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Tupelo /ˈtuːpəloʊ/ is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. The seventh-largest city in the state, it is situated in Northeast Mississippi, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama. It is accessed by Interstate 22. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,546, with the surrounding counties of Lee, Pontotoc and Itawamba supporting a population of 139,671 Tupelo was the first city to gain an electrical power grid under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's program of the Tennessee Valley Authority construction of facilities during the Great Depression. The city is also the birthplace of singer Elvis Presley.


Tupelo is the birthplace of singer Elvis Presley. One of the important tourist landmarks in Tupelo is the birthplace of this legend. Tupelo also falls in the historic Natchez Trace forest trail that connects the Cumberland and Mississippi rivers. This trail was developed by the native Americans. Fans of classic automobiles will love to visit the Auto Museum and its collection of antique, classic and collectible vehicles. The city was also embroiled in the Civil War as given witness by the nearby Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield. Ballard Park is a good place to enjoy an athletic game, golf or simply to let children play in the park. The Tupelo Flea is a good place to shop for clothes, accessories and household items etc. Travel to the city of Tupelo and discover more of its wonders.


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Facts and Stats for Tupelo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tupelo

    Know the pollution level of Tupelo before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Tupelo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tupelo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tupelo.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Tupelo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 64.06 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.3 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.74 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tupelo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tupelo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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