Tunica, Mississippi

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Tunica, Mississippi

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High Points

Tunica strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Mississippi):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Tunica Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Tunica Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Tunica Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Tunica Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 8% Tunica Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Tunica Short Commute Times
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Tunica People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Tunica, Mississippi

Comparing Tunica to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 10
Male Share of the Population 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 9
People Above Poverty 1 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 3
Housing Recently Built 5 1

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Tunica Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 37 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Tunica
Standard Zip Codes 38676
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.684
Longitude -90.382

Tunica Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TUNICA 2
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 48 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches
Station HERNANDO 5 S
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
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Tunica Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,132 100%
Male 529 46.7%
Female 603 53.3%
Under 18 214 18.9%
18+ 918 81.1%
65+ 264 23.3%
Median Age 45.9
Average Family Size 2.94
White 768 67.8%
African-American 333 29.4%
Asian 12 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 10 0.9%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 2.3%

Estimated Tunica Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,089
Growth -43
Growth % -3.8%

Tunica Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.1%
US/American 21.5%
English 14.8%
Irish 11.7%
German 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
African 1%
Polish 0.8%
European 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tunica, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Austin (38676)
Evansville (38676)
Hollywood (38676)
Little Texas (38676)
Prichard (38676)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tunica 1,132 $54,583
Crenshaw 916 $23,393
Falcon 317 $18,333
Hernando 6,812 $51,155
Lula 370 $33,295
Senatobia 6,682 $43,088
Sledge 529 $30,139
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Tunica High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 560 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

2400 US HIGHWAY 61 N.
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