Tupelo, Mississippi






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A Taste of Tupelo, Mississippi

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT TUPELO?

  1. Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. It is also the seventh-largest city in the state. It is situated in northeast Mississippi, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama, and is accessed by U.S. Route 78. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,546, with the surrounding counties of Lee, Pontotoc and Itawamba supporting a population of 138,976.

  2. The city is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

  3. The Tupelo tornado leveled 48 city blocks and over 200 homes, killing 216 people and injuring more than 700 persons. The Mississippi State Geologist estimated a final death toll of 233, but 100 white persons were still hospitalized at the time. Because newspapers published only the names of injured whites, due to a racially discriminatory policy that persisted into the 1940s and 1950s, it was difficult to follow up on the fates of injured blacks. Historians now estimate the death toll was higher than in official records.

  4. The median income for a household in the city is $39,415. The poverty rate for people living below the poverty line is 20%.

Radio Stations
WAFR 88.3 FM Tupelo, MS Religious
WAQB 90.9 FM Tupelo, MS Religious
WAJS 91.7 FM Tupelo, MS Religious
WESE 92.5 FM Baldwyn, MS Hip Hop
WXRZ 94.3 FM Corinth, MS Talk
WKIU (LPFM) 94.9 FM Tupelo, MS Variety
WAFM 95.7 FM Amory, MS Oldies
WXWX 96.3 FM Marietta, MS Sports
WSEL 96.7 FM Pontotoc, MS Gospel Music
WBVV 99.3 FM Guntown, MS Gospel Music
W260BJ (WTUP) 99.9 FM Tupelo, MS Oldies
WKBB 100.9 FM Mantee, MS Talk
W266BC (WKMQ) 101.1 FM Tupelo, MS Talk
WWKZ 103.9 FM Okolona, MS Top-40
W282AS (WELO) 104.3 FM Saltillo, MS Urban Contemporary
WACR 105.3 FM Columbus Afb, MS Urban Contemporary

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Demographics of Tupelo, Mississippi

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

58.7%

36.8%

0.1%

1.0%

3.5%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Tupelo, Mississippi

     
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Businesses in Tupelo, Mississippi


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African Queen Of Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   We are located behind Las Margaritas - 908 Robert E. Lee Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801 ( 662) 680-4883

  2. Glamour Connection -  Category: Black Hair Salons -    - 1703 W Main St, Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 680-6900

  3. Melony Armstrong Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -    - 912 Rockefeller Ave, Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 205-4580

  4. Naturally Speaking -  Category: Black Hair Salons -    - 1120 W Main St. Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 620-1770  - (visit website)

  5. Pretty African Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -    - 2008 W Main St, Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 678-1000

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Blue Canoe -  Category: American, Cajun/Creole, Sandwiches/Subs -   2006 n gloster st Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 269-2642

  2. Connie's Fried Chicken -  Category: Chicken, Breakfast/Brunch -   821 S Gloster St Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 842-7260

  3. Hammer's Buffalo Wings -  Category: Southern/Soul -   1700 N Gloster St Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 620-9464

  4. The Neon Pig Cafe and Grocery -  Category: Southern/Soul, Burgers, Tapas -   1203 North Gloster Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 269-2533

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


John Lee Hooker "Tupelo,Mississippi"

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CHURCHES



  1. Emmanuel Church Of God In Christ -  1208 N Green St, Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 844-1909   - (visit website)

  2. Shammach Church of God In Christ -  3383 Shammah Dr, Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 566-4278

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