Tupelo, MS 38801 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38801: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tupelo, MS 38801

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ballardsville, MS 38801
Bissell, MS 38801
Chesterville, MS 38801
Mount Vernon, MS 38801

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,223
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,116
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,541
  • County: Lee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.234, Longitude -88.739
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38801 has segments in 2 Counties (Lee, Pontotoc).

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Tupelo, MS 38801 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,361
Population in Households 32,098
Population in Familes 26,459
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density1 408
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 12,464
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 8,363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,196 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,268 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,705 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $124,004
Average Home Value $152,421


Median Household Income $38,989
Average Household Income $55,033
Per Capita Income $21,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.46%
Households 0.37% 0.36%
Families 0.13% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tupelo, MS 38801 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38801 to the other 416 ZIP Codes in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 96th
Population Density1 # 55 87th
Diversity Index2 # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 116 72nd
Per Capita Income # 93 78th

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