Tunica, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 1,010 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.8%
 
Males: 498  (49.4%)
Females: 512  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 38676.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,890 (it was $26,607 in 2000)
Tunica:

$43,890
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,526 (it was $20,114 in 2000)

Tunica town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,824 (it was $85,900 in 2000)
Tunica:

$116,824
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $136,110; Detached houses: $149,374; Mobile homes: $8,431

Median gross rent in 2013: $651.

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  • Races in Tunica, MS (2010)

    Tunica races chart
    • 69467.4%White alone
    • 30029.1%Black alone
    • 151.5%Hispanic
    • 80.8%Asian alone
    • 70.7%Two or more races
    • 40.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tunica: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.0%), English (10.1%), Irish (7.1%), German (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%), Arab (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1888

Elevation: 190 feet

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,417 people per square mile   (low).

Tunica, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Tunica:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tunica town:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Mississippi:

1.4%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Tunica, Mississippi as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tunica to the number of sex offenders is 47 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $404 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $323 (0.3%)

Tunica satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (37.7 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (390.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: North Tunica, MS (0.9 miles ), White Oak, MS (1.8 miles ), Tunica Resorts, MS (3.2 miles ), Horseshoe Lake, AR (4.0 miles ), Crenshaw, MS (4.1 miles ), Helena, AR (4.1 miles ), Lula, MS (4.1 miles ), Helena-West Helena, AR (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $26,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $26,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 90.38 W

Area code: 662

Tunica household income distribution Tunica home values distribution

Tunica tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

17.8%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-6.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (26%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Tunica, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tunica-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Tunica town center killed 5 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/29/1956, a category F3 tornado 21.3 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tunica-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.4 miles away from Tunica center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from Tunica center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tunica County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tunica topographic map

Birthplace of: Charlaine Harris - Crime fiction writer, James Cotton - Blues harmonica player, Doctor Ross - Blues singer, Parker Hall (American football) - College football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Tunica:

  • HOPE HOSPICE (2073 OLD HIGHWAY 61 NORTH, SUITE 2)
  • TUNICA COUNTY HOSPITAL (HIGHWAY 61 N)
  • RCG TUNICA (1821 US HIGHWAY 61 NORTH)
  • TUNICA NURSING HOME, LLC (1024 HIGHWAY 61 SOUTH)

Airports and heliports located in Tunica:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tunica:

  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 24 miles; Senatobia, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,607)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 32 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 37 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 38 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 40 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Mississippi (about 53 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Delta State University (about 69 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)

Private high school in Tunica:

  • TUNICA INSTITUTE OF LEARNING (Students: 158; Location: 584 ACADEMY DR; Grades: PK - 12)
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Notable location: Tunica Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Tunica Museums (4063 USHighway 61 North), Flower Lake Camp (Tours & Charters; 1954 Flower Lake Camp Rd.), Blues City Tours (Tours & Charters; 13118 USHighway 61 North).

Hotels: King's Quarters (2041 Old Commerce Road), Delta Plantation Inn (3515 Highway 61 North), Treasure Town Inn (5320 Casino Strip Resort), Days Inn (2440 Casino Strip Resort), Ballys Casino (1450 Ballys Blvd), Tunica Motel (1011 Highway 61 South).

Court: Tunica County - Justice Court Clerk (Moon Landing Road).

Tunica County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.8. This is about average.

City:

69.8
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 9.34. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Black residents, 41.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 83.7% for other race residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.3%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
53 people in nursing homes in 2000

Tunica, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tunica compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Tunica Arena and Exposition Center. Capacity: 6,000.

Banks with branches in Tunica (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank: Tunica Branch at 1262 East Edwards, branch established on 1999/07/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $498.4 mil, Deposits: $410.0 mil, headquarters in Batesville, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Security Capital Corporation
  • Covenant Bank: Tunica Office at 1020 South Court Street, branch established on 2000/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.7 mil, Deposits: $183.6 mil, headquarters in Clarksdale, MS, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Covenant Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Co.: Tunica Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1961/11/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $124.1 mil, Deposits: $104.8 mil, headquarters in Marks, MS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cb&T Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Mississippi average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tunica town (based on Tunica County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,22411
Mainline Protestant3853
Black Protestant2622
Other1-
Catholic--
None8,906-
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: 3
Tunica County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Tunica County:

14.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tunica County:

41.1%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

14.4%
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
Other Government Administration 11$23,354$25,4770$0
Judicial and Legal 4$8,635$25,9050$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$34,793$41,7520$0
Streets and Highways 8$19,439$29,1590$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,869$22,4280$0
Sewerage 1$2,613$31,3560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,263$27,1560$0
Water Supply 4$12,909$38,7270$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,445$29,3400$0
Totals for Government 41$108,320$31,7030$0

9.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.27%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

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 DeSoto County, MS  1.62% ($27,794 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  1.43% ($30,717)
from Coahoma County, MS  0.88% ($21,757)


11.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.00%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

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 DeSoto County, MS  3.29% ($25,128 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  1.50% ($17,984)
to Coahoma County, MS  0.75% ($24,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tunica:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tunica:

  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYL (96.1 FM; TUNICA, MS; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKNA (88.9 FM; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WVIM-FM (95.3 FM; COLDWATER, MS; Owner: DESOTO COUNTY B/CING. CO.)
  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KCLT (104.9 FM; WEST HELENA, AR; Owner: WEST HELENA B/CASTERS)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHKL (106.9 FM; CRENSHAW, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)

TV broadcast stations around Tunica:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • Tunica, Mississippi
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:0
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Mississippi average
  • Fatal accident count91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents137
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons17
  • Fatalities100
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents233
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents9
See more detailed statistics of Tunica fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tunica)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tunica, MS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W5VBY
    Grant Date: 12/13/1995, Expiration Date: 12/13/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2007
    Registrant: Raymond B Dunavant, 1700 Jepsen Rd, Tunica, MS 38676


FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tunica)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 89
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Tunica

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tunica, MS
Businesses in Tunica, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
Church's Chicken1Starbucks1
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
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