Tupelo, Mississippi

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Tupelo, Mississippi
City of Tupelo
Main Street in Tupelo
Main Street in Tupelo
Flag of Tupelo, Mississippi
Motto(s): 
"All-America City"
Interactive map of Tupelo
Coordinates: 34°15′35″N 88°43′33″W / 34.25972°N 88.72583°W / 34.25972; -88.72583Coordinates: 34°15′35″N 88°43′33″W / 34.25972°N 88.72583°W / 34.25972; -88.72583
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyLee
Districts1, 2, 3, 4, 5
IncorporatedJuly 20, 1870
(152 years ago)
 (1870-07-20)
Named forTupelo
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorTodd Jordan[1] (R)
 • Council
Members
  • Chad Mims
  • Travis Beard
  • Lynn Bryan
  • Nettie Davis
  • Buddy Palmer
  • Janet Gaston
  • Rosie Jones
Area
 • City64.68 sq mi (167.53 km2)
 • Land64.38 sq mi (166.75 km2)
 • Water0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Elevation
279 ft (85 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City37,923
 • Density589.02/sq mi (227.42/km2)
 • Metro
140,460 (US: 4th)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
38801, 38804, 38826, 38866
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-74840
GNIS feature ID678931
Websitetupeloms.gov

Tupelo is a city in northeastern Mississippi. It is close to the Alabama state line. At the 2010 U.S. census, 34,546 people lived in Tupelo. The city is famous because Elvis Presley was born there. In 1936, a strong tornado struck the area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mayor". City of Tupelo. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  2. "Tupelo, Mississippi". City of Tupelo. 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  3. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.