Tupelo, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 327 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 155  (47.6%)
Females: 172  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip codes: 74572.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,536 (it was $17,000 in 2000)
Tupelo:

$34,536
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,852 (it was $8,852 in 2000)

Tupelo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $45,237 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Tupelo:

$45,237
OK:

$116,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,025; Detached houses: $56,085; Mobile homes: $35,562

Median gross rent in 2013: $579.

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  • Races in Tupelo, OK (2010)

    Tupelo races chart
    • 21063.8%White alone
    • 9228.0%American Indian alone
    • 216.4%Two or more races
    • 61.8%Hispanic

Races in Tupelo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tupelo: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), West Indian (9.9%), United States (6.6%), German (6.0%), Dutch (4.2%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 815 people per square mile   (low).

Tupelo, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Tupelo:

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tupelo city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Oklahoma:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $322 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $212 (0.5%)

Tupelo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (67.5 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (87.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (126.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: West Coal, OK (1.3 miles ), Centrahoma, OK (2.1 miles) , Stonewall, OK (2.6 miles ), Southeast Pontotoc, OK (3.0 miles ), Coalgate, OK (3.5 miles ), East Coal, OK (3.6 miles ), Phillips, OK (3.6 miles) , South Central Pontotoc, OK (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.60 N, Longitude: 96.42 W

Area code: 580

Tupelo household income distribution Tupelo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Tupelo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tupelo, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tupelo-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Tupelo city center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1966, a category F4 tornado 20.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tupelo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 4.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.4 miles away from Tupelo center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from Tupelo center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 242.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coal County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tupelo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tupelo:

  • STONEGATE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; STONEWALL, OK)
  • RUTH WILSON HURLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COALGATE, OK)
  • TENDERCARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; COALGATE, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tupelo:

  • East Central University (about 19 miles; Ada, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 42 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Grayson College (about 64 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 72 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 76 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • North Central Texas College (about 81 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • Rose State College (about 81 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,896)

Public high school in Tupelo:

Public elementary/middle school in Tupelo:

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Notable location: Tupelo Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Coal County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.6%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.3% for American Indian residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Tupelo compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Tupelo travel time to work - commute Tupelo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tupelo city (based on Coal County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,23018
Mainline Protestant6194
Other1-
Catholic--
None2,075-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Coal County:

8.78 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Coal County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Coal County:

30.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$297
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$925
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$500
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$3,800
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,550
Totals for Government 0$0 7$7,072

Tupelo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($272.17)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($122.32)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $57,000 ($174.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($143.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($12.23)

Tupelo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $42,000 ($128.44)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($6.12)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $106,000 ($324.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $61,000 ($186.54)
    General Support: $4,000 ($12.23)
    Highways: $4,000 ($12.23)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $20,000 ($61.16)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($24.46)

Tupelo government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($250.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($235.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($15.29)

Tupelo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $100,000 ($305.81)

7.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Atoka County, OK  1.63% ($22,852 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, OK  1.45% ($28,583)
from Bryan County, OK  0.67% ($20,818)


7.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pontotoc County, OK  1.70% ($28,321 average AGI)
to Atoka County, OK  1.39% ($32,261)
to Bryan County, OK  0.61% ($24,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tupelo:

  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KADA (1230 AM; 1 kW; ADA, OK; Owner: THE CHICKASAW NATION)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tupelo:

  • KAZC (88.3 FM; TISHOMINGO, OK; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KHKC-FM (102.1 FM; ATOKA, OK; Owner: KEYSTONE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K209AZ (89.7 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KKFC (105.5 FM; COALGATE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYKC (100.1 FM; BYNG, OK; Owner: CENTRAL OKLAHOMA COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KIXO (106.1 FM; SULPHUR, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KADA-FM (99.3 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: THE CHICKASAW NATION)
  • K204BX (88.7 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTGS (89.9 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: S CENTRAL OK CHRISTIAN BROADC/G INC)

TV broadcast stations around Tupelo:

  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K35CU (Channel 35; ADA, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)

Tupelo fatal accident list:

Jan 14, 1977 09:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Tupelo)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Tupelo, Lat: 34.488694 Lon: -96.384000, Call Sign: WQBH459
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz, 154.515 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz... (+50 more)
    Grant Date: 10/06/2004, Expiration Date: 10/06/2014, Certifier: Linda J Neat
    Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street Nw, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7754, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • TUPELO, From Jct Sr-48 & Old Hwy-3 In Tupelo, 2.03 Miles W. On Old Hwy-3 To Site (Lat: 34.618139 Lon: -96.455833), Type: Mast, Structure height: 42.2 m, Call Sign: WPSD786, Licensee ID: L00002501
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/2011, Expiration Date: 03/22/2021, Certifier: Johnny Watkins
    Registrant: Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, 701 Ne 7th Street, Anadarko, OK 73005, Phone: (405) 247-4285, Fax: (405) 247-4446, Email:
  • TUPELO, 1.9 Mi Nw (Lat: 34.621306 Lon: -96.442611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 84 m, Overall height: 89.5 m, Call Sign: WCU310, Licensee ID: L00123266
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2000
    Registrant: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
  • STATION, 2 Miles W Of Tupelo On S H 3 Tupelo Switch (Lat: 34.618139 Lon: -96.456111), Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WGY857
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2002, Expiration Date: 03/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (405) 247-3351

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5LMQ
    Grant Date: 12/21/1994, Expiration Date: 12/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2006
    Registrant: Paul O Hudson, Tupelo, OK 74572-0062

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Tupelo, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1172.3 years
James975.9 years
John876.6 years
Robert773.0 years
Mary480.5 years
Archie377.0 years
George378.7 years
Herbert371.7 years
Allen377.7 years
Lee382.9 years
Most common last names in Tupelo, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith769.3 years
Batchelor664.3 years
Johnston682.7 years
Bullard676.7 years
Jones677.3 years
Anderson578.2 years
Guffey575.8 years
Harkins578.0 years
Miller557.0 years
Davis466.7 years
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