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 1,037 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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North Tunica, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,037
Daytime Population: Workers 151
Daytime Population: Residents 724
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 875
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,026
Population in Familes 862
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 1,792
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $22,158
Average Household Income $34,219
Per Capita Income $11,814


Total Housing Units 341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $44,444
Average Home Value $60,590


Total Households 302
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% -0.15%
Households 0.05% -0.2%
Families -0.64% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.07%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

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, 2017 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 # 200 45th
Population Density # 14 96th
Diversity Index # 342 6th
Median Household Income # 331 9th
Per Capita Income # 344 5th

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