For population 25 years and over in Tunica:
For population 15 years and over in Tunica town:
121 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $300 (0.2%)
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 ), Horseshoe Lake, AR (4.0 miles ), Crenshaw, MS (4.1 miles ), Helena, AR (4.1 miles ), Lula, MS (4.1 miles ), West Helena, AR (4.2 miles ), Hughes, AR (4.3 miles ), Sledge, MS (4.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 90.38 W
Area code: 662
Tunica tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-6.7%).
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
Tunica-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 167% 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 significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 82% 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 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 Tunica 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 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from Tunica center
On 2/10/2005 at 14:04:54, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
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: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Charlaine Harris - Crime fiction writer, James Cotton - Blues harmonica player, Doctor Ross - Blues singer, Parker Hall (American football) - College football player.
Airports and heliports located in Tunica:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tunica:
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Private high school in Tunica:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 9.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Tunica and their reported violations in the past:CHARLIES CAMP WATER ASSN (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.7%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
53 people in nursing homes in 2000
Tunica compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Tunica (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Tunica (based on Tunica County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 17.62%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
13.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,926 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
11.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,876 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Tunica, Mississippi:See more detailed statistics of Tunica fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 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
FAA Registered Aircraft:17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tunica)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.