals by generating income for local services and more.
Tupelo, MS Restaurants Serve Patrons Right
Learn more about the Southern hospitality in Tupelo restaurants.
More Tupelo Restaurants Turn to Sourcing Food Locally
Focus on farm to table benefits diners and economy
Tupelo Fit Offers Weekly Fitness Activities
City adds to its healthy reputation with new programming