RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Tunica, Mississippi

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MS
Communities

















Welcome to Tunica ...

The town of Tunica is located in Tunica County<1> and is the County Seat for Tunica County.

The location of Tunica has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tunica has a population of 864 people<3> (see below for details).

Tunica was established in 1888.

The community of Tunica is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Tunica lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Tunica: (662)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tunica had an population of 864 people. This is a decrease of 16.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tunica had a population of 1,030 people (which is 9.56% of the total population of Tunica County). This makes Tunica the county's most populous community.

The population of Tunica represents 0.03% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 160th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,030 people, the population of Tunica decreased 9.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,132 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tunica.

Communities Also Named Tunica ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Tunica - they are located in and Louisiana (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tunica.

Communities near Tunica ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tunica.

  • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena - West Helena
    • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Tunica
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,299 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena - West Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena - West Helena
  • West Helena [Phillips County]
  • Helena [Phillips County]
  • Hughes [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
    • Hughes [Saint Francis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Tunica
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,216 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughes<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunica
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<6>
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunica
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
    • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Lake
      • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Tunica
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Lake
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Tunica
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<6>
    • Memphis [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [DeSoto County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Newport [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [DeSoto County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tunica. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tunica.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tunica. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tunica.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunica. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tunica.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tunica ...

Looking for more information about Tunica? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tunica, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tunica.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Mississippi

About Tunica County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tunica. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tunica County: www.tunicacounty.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Tunica, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tunica.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tunica - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tunica) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tunica. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tunica

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunica. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6880, Longitude: -90.3814       In this case, the coordinates for Tunica have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2020