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Tunica County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 10,405 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 9,227 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,031
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 719
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,688
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,177 (it was 1,570 in 2000)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

30%

Land area: 455 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tunica County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.9%), Public administration (23.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tunica County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (77.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (19.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  32.8 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 4,777  (45.9%)
Females: 5,628  (54.1%)
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Average household size:
Tunica County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,883 ($23,270 in 1999)

This county:

$32,883
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $573 (lower quartile is $474, upper quartile is $661)
This county:

$573
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $94,288 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Tunica:

$94,288
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,088 - $166,646
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $914
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $389

Institutionalized population: 104
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 2006: 49 buildings, average cost: $76,900
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $80,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $526 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $389 (0.5%)

Tunica County household income distribution in 2009 Tunica County home values distribution Tunica County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.6%
Tunica County:

26.6%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 76.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.3% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 32.8 years old
(Males: 31.1 years old, Females: 33.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.5 years old, Black residents: 30.0 years old, American Indian residents: 12.9 years old, Asian residents: 37.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 24.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tunica County is $467 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $598 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $718 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tunica Resorts, North Tunica, Tunica, White Oak.

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

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Neighboring counties: Roosevelt County, New Mexico , Newberry County, South Carolina , Madison County, Alabama , Union County , Union County, Georgia , Walker County, Georgia , Wichita County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.3%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 132
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 163 (19.6% naturalized citizens)

Tunica County:

1.6%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 38
  • 2000 to 2009: 76
  • 1990 to 1999: 29
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 9
  • Before 1970: 0
Note: State values scaled to Tunica County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.1%

Tunica County marital status for males Tunica County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,340
  • One, attached: 85
  • Two: 43
  • 3 or 4: 431
  • 5 to 9: 652
  • 10 to 19: 556
  • 20 to 49: 87
  • 50 or more: 54
  • Mobile homes: 605

Housing units in Tunica County with a mortgage: 706 (2 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 849

Here:

45.4% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tunica County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,22411
Mainline Protestant3853
Black Protestant2622
Other1-
Catholic--
None8,906-
Tunica County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Tunica County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Tunica County:

14.33 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tunica County:

13.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Tunica County:

41.1%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Tunica County:

Average size of farms: 2053 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $545,342
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $263.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $559,087
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $503,794
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 63.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Corn for grain: 7433 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4194 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 66262 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71963 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Tunica County-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 66.7 miles away from Tunica County 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 134.4 miles away from the county 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 98.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from Tunica County 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 109.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: May 03, 2011 to June 17, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1983: May 11, 2011, FEMA Id: 1983, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to June 17, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3320: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 3320, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1398: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1398, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to April 21, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1178: June 13, 1997, FEMA Id: 1178, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3032: February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: 3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • Mississippi Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-368: March 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 368, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Tunica County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (29%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (28%)
  • Asia,n.e.c. (25%)
  • Jordan (13%)
  • Other Western Africa (13%)
  • Lebanon (9%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Honduras (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tunica County (%):

  • American (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Jordanian (0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

Tunica County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,832 (82.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,206 (12.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 145 (1.5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 37 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 67 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 113 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 41 (0.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Tunica County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 53 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other group homes
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,284.

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.
5.38% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($13,231 average AGI)
3.88% relocated from other states ($11,704 average AGI)
Tunica County:

3.88%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Tate County, MS  0.60% ($19,960)
from Quitman County, MS  0.48% ($15,000)
from Phillips County, AR  0.43% ($23,889)
from Panola County, MS  0.29% ($22,167)


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.
6.61% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($16,718 average AGI)
4.39% relocated to other states ($9,299 average AGI)
Tunica County:

4.39%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Tate County, MS  0.65% ($27,857)
to Phillips County, AR  0.42% ($14,722)
to Quitman County, MS  0.37% ($18,813)
to Panola County, MS  0.35% ($21,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.7

Births per 1000 population in Tunica County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Tunica County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 17.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 16.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tunica County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tunica County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tunica County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,492 (1,009 aged, 483 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 393 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Tunica County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (175)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (129)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (92)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (79)
  • Congestive heart failure (63)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (40)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (40)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (30)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (28)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (28)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,608
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,153
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 304.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,405
  • In family households: 8,831 (806 male householders, 1,808 female householders)
    1,258 spouses, 3,562 children (3,413 natural, 85 adopted, 63 stepchildren), 739 grandchildren, 115 brothers or sisters, 53 parents, 216 other relatives, 284 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,453 (663 male householders (593 living alone)), 714 female householders (678 living alone)), 84 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 122

Size of family households: 1,031 2-persons, 732 3-persons, 361 4-persons, 272 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,271 1-person, 95 2-persons, 11 3-persons.

771 married couples with children.
1,645 single-parent households (198 men, 1,447 women).

96.5% of residents of Tunica speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (10% speak English well, 90% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $77,744,000 ($7,723 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,939,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,956,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,784,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,666,000
Federal grants: $28,411,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,713,000 ($1,448,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,215,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,088,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,425,000
Federal Government insurance: $42,369,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,062
Here:

103 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 527
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +34
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +541
Here +52 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tunica County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.06 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 112
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,480
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,143
  • 1980 to 1989: 415
  • 1970 to 1979: 689
  • 1960 to 1969: 448
  • 1950 to 1959: 123
  • 1940 to 1949: 165
  • 1939 or earlier: 179
Note: State values scaled to Tunica population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tunica County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tunica County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 67
  • 4 rooms: 279
  • 5 rooms: 348
  • 6 rooms: 260
  • 7 rooms: 252
  • 8 rooms: 180
  • 9+ rooms: 152
  • 1 room: 196
  • 2 rooms: 121
  • 3 rooms: 378
  • 4 rooms: 664
  • 5 rooms: 665
  • 6 rooms: 168
  • 7 rooms: 171
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tunica County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tunica County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 233
  • 3 bedrooms: 934
  • 4 bedrooms: 269
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
  • no bedroom: 200
  • 1 bedroom: 362
  • 2 bedrooms: 917
  • 3 bedrooms: 859
  • 4 bedrooms: 110
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Tunica County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tunica County population
  • no vehicle: 116
  • 1 vehicle: 481
  • 2 vehicles: 535
  • 3 vehicles: 239
  • 4 vehicles: 133
  • 5+ vehicles: 43
  • no vehicle: 342
  • 1 vehicle: 1,231
  • 2 vehicles: 681
  • 3 vehicles: 194
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

85% of Tunica County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Mississippi.

Tunica County:

84.9%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7,250
  • Other state: 2,975
  • Northeast: 177
  • Midwest: 753
  • South: 2,012
  • West: 42

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tunica County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.3%)
  • Electricity (35.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.7%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Electricity (67.1%)
  • Utility gas (27.9%)
  • Coal or coke (3.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 152
Here:

11.0%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 85
Here:

13.6%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

1.4%
Mississippi:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Tunica County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,174,000
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $5,690,000
    Police Protection: $5,550,000
    General - Other: $4,485,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,341,000
    Regular Highways: $3,457,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,053,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,139,000
    Financial Administration: $1,085,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,002,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $966,000
    Solid Waste Management: $668,000
    Health - Other: $623,000
    Air Transportation: $249,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,706,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $734,000
    Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $552,000
    General - Other: $350,000
    Libraries: $248,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $593,000
    Police Protection: $571,000
    Financial Administration: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,016,000

Tunica County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $213,000
    Solid Waste Management: $175,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $94,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $710,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $483,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $442,000
    Interest Earnings: $72,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,247,000
    Highways: $5,002,000
    All Other: $4,142,000
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000
    Health and Hospitals: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,591,000
    Other License: $1,012,000

Tunica County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,779,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,675,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,396,000

Tunica County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,266,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,261,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 798
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 677
  • Number of recipients under 18: 151
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 432
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 215
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 352
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 341
Tunica County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tunica County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Tunica County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7275.5 years
Willie6672.8 years
James6169.5 years
William4370.7 years
John4271.9 years
Robert4170.8 years
George2876.2 years
Jessie2773.9 years
Joe2768.2 years
Annie2176.6 years
Most common last names in Tunica County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4973.9 years
Jones4370.0 years
Johnson3676.1 years
Davis3369.1 years
Smith3068.1 years
Harris2878.0 years
Brown2671.3 years
Jackson2473.3 years
Wilson2272.2 years
White1965.0 years
Businesses in Tunica County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Microtel1
Best Western1Nike3
Catherines1Old Navy1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
FedEx2True Value1
GNC1U-Haul2
Gap1UPS1
IZOD1Waffle House1
KFC1Wendy's1
Lane Bryant1

Tunica County on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"