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Tunica is a town in Tunica County, in the Memphis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Indian tribe

The latitude of Tunica is 34.684N. The longitude is -90.382W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,067.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,607
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tunica demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Anderson
The local economy has rebounded with the opening of casinos
Local festivals include:
  • Delta Day Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
  • Rivergate Festival - April 6-8, 2007
  • Gospel Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tunica web sites and events links in the sections below.
Tunica attractions: Casinos
Quotes:
Once dilapidated Tunica, which had been best known for slave descendants' squalid shacks along an open sewer just two blocks from Main Street called Sugar Ditch, has money to burn.
-- New York Times, Oct. 20, 2002

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Tunica residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tunica ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tunica was $20,114, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Tunica residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tunica, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.


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Libraries in Tunica include Robert C. Irwin Public Library ... View libraries

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Tunica County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tunica political report.

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The average commute time for Tunica workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ Once dilapidated Tunica, which had been best known for slave descendants' squalid shacks along an open sewer just two blocks from Main Street called Sugar Ditch, has money to burn. ”
~ New York Times, Oct. 20, 2002

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