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Tenaha is a town in Shelby County.
The community name derives from Indian term for "muddy water." The town was named for for Tenehaw Municipality, the original name of Shelby County.
The latitude of Tenaha is 31.943N. The longitude is -94.243W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 348 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,081.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tenaha demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75974 ZIP code.
3% of Tenaha residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tenaha ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tenaha was $10,892, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Tenaha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tenaha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $155. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $466.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tenaha political report.
The average commute time for Tenaha workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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