Tunica County is located in northwest Mississippi. The County Seat is Tunica and the largest city is Tunica. The Official Web Site is located at http://tunicacountyms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 10,598 and the 2010 census population was 10,778. The land area is 454.67 square miles and there are 23.7 persons per square mile.
22.9% of the population is White, 75.1% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 76.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,000, there are 4,116 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,549, the median household income is $31,446, and 30.3% of the persons in Tunica County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 509. Retail sales (in $1000) were $130,682, and sales per capita were $12,457. The percentage of black-owned firms is 32.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 34.2%.
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