Poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi

What is the poverty rate in Tupelo, Mississippi?
The poverty rate in Tupelo is 19.4%. One out of every 5.2 residents of Tupelo lives in poverty.

How many people in Tupelo, Mississippi live in poverty?
7,244 of 37,400 Tupelo residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Tupelo compare to the rest of Mississippi?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Mississippi is 21.5%, meaning Tupelo has a moderately lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Mississippi.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Tupelo, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

13,901

33.7% 25.2% 36.3%

White

21,487

9.4% 10.3% 56.1%

Hispanic

1,126

33.2% 22.2% 2.9%

What's the Poverty Rate in Tupelo, Mississippi By Race?

33.7% of Black residents of Tupelo, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Tupelo, Mississippi is the same as than the national average. 4,681 of 13,901 black Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 36.3% of the total population of Tupelo, Mississippi are black.

9.4% of White residents of Tupelo, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Tupelo, Mississippi is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 2,030 of 21,487 white Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 56.1% of the total population of Tupelo, Mississippi are white.

33.2% of Hispanic residents of Tupelo, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Tupelo, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 374 of 1,126 hispanic Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.9% of the total population of Tupelo, Mississippi are hispanic.

Tupelo, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Tupelo, Mississippi?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Tupelo, Mississippi is 17.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Tupelo, Mississippi is 20.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Tupelo, Mississippi

Female residents of Tupelo, Mississippi are moderately(15%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

3,163 of 17,636 males in Tupelo live below the poverty line.

4,081 of 19,764 females in Tupelo live below the poverty line.

Tupelo, Mississippi Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Tupelo can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 26.4%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 15.9%.

Poverty for younger ages in Tupelo is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 24.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 34.0%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Tupelo can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 30.3%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 21.7%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 20.6%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Tupelo, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 8.7%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Tupelo, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Tupelo, Mississippi?

Tupelo, Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Tupelo, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

30.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

33.3%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

25.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

17.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

7.8%

Over 85 Years Old

9.6%

Tupelo, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Tupelo, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Tupelo, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 19.5%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Tupelo, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 12.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Tupelo, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Tupelo, Mississippi who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 36,523 residents of Tupelo, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 7,139 (19.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 105 (12.0%) of 877 residents of Tupelo, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Tupelo, Mississippi

The poverty rate in Tupelo is 19.4%.
Tupelo is in Lee County.
Mississippi Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Guntown 9.8%
Saltillo 10.3%
Shannon 33.9%
Tupelo 19.4%
Verona 30.2%

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