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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.


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Median household income
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$18,807
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tenaha demographic reports
The community came to be with the construction of a railroad line between Shreveport and Houston in the 1880s.

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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.

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8% of Tenaha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tenaha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $155.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $466.


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Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tenaha political report.

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The average commute time for Tenaha workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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