Tunica, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Tunica, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Tunica had a population of 1,023 as of July 1, 2018. Tunica ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tunica is located at latitude 34.6881 and longitude -90.3809 in Tunica County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tunica (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 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 Town of Tunica (GNIS ID: 2406764) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Tunica is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tunica County.

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Tunica, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,023
Population in Households 948
Population in Familes 705
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 1,541
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $42,296
Average Household Income $56,585
Per Capita Income $24,892


Total Housing Units 550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (49.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $139,623
Average Home Value $166,071


Total Households 497
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 274
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% -0.39%
Households -0.1% -0.45%
Families 0.54% -0.59%
Median Household Income   4.67%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Tunica, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tunica to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 201 45th
Population Density # 29 92nd
Diversity Index # 67 81st
Median Household Income # 92 75th
Per Capita Income # 54 85th

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