Tunica, Mississippi Population 2021

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Tunica is a city located in Tunica County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Tunica County. With a 2020 population of 762, it is the 178th largest city in Mississippi and the 11508th largest city in the United States . Tunica is currently declining at a rate of -6.27% annually and its population has decreased by -26.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,030 in 2010. Tunica reached it's highest population of 1,031 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Tunica has a population density of 1,148 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tunica is $62,081 with a poverty rate of 20.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $200,900. The median age in Tunica is 45.1 years, 42.9 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

Tunica Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tunica was:

  • White: 59.31%
  • Black or African American: 35.76%
  • Other race: 2.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tunica, Mississippi is 762 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 915.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,030.

Tunica, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White68559.31%
Black or African American41335.76%
Two or More Races252.16%
Some Other Race252.16%
Asian70.61%
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Tunica Population by Race

Tunica Population Pyramid $2021

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Tunica Median Age

45.1


Total

42.9


Male

47.5


Female

Tunica Adults

There are 897 adults, (260 of whom are seniors) in Tunica.

Tunica Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Tunica Sex Ratio

Female

652

56.45%

Male

503

43.55%

Tunica Population by Age

Tunica Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tunica Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married78.7%21.3%
All48.9%51.1%
Female25.6%74.4%
Non Family16.8%83.2%

48.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tunica Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5012.3148.9
Married2393.0878.7
Non Family2081.216.8
Female433.425.6
Male112.27100

3.09

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Tunica Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade678.08%
9th to 12th Grade718.56%
High School Graduate18121.83%
Some College23027.74%
Associates Degree566.76%
Bachelors Degree16019.30%
Graduate Degree647.72%
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Tunica Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tunica Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White548499214
Black2411523
Hispanic3833
Other Race1616
Asian777
2+ Races33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Tunica Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,083$41,696$28,929
Less Than 9th Grade$$53,500$
High School Graduate$42,500$45,795$
Some College$32,457$41,806$31,667
Bachelors Degree$27,857$$28,571
Graduate Degree$33,036$33,750$

$32,083

Average Earnings

$41,696

Average Male

$28,929

Average Female

Tunica Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tunica Language by Age

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Tunica Language

94.35% of Tunica residents speak only English, while 5.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.23% of the population.

Tunica Language

Tunica Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black41319547.22%
White671274.02%
Hispanic471225.53%
Other251248.00%

20.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.51%

Male Poverty Rate

23.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tunica

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tunica is Other, with 48.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tunica is White, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.94%.

Tunica Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.10%
Some College23.78%
High School19.34%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Tunica Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed10.62%
Male Employed2.33%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Tunica Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tunica Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,607$62,081
Families$83,456$88,968
Married Families$84,917-
Non Families$11,282$24,206
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Income by Household Type

Tunica Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Tunica Married by Age and Sex

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Tunica Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Tunica Marital Status by Race

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Tunica Marital Status

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59

Number of Veterans

48

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
First Gulf War5
Korea4
World War II
Second Gulf War

Tunica Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7441
75+11
35 to 545
55 to 642
18 to 34

Tunica Veterans by Age

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Tunica Veterans by Race

Tunica Veterans by Education

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20.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tunica Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Tunica Employment by Age

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Tunica Employment by Race

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Tunica Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.13%

Born in Tunica

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

1.56%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.75% of Tunica residents were born in the United States, with 61.13% having been born in Mississippi. 1.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Tunica Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021762-51-6.27%
2020813-51-5.90%
2019864-51-5.57%
2018915-14-1.51%
2017929-21-2.21%
2016950-16-1.66%
2015966-27-2.72%
20149930.00%
201399310.10%
2012992-19-1.88%
20111,011-20-1.94%
20101,0310.00%

Tunica Population by Year