North Tunica, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Tunica, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The North Tunica Census Designated Place had a population of 1,022 as of July 1, 2016. North Tunica ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Tunica is located at latitude 34.7032 and longitude -90.3796 in Tunica County. The formal boundaries for the North Tunica Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tunica County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.

The North Tunica Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403355) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The North Tunica Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tunica County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Tunica population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Tunica, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,022
Population in Households 1,010
Population in Familes 850
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,766
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 299
Average Household Size 3.38
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $40,385
Average Home Value $56,122


Median Household Income $23,942
Average Household Income $34,410
Per Capita Income $11,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% 0.1%
Households -0.11% 0.13%
Families -0.97% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

North Tunica, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Tunica to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 207 43rd
Population Density1 # 16 96th
Diversity Index2 # 341 6th
Median Household Income # 317 13th
Per Capita Income # 341 6th

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