Best Affordable Place in Mississippi: Lee County

Population: 82,390
Median family income: $50,124
Households spending more than 30 percent income on housing: 28.3 percent
Unemployment: 10.1 percent
Adult population with bachelor's degrees: 21.5 percent
Major cities: Tupelo, Baldwyn, Verona

Major industries in Lee County, located in the northeast part of the state and home to a Toyota Plant (TM) in Blue Springs, include the manufacturing, health-care, and retail sectors, show U.S. Census data. Lee County's largest city, Tupelo, is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
 
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